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1 Fish consumption and lung cancer risk: systematic review and meta-analysis Nutrition and Cancer, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Accuracy of the medication adherence report scale (MARS-5) as a quantitative measure of adherence to inhalation medication in patients with COPD Annals of Pharmacotherapy, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Low-level environmental tobacco smoke exposure and inflammatory biomarkers in children with asthma Journal of Asthma, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Revised ESTS guidelines for preoperative mediastinal lymph node staging for non-small-cell lung cancer European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures is associated with a protective immunity in patients with lung cancer American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure to manage obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes in the U.K. Diabetes Care, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Taxanes, past, present, and future impact on non-small cell lung cancer Anti-Cancer Drugs, April 18, 2014    Review Article

8 A possible link between increased metabolic activity of fat tissue and aortic wall inflammation in subjects with COPD: A retrospective 18F-FDG-PET/CT pilot study Respiratory Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Yoga for asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

10 Management of acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor kinase inhibitors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer Cancer, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Official American Thoracic Society technical standards: Spirometry in the occupational setting American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Review Article

12 Magnetic resonance imaging detects changes in structure and perfusion, and response to therapy in early cystic fibrosis lung disease American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Telomere length in peripheral blood leukocytes and lung cancer risk: a large case–control study in Caucasians Cancer Research, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 The efficacy and safety of prone positional ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome: Updated study-level meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 The outcomes of surgery in lung cancer patients with schizophrenia Surgery Today, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Pharmacokinetics of ofloxacin and levofloxacin for prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Arterial stiffness in COPD Chest, April 18, 2014    Review Article

18 Association of group component genetic variations in COPD and COPD exacerbation in a Japanese population Respirology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 C-X-C motif chemokine 13 (CXCL13) is a prognostic biomarker of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Non-invasive urinary metabolomic profiling identifies diagnostic and prognostic markers in lung cancer Cancer Research, April 18, 2014    Clinical 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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