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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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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High doses of prenatal vitamin D not associated with children’s asthma risk

March 13, 2019
Women who took high doses of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy did not impact their child’s risk for asthma by the age of 6 years…
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Infertility linked to small increased cancer risk

March 12, 2019
Infertile women appeared more likely to develop certain malignancies than women without fertility problems, according to an analysis of a U.S…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Pembrolizumab shows durable survival benefit in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

March 7, 2019
Pembrolizumab monotherapy continued to show a survival advantage over chemotherapy among certain patients with previously untreated, advanced…
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