The Latest Journal Articles in Pulmonology

1Targeting HER2 aberrations as actionable drivers in lung cancers: phase II trial of the pan-HER tyrosine kinase inhibitor dacomitinib in patients with HER2-mutant or amplified tumorsAnnals of Oncology, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
2Electronic health records and improved nursing management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasePatient Preference and Adherence, April 24, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
3Overall survival and long-term safety of nivolumab (anti–programmed death 1 antibody, BMS-936558, ONO-4538) in patients with previously treated advanced non–small-cell lung cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
4Evidence for the efficacy and safety of anti-interleukin-5 treatment in the management of refractory eosinophilic asthmaTherapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
5An intervention with access to C-reactive protein rapid test reduces antibiotic overprescribing in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and COPDFamily Practice, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
6Role of combined indacaterol and glycopyrronium bromide (QVA149) for the treatment of COPD in JapanInternational Journal of COPD, April 24, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine
7The effects of differential injection sites of cold saline on transpulmonary thermodilution parameter valuesPatient Preference and Adherence, April 24, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
8BMI, waist circumference at 8 and 12 years of age and FVC and FEV1 at 12 years of age; The PIAMA birth cohort studyBMC Pulmonary Medicine, April 24, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
9Comparison of expert and novice sonographers’ performance in focused lung ultrasonography in dyspnea (FLUID) to diagnose patients with acute heart failure syndromeAcademic Emergency Medicine, April 24, 2015  Clinical Article
102nd ESMO Consensus Conference in Lung Cancer: locally-advanced stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)Annals of Oncology, April 24, 2015  Review Article
1Detecting lung cancer at an early stageRuhr-Universitaet-Bochum News, April 24, 2015
2Getting smokers to quit with an unlikely drug: NicotineUniversity of Kansas Cancer Center news, April 24, 2015
3Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United StatesUniversity of Colorado at Boulder News, April 24, 2015
4UTMB investigates use of oxygen therapy among COPD patientsUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, April 24, 2015
5Hasbro Children's Hospital study finds link between adverse childhood experiences and pediatric asthmaRhode Island Hospital, April 24, 2015
6Cloth masks - dangerous to your health?UNSW Australia Health News, April 24, 2015
7Northwestern Medicine researchers solve mystery of deadly transplant infectionNorthwestern Medicine News, April 24, 2015
8Asthma discovery may lead to new therapeutic approachMayo Clinic, April 23, 2015
9Immunotherapy drug shows success in treating advanced lung cancerUCLA Health System, April 22, 2015
10Immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab shows early promise for mesothelioma patients, Penn Medicine researchers findPenn Medicine, April 22, 2015

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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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