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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COPD in nonsmokers, smokers share similar prevalence by US region

June 25, 2019
There is a strong correlation between the state-level incidences of COPD in both nonsmoking and currently smoking populations, indicating that in…
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IPF mortality varies according to demographic characteristics

June 25, 2019
The rates of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis-related mortality differ significantly based on sex, race and age, according to a study published in the…
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Smoking increases STEMI risk in women more than men

June 24, 2019
Women who smoke had a significantly increased risk for STEMI compared with men who smoke, according to a study published in the Journal of the
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Underage sales violations higher in tobacco, vape shops

June 24, 2019
Nearly half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check identification when underage decoys attempted to purchase vape products, according to a…
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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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