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

COPD treatment patterns changing over time

August 5, 2019
New data from the COLIBRI-COPD French cohort demonstrate a significant shift in physician prescribing patterns for COPD therapy during the past 6…
In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Clofazimine safe, well-tolerated alternative for M. abscessus infection

August 2, 2019
Clofazimine was a safe and well-tolerated part of a multidrug regimen used to treat children with odontogenic Mycobacterium abscessus infection that…
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AMAZES: Azithromycin may increase antibiotic resistance in severe asthma

August 2, 2019
In a substudy of the AMAZES trial, azithromycin, when used as a treatment for exacerbations in patients with severe asthma, reduced Haemophilus
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Bronchoconstriction common in young elite athletes

August 1, 2019
About one-quarter of young elite athletes experienced exercise-induced bronchoconstriction and had evidence of epithelial damage, according to a…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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Estimated global prevalence of latent TB about 25%

July 31, 2019
About one-quarter of the world’s population may be infected with latent tuberculosis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis…
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Point-of-care ultrasound for pneumonia diagnosis feasible in low-resource settings

July 30, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound was shown to be a useful tool for nonphysician clinicians in South Sudan to determine whether children had pneumonia…
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Chronic cough in asthma linked to more severe disease

July 30, 2019
Among patients with asthma, those with chronic cough vs. without chronic cough had worse respiratory symptoms, more health care use, lower lung…
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Drug use within 3 days sufficient to identify substance abuse disorder in younger teens

July 30, 2019
Questions that assessed frequency of use of alcohol, cannabis and other illicit drugs correctly determined which adolescents had substance use…
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