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

Nintedanib fails to improve progression-free survival in mesothelioma

July 5, 2019
When added to combination therapy with cisplatin plus pemetrexed, nintedanib did not improve progression-free survival in patients with malignant…
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Sepsis care differs for minority patients

July 3, 2019
The New York State Sepsis Initiative has improved sepsis care overall in New York, but implementation of the protocol appears to vary by race and…
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Smart devices may detect cardiac arrest

July 2, 2019
A proof-of-concept system with smart devices such as an Amazon Echo and Apple iPhone was able to effectively identify agonal breathing associated…
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Poorly controlled asthma common in pregnancy

July 1, 2019
The prevalence of poor asthma control during pregnancy is high among women in the United States, especially among the Medicaid population, and…
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Velcro sound detector accurately identifies ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

July 1, 2019
An algorithm designed to detect Velcro crackles in the lungs demonstrated diagnostic accuracy for detecting interstitial lung disease in patients…
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African Americans who use menthols less likely to quit smoking

June 28, 2019
African American smokers who used menthol cigarettes were 12% less likely to quit smoking than nonmenthol smokers, possibly due to targeted…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia

June 27, 2019
Researchers have found that leading causes of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in children aged younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income…
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FEV1:FVC ratio diagnostic threshold optimal for predicting COPD prognosis

June 27, 2019
Use of a ratio of FEV1 to FVC less than 0.7 to define airflow obstruction was at least as accurate as other thresholds for predicting COPD-related…
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Access to global health-related training difficult for pulmonary, critical care fellowship programs

June 26, 2019
Lack of mentorship, dedicated fellowship time and established global partners are major roadblocks to providing global health-related training…
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