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1 Breastfeeding and childhood asthma: Systematic review and meta-analysis American Journal of Epidemiology, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Switching patients from other inhaled corticosteroid devices to the Easyhaler: Historical, matched-cohort study of real-life asthma patients Full Text Journal of Asthma and Allergy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Use of CPAP and surfactant therapy in newborns with respiratory distress syndrome The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, April 16, 2014    Review Article

4 Phase II study of erlotinib for acquired resistance to gefitinib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer Anticancer Research, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Estimated glomerular filtration rate is an easy predictor of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy Full Text The Oncologist, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Bronchodilator response as a hallmark of uncontrolled asthma: A randomised clinical trial Journal of Asthma, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Duration of benefit in patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis after inhaled granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor therapy Chest, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Determinants of exercise-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic sclerosis International Journal of Cardiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea alters cancer-associated transcriptional signatures in circulating leukocytes SLEEP, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Diagnostic utility of immunohistochemistry in distinguishing between epithelioid pleural mesotheliomas and breast carcinomas: A comparative study Human Pathology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Meta-analysis of intentional sublobar resections versus lobectomy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer Full Text Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Influenza-like illness, the time to seek healthcare, and influenza antiviral receipt during the 2010-11 influenza season -- United States The Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Could T cells be involved in lung deterioration and hyperglycemia in cystic fibrosis? Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, April 16, 2014    Review Article

14 Incremental shuttle walking test: a reproducible and valid test to evaluate exercise tolerance in adults with noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Clinical relevance of ground glass opacity in 105 patients with miliary tuberculosis Respiratory Medicine, April 16, 2014    Review Article

16 STOP accelerating lung aging for the treatment of COPD Experimental Gerontology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The association between the GSTP1 A313G and GSTM1 null/present polymorphisms and the treatment response of the platinum-based chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients: a meta-analysis Tumor Biology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Frequency of Class I and II HLA alleles in patients with lung cancer according to chemotherapy response and five-year survival The Clinical Respiratory Journal, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Survival differences in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension: clues to a better understanding of outcome and optimal treatment strategies JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Genetic variants in the major histocompatibility complex class I and class II genes are associated with Diisocyanate-induced asthma Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 16, 2014    Review Article

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Clinical Pearls in Pulmonology

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Simvastatin has a modest effect on Streptococcus pneumoniae infections

Using a murine mouse model of pneumonia, prolonged simvastatin therapy has a measureable effect on Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, but no effect on mortality. Mice were treated with simvastatin (1 mg/kg/d [low dose] or 10 mg/kg/d [high dose]) for 4 weeks, then infected with S. pneumoniae intrathecally. Mice treated with the high-dose regimen had less lung consolidation, decreased macrophage and neutrophil infiltration, decreased MCP-1, KC, and ICAM-1 production, and decreased bacterial titers in the blood 36 and 42 h post-infection. Despite these favorable physiologic effects, there was no effect on mortality compared to control mice treated with ampicillin 48 h post-infection.

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Low D-dimer levels identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia

As published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, there were no mortalities in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and low levels of D-dimer (< 500 ug/l). Of 147 patients in the study, D-dimer levels were elevated in those with severe CAP (2166 vs. 1630 ug/l), day 30-clinical failure (2228 vs. 1594 ug/l), early failure (2499 vs. 1669 ug/l), and non-survivors (3025 vs. 1680 ug/l). Importantly, D-dimer levels were not shown to be associated with clinical outcome based on multivariate analysis.

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Bacteremia increases mortality risk in pneumococcal pneumonia

As published in the Journal of Infection, 114 of 981 (11.6%) of patients with pneumococcal pneumonia were bacteremic. Risk factors for bacteremia included immunosuppressants, age < 65 years, and diabetes mellitus. Patients with pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteria were at increased risk for mortality (28.6% vs. 8.5%). The combination of bacteremia, cerebrovascular disease, and septic shock had a strong association with mortality in patients with pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Most Popular Pulmonology Articles

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1 Tiotropium in asthma: A systematic review Journal of Asthma and Allergy, March 11, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 The association between forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and pulse oximetric measurements of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the patients with COPD:A preliminary study Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, March 20, 2014

3 Asthma in pregnancy: a hit for two European Respiratory Review, March 6, 2014

4 Effects of periodontal treatment on lung function and exacerbation frequency in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic periodontitis: A 2-year pilot randomized controlled trial Journal of Clinical Periodontology, March 5, 2014

5 Interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Spontaneous and drug induced Drugs, February 28, 2014

6 Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 13, 2014

7 Treatment of venous thromboembolism JAMA, February 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

8 Obstructive sleep apnea and dyslipidemia: evidence and underlying mechanism Sleep and Breathing, March 7, 2014    Review Article

9 Tadalafil in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, March 6, 2014

10 Montelukast versus budesonide as a first line preventive therapy in mild persistent asthma in 2 to 18 y The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, February 28, 2014    Free full text

11 Children with asthma by school age display aberrant immune responses to pathogenic airway bacteria as infants The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, March 7, 2014

12 Statin use and clinical outcomes among pneumonia patients Clinical Microbiology and Infection, February 7, 2014

13 Complementary and alternative medicine use and asthma: Relation to asthma severity and comorbid chronic disease Journal of Asthma, March 28, 2014

14 Use of emergency departments and primary care visits for asthma related conditions in the 3 years following an asthma education program Journal of Asthma, March 28, 2014

15 Potential prognostic value of biomarkers in lavage, sputum and serum in a five year clinical follow-up of smokers with and without COPD BMC Pulmonary Medicine, March 7, 2014    Free full text

16 Effect of preoperative obstructive sleep apnea on the frequency of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting The American Journal of Cardiology, March 7, 2014

17 An official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline: diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, March 18, 2014    Clinical Guideline

18 A cohort study on the incidence and outcome of pulmonary embolism in trauma and orthopedic patients BMC Medicine, March 7, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Allergens, germs and asthma The Clinical Respiratory Journal, March 12, 2014

20 Bronchodilator efficacy of tiotropium-formoterol via single pressurized meter dose inhaler (pMDI) versus tiotropium alone in COPD Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 14, 2014

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