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

Solriamfetol improves wakefulness, sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea

June 24, 2019
Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness, solriamfetol significantly increased wakefulness and reduced sleepiness…
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Smoking cessation may lower odds for recurrent CV events at any age

June 22, 2019
Quitting smoking after an initial CV event led to reduced risk for recurrent vascular events and all-cause mortality regardless of age, according to…
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Occupational hazards may account for range of lung diseases

June 21, 2019
Occupational hazards, which include inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, may be responsible for a number of noncancerous lung diseases…
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E-cigarette explosion severely injures teen

June 21, 2019
An image recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine captured the injuries sustained by a teenage boy after an e-cigarette exploded in…
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Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…
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Macitentan reduces pulmonary vascular resistance in portopulmonary hypertension: PORTICO

June 20, 2019
Among patients with portopulmonary hypertension, treatment with macitentan, as compared with placebo, was associated with a 35% decrease in pulmonary…
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Cystic fibrosis-specific variables improve predicted disease severity in patients on waitlist

June 19, 2019
New data suggest that the addition of clinical variables specifically associated with reduced survival in cystic fibrosis to the lung allocation…
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E-cigarette nicotine may impede airway mucus clearance

June 18, 2019
Exposure to nicotine in vapor from electronic cigarettes appears to contribute to mucociliary dysfunction that is often seen with respiratory…
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Sarcoidosis diagnosed in older patients linked to worse outcomes

June 18, 2019
In a new study, sarcoidosis appeared to require a high index of suspicion in elderly patients because older patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis…
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Obstructive sleep apnea increases risk for type 2 diabetes

June 17, 2019
Patients with untreated moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea were at higher risk for incident type 2 diabetes that was nonlinear along the…
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