Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Nicotine patches used in combination with e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) for...

1. The use of nicotine e-cigarettes in addition to conventional nicotine patches may result in a modest improvement in smoking cessation when compared to...

The PAGE trial: clinical outcomes do not improve with inhaled GM-CSF in pulmonary alveolar...

1. In patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, use of twice daily inhaled granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) did not improve clinical outcomes of vital capacity...

Quick Take: Budesonide-formoterol reliever therapy versus maintenance budesonide plus terbutaline reliever therapy in adults...

Maintenance inhaled corticosteroid therapy is effective for preventing severe asthma exacerbations in patients with mild to moderate asthma at baseline. However, adherence to these...

Quick Take: Hospital volume and outcomes for acute pulmonary embolism

Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can present with a myriad of symptoms, and without prompt recognition and treatment, are at risk of developing life-threatening...

Quick Take: A multicenter trial of vena cava filters in severely injured patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common following major trauma. While delay in thromboprophylaxis initiation by more than 1 to 3 days is associated with a...

Strong family relationships associated with improved asthma symptoms in dangerous neighborhoods

1. In this cross sectional study, children with asthma living in dangerous neighborhoods were less likely to have asthma symptoms if they had strong...

Quick Take: Disclosure of infant unsafe sleep practices by African American mothers in primary...

African American infants from low socioeconomic backgrounds remain at an increased risk of sleep-related death. In this study, 46 African American mothers were surveyed...

Quick Take: Investigating causal relations between sleep traits and risk of breast cancer in...

Previous studies have provided evidence for an association between circadian disruption and breast cancer risk. However, studies examining sleep traits such as chronotypes, insomnia...

Defining airflow obstruction as FEV1:FVC of less than 0.70 optimal compared to other fixed...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, an FEV1:FVC threshold of 0.71 was the best fit for discriminating COPD-related events, though it was not statistically...

Beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage run higher risk of readmission compared with traditional Medicare

1. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors observed that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries have a higher risk of readmission compared to traditional Medicare in...
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