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Highlights from September

This month’s handpicked reading list

ASTHMA

Asthma Control, Airway Mucus, and 129Xe MRI Ventilation After a Single Benralizumab Dose

Research finds that improved airway function can be measured directly after a first benralizumab dose and that the presence of airway mucus could influence this potential response.

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CRITICAL CARE

Factors Associated With Spontaneous Awakening Trial and Spontaneous Breathing Trial Performance in Adults With Critical Illness

Nationwide study demonstrates that nonmodifiable (age, admitting ICU diagnosis, and BMI) and modifiable (ICU symptoms, physical restraint use, use of a target sedation level, etc) factors influence spontaneous awakening trial and spontaneous breathing trial performance.

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DIFFUSE LUNG DISEASE

Disparities in Rural Populations with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Research letter finds that rural participants with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis present with worse disease severity compared with their suburban counterparts.


EDUCATION AND CLINICAL PRACTICE

Sex and Gender in Lung Disease and Sleep Disorders

A state-of-the-art review on sex and gender in lung disease and sleep disorders focuses on epidemiology, presentation, risk factors, and management.


SLEEP

How I Do It: Treating Severe Refractory and Augmented Restless Legs Syndrome

How I Do It article outlines ways to optimize medical treatment and improve both restless legs syndrome symptoms and sleep quality.


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THORACIC ONCOLOGY

Use and Outcomes of Low-Dose CT Scan Lung Cancer Screening in the Medicare opulation

Real-world data shows that low-dose CT scan screening rates were low but are steadily increasing over time.

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Impact of Esophageal Pressure Measurement on Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis in Obese Patients

Journal CHEST® authors, Ghaleb Khirfan, MD, and Adriano R. Tonelli, MD, MSc, discuss the article, "Impact of Esophageal Pressure Measurement on Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis in Obese Patients," published in the September issue.

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Editor in Chief:
Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP

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Archived back to 1935


Submission/Review Stats

Acceptance rate: 9-13% for Original Research

Time to first decision: 3 weeks

Acceptance to publication: 2 to 3 weeks to Online First, 5 months to print

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10.262

Impact Factor

6th

Impact Factor Rank

3.615

Immediacy Index

.04574

Eigenfactor Score

3.431

Article Influence Score

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