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

Cough-sound analyzer app shows potential as diagnostic tool for pediatric respiratory diseases

June 13, 2019
A novel automated cough-sound analyzer technology incorporated in a smartphone app shows potential as a high-level diagnostic aid in the assessment…
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Customized, self-managed asthma intervention improves outcomes in older adults

June 12, 2019
Older adults with asthma who received interventions specific to their needs and barriers experienced improvements in asthma outcomes, quality of life…
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PRESIS: Hypertonic saline safe, effective in infants with cystic fibrosis

June 10, 2019
A clinical trial including lung clearance index and MRI as measures for early lung disease was feasible and showed that preventive inhalation…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…
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Impaired lung function, coronary artery disease increase mortality risk in adults with HIV

June 7, 2019
In a new study, researchers observed a relationship between impaired lung function and coronary artery disease linked with increased mortality in…
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Novel pharmacologic combination shows potential for reducing obstructive sleep apnea severity

June 5, 2019
A combination of atomoxetine and oxybutynin administered before bedtime resulted in a significant reduction in severity of obstructive sleep apnea…
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Water-pipe smoking increases risk for coronary artery calcium progression

June 5, 2019
In a new study, adults who reported exclusive water-pipe smoking had a higher risk for coronary heart disease, based on the presence and extent of…
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Decreased exposure to air pollutants in California reduced asthma incidence in children

June 3, 2019
Decreases in regional air pollutants were associated with reductions in asthma incidence among children in Southern California from 1993 to 2014…
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Wildfires worse for children’s health compared with prescribed burns

May 31, 2019
Children in California who were exposed to wildfire smoke had increases in asthma exacerbations, including wheezing in those who did not have asthma…
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Patient-directed YouTube videos on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis often misleading

May 31, 2019
Patient-directed idiopathic pulmonary brosis videos posted on YouTube are often inaccurate and provide incomplete information, researchers reported. …
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