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Latest (33) Full Text Articles (1939) Focus on Atopy
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1 Evaluation of a tailored implementation strategy to improve the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: a study protocol of a cluster randomized trial Full Text Trials, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Relationship between urine dichlorophenol levels and asthma morbidity Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Is acyclovir effective among critically ill patients with herpes simplex in the respiratory tract? Journal of Clinical Virology, April 23, 2014    Review Article

4 Pulmonary function after emergence on 100% oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized, controlled trial Anesthesiology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Phase II randomized study of vandetanib plus gemcitabine or gemcitabine plus placebo as first-line treatment of advanced non–small-cell lung cancer in elderly patients Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Comparative effectiveness of adjunctive bevacizumab for advanced lung cancer: the cancer research network experience Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 National patterns of care and outcomes after combined modality therapy for stage IIIA non–small-cell lung cancer Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Correlation of regional emphysema and lung cancer: a lung tissue research consortium-based study Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Prognostic implications of pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Treatment trends and outcomes in US hospital stays of children with empyema Full Text The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Combined treatment with Epimedium Koreanum Nakai extract and gefitinib overcomes drug resistance caused by T790M mutation in non-small cell lung cancer cells Nutrition and Cancer, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Lung cancer–associated myofibroblasts reveal distinctive ultrastructure and function Journal of Thoracic Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

13 CT-guided implantation of radioactive 125I seed in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer after failure of first-line chemotherapy Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea with and without continuous positive airway pressure treatment: a meta-analysis of observational studies EP Europace, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Defective interfering influenza virus rnas: Time to reevaluate their clinical potential as broad-spectrum antivirals? Journal of Virology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Pulmonary vasculature and critical asthma syndromes: a comprehensive review Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, April 23, 2014    Review Article

17 Renal function preservation with the mTOR inhibitor, Everolimus, after lung transplant Clinical Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Factors affecting the association between overall survival and progression-free survival in clinical trials of first-line treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Assessing the validity of the RAND negative impact of asthma on quality of life short forms The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Anti-gastroesophageal reflux surgery in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia Pediatric Pulmonology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Pulmonology

Highlights in Pulmonology

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

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

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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