The Latest Journal Articles in Pulmonology

1Methotrexate use and risk of lung disease in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease: systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsBMJ, April 27, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
2Diagnostic accuracy of minimally invasive markers for detection of airway eosinophilia in asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysisThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
3Association between regular aspirin use and circulating markers of inflammation: a study within the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer screening trialCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
4Long-term continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as bridge to heart transplantationJournal of Thoracic Disease, April 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
5A phase II trial of gefitinib monotherapy in pretreated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer not harboring activating EGFR mutations: implications of sensitive EGFR mutation testCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6Exon sequencing identifies a novel CHRNA3-CHRNA5-CHRNB4 variant that increases the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRespirology, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Adjunctive vitamin D for treatment of active tuberculosis in India: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet Infectious Diseases, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
8LLPi: Liverpool lung project risk prediction model for lung cancer incidenceCancer Prevention Research, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Serum procalcitonin and viral testing to guide antibiotic use for respiratory infections in hospitalized adults: A randomized control trialThe Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
10A new era in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: considerations for future clinical trialsEuropean Respiratory Journal , April 27, 2015  Clinical Article
1Internists’ paper offers policy guidance on electronic nicotine delivery system regulation and oversight American College of Physicians News, April 27, 2015
2Nintedanib in lung cancer: Added benefit depends on disease severityGerman Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), April 27, 2015
3Detecting lung cancer at an early stageRuhr-Universitaet-Bochum News, April 24, 2015
4Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: NicotineUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center news, April 24, 2015
5Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United StatesUniversity of Colorado at Boulder News, April 24, 2015
6UTMB investigates use of oxygen therapy among COPD patientsUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, April 24, 2015
7Hasbro Children's Hospital study finds link between adverse childhood experiences and pediatric asthmaRhode Island Hospital, April 24, 2015
8Cloth masks - dangerous to your health?UNSW Australia Health News, April 24, 2015
9Northwestern Medicine researchers solve mystery of deadly transplant infectionNorthwestern Medicine News, April 24, 2015
10Asthma discovery may lead to new therapeutic approachMayo Clinic, April 23, 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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