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Highlights from December

This month’s handpicked reading list

CRITICAL CARE

Practice, Outcomes, and Complications of Emergent Endotracheal Intubation by Critical Care Practitioners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study finds that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients experienced more profound hypoxemia both before and after emergency endotracheal intubation, despite observed practice changes and improved procedural success.

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DIFFUSE LUNG DISEASE

Clinical Significance of Cold-Inducible RNA-Binding Protein in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

This study successfully validated that serum cold-inducible RNA-binding protein (CIRBP) level was an independent predictor of 1-year disease progression and all-cause mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). CIRBP is a promising biomarker that can help identify high-risk patients with IPF, especially in the early stage.

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PULMONARY VASCULAR

Optimal Tricuspid Regurgitation Velocity to Screen for Pulmonary Hypertension in Tertiary Referral Centers

These study findings support using tricuspid velocity as a means for screening for pulmonary hypertension and have defined 2.7 m/s as the lowest cut off, with a sensitivity rate of 95%.

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SLEEP

A Validation Study of Four Different Cluster Analyses of OSA and the Incidence of Cardiovascular Mortality in a Hispanic Population

This study finds that the excessive sleepiness subtype of OSA is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular death. This has implications for using these subtypes in the clinical setting.

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THORACIC ONCOLOGY

Optimizing Diagnostic and Staging Pathways for Suspected Lung Cancer

This study used a decision model to examine the cost-effectiveness and trade-offs for the multiple procedures and options used when staging and diagnosing lung cancer with strategy flowsheets that highlight the different paths and recommendations.


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A Prediction Model to Optimize Mediastinal Staging Procedures

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 3 pm CT

Join authors Martin Fortin, MD, and Pascalin Roy, MD, as they discuss the article, "A Prediction Model to Optimize Invasive Mediastinal Staging Procedures for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients With a Radiologically Normal Mediastinum: The Quebec Prediction Model," which will be published in the December issue.

Moderators: Divya Patel, DO, and Vineesha Arelli, MD

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

Published monthly
Archived back to 1935


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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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9.41

Impact Factor

6th

Impact Factor Rank*

2.536

Immediacy Index

.04662

Elgenfactor Score

2.651

Article Influence Score

20th

Google Scholar Rank

*Impact Factor Rank is 6th among 64 journals in the respiratory and critical care system category and 4th among 36 journals in the critical care category | VIEW MORE CITATION DATA »

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