1Pharmacologic treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseInternational Journal of COPD  Clinical Article
2Cooccurrence of and remission from general anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms after acute lung injury: A 2-year longitudinal studyCritical Care Medicine  Clinical Article
3Community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization among U.S. childrenNew England Journal of Medicine  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
4Functional capacity, physical activity, and quality of life in hypoxemic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseInternational Journal of COPD  Full Text  Clinical Article
5The efficacy of first-line chemotherapy is associated with KRAS mutation status in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A meta-analysisMedical Oncology  Evidence Based Medicine
6Safety and activity of alisertib, an investigational aurora kinase A inhibitor, in patients with breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma, and gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma: A five-arm phase 2 studyThe Lancet Oncology  Clinical Article
7A translational, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic phase IB clinical study of everolimus in resectable non-small cell lung cancerClinical Cancer Research  Clinical Article
8Anticoagulant treatment for acute pulmonary embolism: A pathophysiology-based clinical approachEuropean Respiratory Journal  Clinical Article
9Treatment of pulmonary embolism with rivaroxaban: Outcomes by simplified pulmonary embolism severity index score from a post hoc analysis of the EINSTEIN PE studyAcademic Emergency Medicine  Clinical Article
10CRHR1 gene SNPs and response to systemic corticosteroids in Indian asthmatic children during acute exacerbationThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics  Clinical Article
1Cystic fibrosis discovery may lead to new treatment strategy to help patients breathe easierUCSF News
2The numbers are in: 1.8m Australian smokers likely to die from their habitUniversity of Melbourne News
3Liquid biopsy: A real-time blood test for solid lung cancer tumorsYale School of Medicine News
4New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations on U.S. childrenCDC
5Decline in smoking rates may increase lung cancer mortality due to inadequate screening guidelinesMayo Clinic
6Lung cancer: Special gene could halt the growth of tumour cellsMedical University of Vienna
7Investigational drug can reduce asthma flareupsWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News
8Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteriaThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health and Medicine News
9Researchers pin down genetic pathways linked to CF disease severityUNC Health Care System
10Ottawa COPD Risk Scale could save Ontario $115M over 3 yearsOttawa Hospital Research Institute News

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As reported in BMC Pulmonary Medicine, lecithinized superoxide dismutase (80 mg x 28d) attenuated LDH and surfactant protein A levels in patients with progressive idiopathic interstitial pneumonia; there was no change in forced vital capacity. The LDH and surfactant protein levels returned to baseline by day 56. There were no differences between adverse events and mortality rates in the treated and placebo groups.

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