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

CPAP reduces depressive symptoms in patients with sleep apnea, CVD

July 8, 2019
Continuous positive airway pressure treatment reduced depressive symptoms in patients with co-existing obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular…
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Vena cava filters after major trauma fail to reduce incidence of pulmonary embolism, death

July 8, 2019
Placing an inferior vena cava filter in patients within 72 hours of major trauma did not reduce incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death…
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Long-acting bronchodilator combination may be preferred for preventing COPD exacerbations

July 8, 2019
Among patients with COPD, combination treatment with a long-acting beta agonist plus a long-acting muscarinic antagonist was as effective as…
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Detection, treatment of dyspnea inconsistent in ICU

July 8, 2019
Although the prevalence of dyspnea was at least as high as that of pain, the detection and treatment of moderate to severe dyspnea were more…
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E-cigarette use increases risk for MI

July 6, 2019
Patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day or some days had an increased risk for MI, according to a study published in the Journal of the
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Nintedanib fails to improve progression-free survival in mesothelioma

July 5, 2019
When added to combination therapy with cisplatin plus pemetrexed, nintedanib did not improve progression-free survival in patients with malignant…
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Sepsis care differs for minority patients

July 3, 2019
The New York State Sepsis Initiative has improved sepsis care overall in New York, but implementation of the protocol appears to vary by race and…
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Smart devices may detect cardiac arrest

July 2, 2019
A proof-of-concept system with smart devices such as an Amazon Echo and Apple iPhone was able to effectively identify agonal breathing associated…
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Poorly controlled asthma common in pregnancy

July 1, 2019
The prevalence of poor asthma control during pregnancy is high among women in the United States, especially among the Medicaid population, and…
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Velcro sound detector accurately identifies ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

July 1, 2019
An algorithm designed to detect Velcro crackles in the lungs demonstrated diagnostic accuracy for detecting interstitial lung disease in patients…
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