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

Macitentan reduces pulmonary vascular resistance in portopulmonary hypertension: PORTICO

June 20, 2019
Among patients with portopulmonary hypertension, treatment with macitentan, as compared with placebo, was associated with a 35% decrease in pulmonary…
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Cystic fibrosis-specific variables improve predicted disease severity in patients on waitlist

June 19, 2019
New data suggest that the addition of clinical variables specifically associated with reduced survival in cystic fibrosis to the lung allocation…
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E-cigarette nicotine may impede airway mucus clearance

June 18, 2019
Exposure to nicotine in vapor from electronic cigarettes appears to contribute to mucociliary dysfunction that is often seen with respiratory…
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Sarcoidosis diagnosed in older patients linked to worse outcomes

June 18, 2019
In a new study, sarcoidosis appeared to require a high index of suspicion in elderly patients because older patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis…
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Obstructive sleep apnea increases risk for type 2 diabetes

June 17, 2019
Patients with untreated moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea were at higher risk for incident type 2 diabetes that was nonlinear along the…
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CanCOLD: Poor sleep quality linked to COPD exacerbations

June 14, 2019
Patients with poor sleep quality scores were at increased risk for exacerbations of COPD, according to 18-month follow-up results of the CanCOLD…
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Cough-sound analyzer app shows potential as diagnostic tool for pediatric respiratory diseases

June 13, 2019
A novel automated cough-sound analyzer technology incorporated in a smartphone app shows potential as a high-level diagnostic aid in the assessment…
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Customized, self-managed asthma intervention improves outcomes in older adults

June 12, 2019
Older adults with asthma who received interventions specific to their needs and barriers experienced improvements in asthma outcomes, quality of life…
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PRESIS: Hypertonic saline safe, effective in infants with cystic fibrosis

June 10, 2019
A clinical trial including lung clearance index and MRI as measures for early lung disease was feasible and showed that preventive inhalation…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…
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