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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Patient-reported symptoms linked to disease activity changes in SSc

September 10, 2019
Patient-reported symptoms are associated with clinically impactful changes in systemic sclerosis disease activity, according to findings published in…
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Inhaled sargramostim modestly improves arterial oxygen tension in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

September 5, 2019
Among patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, treatment with daily inhaled recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor…
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E-cigarette use negatively impacts sleep quality, survey shows

September 5, 2019
Ecigarette users reported “worse sleep health” than those who did not use the devices, according to researchers. The same association…
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Addition of metformin to TKI therapy improves survival in EGFR-mutant lung cancer

September 5, 2019
The addition of metformin hydrochloride to standard epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors significantly improved PFS and OS…
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Non-small cell lung cancer associated with poorer prognosis in older patients with IPF

September 3, 2019
Non-small cell lung cancer is associated with poorer prognosis and has a unique presentation in elderly patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis…
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Pradaxa safe, effective for recurrent VTE prevention

September 3, 2019
Warfarin and Pradaxa were both safe and effective at preventing recurrent venous thrombotic events in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis…
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Personalized mechanical ventilation fails to reduce mortality in ARDS

August 30, 2019
In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, personalizing mechanical ventilation based on lung morphology did not decrease mortality at 90…
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Mortality rates decreasing in cystic fibrosis patients treated with invasive mechanical ventilation

August 29, 2019
Mortality rates in adults with cystic fibrosis treated with invasive mechanical ventilation have decreased over time, suggesting mechanical…
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BEST-1 confirms preferred antibiotic regimen for children with bronchiectasis

August 28, 2019
New data from the BEST-1 trial indicate that amoxicillin-clavulanate is more effective than placebo in resolving non-severe exacerbations in children…
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Budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy outperforms maintenance plus as-needed therapy for preventing asthma exacerbations

August 28, 2019
Data from the PRACTICAL study showed that budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy in a single inhaler for patients with mild to moderate asthma was…
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