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

Metabolic dysfunction may exacerbate asthma in adults with obesity

April 5, 2019
Pre-diabetes and diabetes are risk factors for asthma exacerbations in adults with asthma and obesity, according to a study published in The Journal
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Consistent CPAP use may improve cognitive function in older patients

April 5, 2019
Older patients with obstructive sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure therapy for at least 4 hours nightly for 1 year had improved…
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Nearly one-quarter of patients with IBD have a concurrent IMID

April 4, 2019
A Danish cohort study revealed that nearly one-in-four patients with inflammatory bowel disease have another immune mediated inflammatory disease…
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Anti-inflammatory agents may reduce severe symptoms in children with CF

April 4, 2019
Early lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis is characterized by mucus accumulation, even in the absence of infection or structural defects…
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Coal mining linked to 33% of RA cases in Appalachia

April 3, 2019
One-third of rheumatoid arthritis cases in Appalachia — as well as 20% of arthritis diagnoses overall — among men aged 50 years and older…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Sugary drinks marketed to children using same tactics as cigarette companies

April 1, 2019
Cartoon characters — which have been banned from tobacco advertising for nearly 10 years — were just one of the techniques used by…
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Obstructive sleep apnea combined with excessive sleepiness increases heart failure risk

March 28, 2019
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who were excessively sleepy were at higher risk for heart failure, according to findings recently published in…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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ANCA linked to interstitial lung disease, pulmonary embolism in systemic sclerosis

March 13, 2019
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are linked to an increased prevalence of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary embolism in systemic…
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