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

Asthma severity linked to fatty acid intake in children

May 6, 2019
In children, a diet higher in omega-6 fatty acids may worsen asthma severity and response to indoor particulate air pollution, whereas increased…
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Lung volume reduction confers clinical benefit in emphysema

May 6, 2019
Among patients with severe emphysema, lung volume reduction interventions including surgery, endobronchial valves, endobronchial coils or sclerosing…
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Azithromycin reduces treatment failure in acute COPD exacerbations

May 3, 2019
Use of the antibiotic azithromycin on top of standard care may reduce treatment failure in high-risk patients hospitalized for an acute exacerbation…
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Telemonitoring not superior to CPAP for blood pressure improvement

May 2, 2019
In patients with obstructive sleep apnea and high cardiovascular risk, remote telemonitoring and continuous positive airway pressure yielded similar…
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Combination lumacaftor, ivacaftor improves clinical outcomes in young children with cystic fibrosis

May 2, 2019
Lumacaftor and ivacaftor combination therapy was generally safe and well-tolerated over 24 weeks of treatment in children aged 2 to 5 years with…
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Noninvasive ventilation, CPAP yield similar long-term effectiveness in obesity hypoventilation syndrome

May 1, 2019
In a new study from the Spanish Sleep Network, treatment with noninvasive ventilation or continuous positive airway pressure resulted in a similar…
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PAH diagnostic algorithms vary widely

May 1, 2019
New data show that pulmonary arterhypertension diagnostic algorithms that have been developed using administrative health data differ significantly…
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Adding corticosteroids to antibiotics cut community-acquired pneumonia treatment costs

April 30, 2019
New data suggest that treating community-acquired pneumonia with corticosteroids in addition to antibiotics may lead to significant cost-savings to…
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COPD ambulatory care by pulmonologists low in Canadian study

April 30, 2019
Only 1 in 10 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease visited a pulmonologist within a 1-year period in Ontario, Canada, according to…
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New insights on link between common lung diseases and cardiovascular risk

April 29, 2019
Patients with common lung diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung fibrosis, are significantly more likely to…
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