The Latest Clinical Articles in Pulmonology & Respiratory

1Fracture prevention in COPD patients: A clinical 5-step approachRespiratory Research, March 30, 2015  Full Text  Review Article
2Dietary patterns and asthma prevalence, incidence and controlClinical & Experimental Allergy, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
3Clinical potential of aclidinium bromide in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseInternational Journal of COPD, March 30, 2015  Full Text  Review Article
4Phase I trial of everolimus in combination with thoracic radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancerAnnals of Oncology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
5Effects of long-term use of macrolides in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsBMC Infectious Diseases, March 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
6Final overall survival results from a phase III, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of gefitinib versus placebo as maintenance therapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer Journal of Thoracic Oncology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
7Acute response of right ventricular function to iloprost inhalations in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: Preliminary evaluation with cardiac magnetic resonance imagingChinese Journal of Lung Cancer, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
8Effectiveness of EGFR-TKIs versus chemotherapy as first-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A meta-analysisChinese Journal of Lung Cancer, March 30, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
9Oxidative stress–induced mitochondrial dysfunction drives inflammation and airway smooth muscle remodeling in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
10A bibliometric analysis of the 100 most influential papers on COPDInternational Journal of COPD, March 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
1Study may explain low blood oxygen levels for cystic fibrosis patients with infected lungsSt. Michael's Hospital, March 30, 2015
2Merck announces collaboration with the American Diabetes Association to educate adults with diabetes about increased risk for serious diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia Merck, March 27, 2015
3American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
4Increased susceptibility to measles: A side effect of Ebola epidemicJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 24, 2015
5Study sheds new light on asthma, COPDWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News, March 20, 2015
6Gene discovery provides clues to how TB may evade the immune systemUniversity of Cambridge News, March 20, 2015
7Tobacco use is declining, but major intensification is needed in reduction and control effortsWHO news, March 20, 2015
8WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”WHO news, March 20, 2015
9New cystic fibrosis research takes aim at deadly pathogenThe University of Texas at Austin News, March 18, 2015
10A blood test could replace lung cancer biopsiesIDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute News, March 18, 2015

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Lecithinized superoxide dismutase treatment promising in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia

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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