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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Model identifies patients who would benefit from annual lung cancer screening

March 1, 2019
Incorporating data from low-dose CT lung cancer screening into a prediction model helped identify patients who would benefit from annual lung cancer…
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Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk for lung cancer

March 1, 2019
Patients who took low-dose aspirin for more than 5 years had a modestly lower risk for lung cancer, according to findings recently published in JAMA
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Smoking interferes with assisted fertilization procedures

February 25, 2019
Smoking increased the odds an assisted reproductive technology procedure involving embryos within the body was cancelled, according to findings…
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Children that are bullied, sexually abused, more likely to smoke, drink as adults

February 22, 2019
Children who were bullied and sexually abused were more likely to smoke and excessively drink alcohol as adults, according to findings recently…
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Palivizumab not effective treatment for RSV bronchiolitis

February 18, 2019
IV palivizumab, a monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, did not appear to help or harm infants with RSV-positive bronchiolitis…
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Chemical exposure before, after birth reduces lung function

February 15, 2019
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances may reduce lung function in children, researchers said. …
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Point-of-care ultrasound shows diagnostic, cost-saving potential

February 13, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound provided diagnostic capabilities in several clinical areas and reduced costs, according to a systematic review recently…
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PCV13 reduces CAP in France more than 5 years later

February 6, 2019
Vaccination with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has consistently decreased the rate of community-acquired pneumonia among French…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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