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Highlights from October

This month’s handpicked reading list

CRITICAL CARE

Abdominal Muscle Use during Spontaneous Breathing and Cough in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Bi-Center Ultrasound Study

The authors found that muscle thickening during cough could be a promising marker to identify patients at high risk of extubation failure when weaning from the ventilator.

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CHEST INFECTIONS

Outpatient Management of Patients With COVID-19: Multicenter Prospective Validation of the HOME-CoV Rule to safely discharge patients

This research found that the HOME-CoV rule is reliable for identifying a subgroup of patients with COVID-19 with a low risk of adverse outcomes who can be treated at home safely.


PULMONARY VASCULAR

COVID-19 and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Ethnically Diverse Populations

According to this study, COVID-19 infection significantly increases the risk of clinically recognized VTE in hospitalized adults, with selected patient characteristics associated with a higher risk.

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SLEEP

Socioeconomic Factors and Adherence to CPAP: The Population-Based Course of Disease in Patients Reported to the Swedish CPAP Oxygen and Ventilator Registry Study

The researchers found that civil status, educational level, household income, and foreign background predict CPAP adherence.

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THORACIC ONCOLOGY

Epidemiology of Adult Pleural Disease in the United States

The current epidemiologic data on adult pleural show that sex distribution in primary spontaneous pneumothorax has changed in comparison with the previous US estimate.

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Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP

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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

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