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.

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Indoor wood, candle burning may create potentially hazardous air quality

April 23, 2019
Less than 4 hours of indoor candle or wood burning daily significantly increased daily exposure to potentially hazardous, combustionderived…
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Pregnant smokers who quit early may reduce risk for preterm birth vs later quitters

April 22, 2019
The earlier in pregnancy a woman quits smoking, the lower her risk for preterm birth, even if she was a high-frequency cigarette smoker, according to…
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Medicaid could save $2.6 billion if 1% of smokers quit

April 17, 2019
A slight reduction in absolute smoking prevalence in the United States would result in “substantial” Medicaid savings the following year…
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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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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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