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Highlights from January

This month’s handpicked reading list

ASTHMA

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Asthma Exacerbations With Respiratory Failure

A retrospective, epidemiologic, observational cohort study suggests that, despite the higher costs of hospitalization, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) demonstrated lower mortality in comparison with invasive mechanical ventilation.

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COPD

Association of Inhaled Corticosteroids With All-Cause Mortality Risk in Patients With COPD

A meta-analysis of 60 randomized clinical trials demonstrates a reduced all-cause mortality risk in patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids as part of their therapy regimen.

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CRITICAL CARE

Temporal Trends and Variation in Bronchoscopy Use for Acute Respiratory Failure in the United States

A US national cohort of hospitalizations treated with invasive mechanical ventilation from 2012 through 2018 found nearly one in 10 hospitalizations underwent bronchoscopy, with use increasing over time but varying significantly across hospitals.


EDUCATION AND CLINICAL RESEARCH

Feasibility of a New Lung Ultrasound Protocol to Determine the Extent of Lung Injury in COVID-19 Pneumonia

Original research shows that a simple eyeball estimation of the percentage of extension on the chest surface of typical sonographic lesions can be used to measure the lung damage during the first diagnostic approach to COVID-19 pneumonia.


HUMANITIES

“No Escalation of Treatment” Designations

In a varied sample of US hospitals, “No Escalation of Treatment” (NoET) designations may fulfill an important need in the care of critically ill patients, especially at the end of life.

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SLEEP

Exercise Intolerance in Untreated OSA: Role of Pulmonary Gas Exchange and Systemic Vascular Abnormalities

A cross-sectional observational study shows that pulmonary and systemic vascular abnormalities are potential underlying mechanisms of reduced exercise capacity in untreated patients with OSA hypopnea syndrome.

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Cardiac Effort to Compare Clinic and Remote 6-Minute Walk Testing in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Journal CHEST® authors, Daniel Lachant, DO, and R. James White, MD, PhD, discuss the article, "Cardiac Effort to Compare Clinic and Remote 6-Minute Walk Testing in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension," which was published in the December issue.

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