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

Pre-existing antibodies linked to benefit, risks of anti-PD-1 therapy for lung cancer

February 4, 2019
Preexisting antibodies in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab or pembrolizumab appeared associated with both clinical…
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Pediatric corticosteroid use increases with poor asthma control documentation

January 29, 2019
Children with uncontrolled or undocumented control of their asthma symptoms were more likely to receive prescriptions for both oral and inhaled…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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Flavored tobacco use among US youth rebounds after brief dip

January 18, 2019
There was a significant decrease in flavored tobacco product use among U.S. youth in middle and high school between 2014 and 2016, but the trend…
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Chemoradiotherapy extends survival in limited-stage small cell lung cancer

January 18, 2019
Patients with stage I to stage II small cell lung cancer achieved long-term survival with acceptable adverse effects following chemoradiotherapy and…
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Smoking linked to poor neoadjuvant chemotherapy response, recurrence in bladder cancer

January 16, 2019
Cigarette smoking appeared significantly associated with poor pathological response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy among patients with…
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Vitamin D reduces COPD exacerbations

January 16, 2019
Oral vitamin D supplementation “safely and substantially” lowered the moderate/severe COPD exacerbation rates in patients with baseline…
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1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The
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Treatment at academic centers yields survival benefit in metastatic NSCLC

January 15, 2019
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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