The Latest Clinical Articles in Pulmonology & Respiratory

1Risk of psoriasis in patients with childhood asthma - A Danish nationwide cohort studyBritish Journal of Dermatology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
2Irisin, a newly discovered myokine, is a novel biomarker associated with physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRespirology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
3Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves clinical features and systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patientsInternational Journal of COPD, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Vorinostat in patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma who have progressed on previous chemotherapy (VANTAGE-014): a phase 3, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trialThe Lancet Oncology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
5Lung master protocol (Lung-MAP)—A biomarker-driven protocol for accelerating development of therapies for squamous cell lung cancer: SWOG S1400Clinical Cancer Research, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6Does airway hyperresponsiveness monitoring lead to improved asthma control?Clinical & Experimental Allergy, March 27, 2015
7The efficacy of crizotinib in patients with ALK-positive nonsmall cell lung cancerTherapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, March 27, 2015  Review Article
8Ceftobiprole medocaril: a guide to its use in hospital- or community-acquired pneumonia in the EUDrugs & Therapy Perspectives, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Associations between gut microbial colonization in early life and respiratory outcomes in cystic fibrosisThe Journal of Pediatrics, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
10Improved detection of bone metastases from lung cancer in the thoracic cage using 5- and 1-mm axial images versus a new CT software generating rib unfolding imagesAcademic Radiology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
1Merck 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
2American 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
3Increased susceptibility to measles: A side effect of Ebola epidemicJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 24, 2015
4Study sheds new light on asthma, COPDWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News, March 20, 2015
5Gene discovery provides clues to how TB may evade the immune systemUniversity of Cambridge News, March 20, 2015
6Tobacco use is declining, but major intensification is needed in reduction and control effortsWHO news, March 20, 2015
7WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”WHO news, March 20, 2015
8New cystic fibrosis research takes aim at deadly pathogenThe University of Texas at Austin News, March 18, 2015
9A blood test could replace lung cancer biopsiesIDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute News, March 18, 2015
10Researchers uncover a mechanism linking inhaled diesel pollution and respiratory distressEuropean Respiratory Society News, March 17, 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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