Pulmonology

Reports of high-impact pulmonology studies by medical professionals

Patent foramen ovale associated with four-fold increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients with...

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) were found to have a significantly...

Quick Take: Discovery and validation of a prognostic proteomic signature for tuberculosis progression

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death by an infectious disease. Identifying affected individuals, particularly if they are asymptomatic, however, remains a challenge...

Quick Take: The burden of health conditions for middle-aged and older adults in the...

Understanding the burden of health conditions in older adults in the U.S. is essential in addressing the healthcare demands of this patient population. This...

Internal medicine interns spending minority of time on direct inpatient care

1. In this direct observational study, first year internal medicine residents (interns) spent only 13% of their time on direct patient care, while spending...

No decrease in risk of deep vein thrombosis seen with adjunctive pneumatic compression

1. A randomized control trial of adult ICU patients randomized to receive either adjunct intermittent pneumatic compression with pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis versus pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis only...

Quick Take: Pembrolizumab Versus Chemotherapy for Previously Untreated, PD-L1-Expressing, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small-Cell...

Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody against programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1). Previous studies have shown that pembrolizumab is effective in prolonging survival in...

Electronic health record clinical and genomic data provides relevant insights for non-small cell lung...

1. In patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), an analysis of clinical and genomic data from routine care replicated previously established relationships between...

Quick Take: Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: An Open-Label,...

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a devastating cancer, with survival rates ranging from as low as 17% to 46%. Diagnosis and/or treatment usually involves an...

In utero administration of ivacaftor averts multiorgan disease in ferret model of cystic fibrosis...

1. A G551D missense mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance receptor (CFTR) is a genetic cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).2. In utero administration...

Shorter treatment regimen found to be noninferior for patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis

1. A randomized control trial of patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis found that shorter treatment regimens were noninferior to longer treatment regimens currently recommended...
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