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

Smoke-free laws may decrease workplace secondhand smoke exposure

August 9, 2019
Nonsmoking workers in states without comprehensive smoke-free laws are more likely to be frequently exposed to workplace secondhand smoke than…
In the Journals

Exposure to air pollution in utero may increase odds of NICU admission

August 9, 2019
In utero exposure to common air pollutants appears to be associated with increased odds of NICU admission, according to study results published in…
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Antibiotic use in infancy increases risk for childhood asthma

August 8, 2019
Researchers found a dose-dependent association between antibiotic use in infancy and the development of asthma in childhood, regardless of the type…
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Vitamin D levels modify pollution-driven asthma symptoms in pediatric obesity

August 8, 2019
Circulating vitamin D levels affect the risk for respiratory symptoms related to indoor air pollution among children with obesity and asthma…
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Persistent immune dysregulation after sepsis associated with worse long-term outcomes

August 7, 2019
Persistent dysregulated immune response after hospital discharge, which was common among patients who were hospitalized for sepsis, may increase the…
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Effects of IPF combination therapy similar for patients with, without right heart dysfunction

August 7, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the effects of nintedanib plus sildenafil, as compared with nintedanib alone, on quality of life…
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BASEL IX: Pulmonary embolism 'uncommon cause' of syncope

August 6, 2019
Pulmonary embolism appears to be rare in patients presenting with syncope to the ED, according to data published in the Journal of the American
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COPD treatment patterns changing over time

August 5, 2019
New data from the COLIBRI-COPD French cohort demonstrate a significant shift in physician prescribing patterns for COPD therapy during the past 6…
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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Clofazimine safe, well-tolerated alternative for M. abscessus infection

August 2, 2019
Clofazimine was a safe and well-tolerated part of a multidrug regimen used to treat children with odontogenic Mycobacterium abscessus infection that…
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