In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in pulmonology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Health literacy, cognitive ability may affect COPD self-management behaviors

August 16, 2019
Limited health literacy and fluid cognitive ability deficits are associated with lower adherence to self-management behaviors in patients with COPD…
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Bathing shortly before bedtime significantly improves sleep quality

August 15, 2019
People who bathe or shower in warm water 1 to 2 hours before bedtime fall asleep faster and experience significantly better quality of sleep…
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OSA traits help identify patients responsive to oral appliance therapy

August 15, 2019
Certain traits can be used to identify patients with a type of obstructive sleep apnea that is highly responsive to oral appliance therapy, a recent…
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Vaping, cigarette smoking worsen sleep quality in women

August 14, 2019
Women who use electronic cigarettes in addition to conventional cigarettes experience more sleep disturbances than nonsmokers and those who only use…
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Balloon atrial septostomy potentially beneficial in advanced PAH

August 13, 2019
Balloon atrial septostomy appears to be safe and is associated with hemodynamic improvements in patients with advanced pulmonary artery hypertension…
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Air pollution may accelerate emphysema progression

August 13, 2019
Long-term exposure to common air pollutants is associated with significant progression of emphysema, according to an 18-year study published in…
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Artificial intelligence models may predict pulmonary embolism risk

August 12, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that a machine learning algorithm may be able to accurately predict a patient’s risk for…
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Osteoporosis prevalent in patients with COPD

August 9, 2019
More than one-third of patients with COPD worldwide may have osteoporosis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in…
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Smoke-free laws may decrease workplace secondhand smoke exposure

August 9, 2019
Nonsmoking workers in states without comprehensive smoke-free laws are more likely to be frequently exposed to workplace secondhand smoke than…
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Exposure to air pollution in utero may increase odds of NICU admission

August 9, 2019
In utero exposure to common air pollutants appears to be associated with increased odds of NICU admission, according to study results published in…
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