Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Continuous or extended combined oral contraceptive regimens not linked to higher venous thromboembolism risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, continuous (84/7) or extended (365/0) cycle regimens of combined oral contraceptives were not linked with meaningfully higher rates...

Superwarfarin contaminants found in synthetic cannabinoid-associated coagulopathy outbreak

1. During one month at a single medical center in Illinois in 2018, 34 cases of synthetic cannabinoid associated coagulopathy were identified. 2. Of...

Rivaroxaban does not decrease rates of venous thromboembolism complications after hospital discharge

1. At a median follow-up of 3.3 years, rates of symptomatic venous thromboembolism or death due to thromboembolism were similar for medically ill patients...

Supraglottic airway resuscitation likely more or just as effective as endotracheal intubation for out-of-hospital...

1. In an American, randomized controlled trial, supraglottic airway (SGA) resuscitation was associated with marginally better neurological outcomes and 72-hour survival compared to endotracheal...

One in seven U.S. adults used marijuana in 2017

1. Adults aged 18 to 34 had the highest frequency of marijuana use compared to all other age groups. 2. A small percentage of respondents...

E-cigarette use common, especially among younger adults and those in the LBGTQ community

1. Adults within the LBGTQ community more likely to use e-cigarettes. 2. Participants with chronic health conditions and current combustible cigarette smokers also had higher...

Regular marijuana use is associated with development of respiratory issues

1. Marijuana use is associated with increased cough and sputum production. 2. Limited data exists to assess the relationship between marijuana use and pulmonary function...

Dupilumab reduces systemic glucocorticoid use in severe asthmatics

1. Glucocorticoid dependent severe asthmatics treated with dupilumab for 24 weeks used significantly lower doses of glucocorticoids while maintaining asthmatic control compared to placebo...

Lower and higher oxygen saturation targets result in equal but contrasting outcomes for extremely...

1. In this meta-analysis, there was no significant difference between lower and higher oxygen saturation targets on a primary composite of mortality or major...

Recombinant human pentraxin 2 slows the decline in lung function for patients with idiopathic...

1. The use of recombinant human pentraxin 2 vs placebo resulted in a slower decline in lung function over 28 weeks for patients with...
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