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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Tool identifies patients with COPD at risk for serious complications

December 3, 2018
The Ottawa COPD Risk Scale — which assessed a combination of 10 factors — ascertained which patients with COPD were more likely to have…
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Smoke-free policies linked to lower systolic BP

November 29, 2018
Smoke-free policies may contribute to reductions in systolic BP in nonsmoking adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American
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Performance coaching for practices increases use of tobacco dependence treatments

November 26, 2018
Primary care clinicians who utilized performance coaching as part of a multicomponent intervention conduced significantly increased rates of tobacco…
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Legacy prescribing appears common in primary care

November 21, 2018
Legacy prescribing — prescribing drugs past their usual effective or recommended period — seemed prevalent in primary care, according to…
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Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

November 16, 2018
New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental…
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E-cigarettes affect platelet function similarly to tobacco cigarettes

November 14, 2018
Smoking electronic cigarettes provokes changes in soluble CD40-ligand, soluble P-selectin and platelet function in smokers and nonsmokers in ways…
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CDC: Smoking rate among US adults reaches all-time low

November 8, 2018
In 2017, 14% of adults reported cigarette smoking in the last 30 days — the lowest level ever recorded, down from 15.5% in 2016, and a 67%…
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Computer-generated phone calls slightly increase asthma medication adherence

November 6, 2018
Computer-generated phone calls based on a patient’s electronic health record and answers to questions led to a small but statistically…
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Nintedanib combination therapy no better than monotherapy in some cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

November 1, 2018
Nintedanib plus sildenafil produced the same results as ninetdanib alone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and diffusion capacity of the…
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Juul, pod-based e-cigarettes increasingly popular among teens

October 31, 2018
Adolescents and young adults are using pod-based e-cigarettes — such as Juul — more frequently than other types of e-cigarettes and…
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