The Healio Editors compiled the most read news in pulmonology, which was published in April.
Highlights include a study on COPD misclassification in older adults; new electronic nose technology for diagnosing sarcoidosis; news from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress; and more.
Read these articles and others below, in no particular order.
Prolonged lung abnormalities common 1 year after COVID-19 pneumonia
Long-term CT abnormalities were common up to 1 year after COVID-19 pneumonia in a study published in Radiology. Read more
COPD misclassification common in older adults
Among older adults, COPD misclassification is high and is associated with higher respiratory symptom burden, health utilization, and lower physical performance compared to the general population. Read more
Inhalation therapy receives FDA breakthrough designation for bronchiectasis of non-cystic fibrosis
The FDA granted pioneering treatment designation for colistimethate sodium powder for nebulization solution to reduce pulmonary exacerbations in adults with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read more
Electronic nose technology can facilitate accurate diagnosis of sarcoidosis
Electronic nose technology accurately distinguished patients with sarcoidosis from those with interstitial lung disease and healthy controls, researchers in Breast. Read more
Burnout, stress, insecurity: Pandemic reaps widespread effects on intensive care units
Taking care of the professional is key during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the topic of a panel discussion at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. Read more
Bronchiolitis associated with respiratory disease that persists into young adulthood
Long-term outcomes of early childhood bronchiolitis include a higher incidence of asthma and more obstructive lung function patterns in young adulthood, researchers in BMJ Open Respiratory Research. Read more
Sleep apnea-related mortality has increased continuously in black men in the United States over the past 2 decades
A recent study published in Sleep medicine highlights a trend in sleep-related mortality and associated cardiovascular disease among black men in the United States Read more
Respiratory muscle wasting associated with mortality in patients with severe COVID-19
The presence of respiratory muscle wasting in patients with severe COVID-19 was associated with increased mortality in inpatients, according to a study presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. Read more
E-cigarettes contribute to young people’s failed attempts to quit nicotine
A recent study published in JAMA highlights the prevalence of failed cessation attempts among young people who use either e-cigarettes or cigarettes over the past 13 years. Read more
Racial, ethnic differences continue in acute use of pediatric asthma treatment
A new study highlights different patterns of use of clinic and acute ED for asthma among non-Spanish black and bilingual Latino children compared to non-Spanish white children. Read more