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

Parenchymal lung disease reported in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

October 24, 2019
Acute digital clubbing was one clinical characteristic of a rare and potentially fatal lung disease recently observed in a cohort of patients with…
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Lung cancer risk 40% greater in unfiltered cigarette smokers

October 21, 2019
Smoking any type of cigarette is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer incidence and death, but unfiltered cigarettes pose the greatest…
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Occupational exposure to disinfectants may raise COPD risk

October 18, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open showed that the risk for COPD incidence was higher among nurses who regularly performed cleaning and…
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Pneumocystis pneumonia incidence in rheumatic disease dependent upon risk factors

October 16, 2019
Concomitant steroid-pulse treatment and baseline lymphopenia were among risk factors for pneumocystis pneumonia among a cohort of patients with…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Elevated PE risk seen beyond 6 weeks after various types of surgery

October 9, 2019
Regardless of the surgery type, the risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism was elevated at more than 6 weeks postoperatively, according to…
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Adjusted NEWS2 tool reduces alert frequency for patients admitted with COPD exacerbations

October 8, 2019
Using the National Early Warning Score 2 with an adjusted target saturation among patients admitted to the hospital for COPD exacerbations reduces…
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Pamrevlumab may be safe, effective in IPF

October 8, 2019
In a phase 2 trial, pamrevlumab, a fully recombinant human monoclonal antibody against connective tissue growth factor, appeared to reduce the…
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Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…
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Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
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