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By Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, editor, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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Conventional Polysomnography Is Not Necessary for the Management of Most Patients with Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Is home respiratory polygraphy reliable enough to replace polysomnograpy in diagnosing and managing patients with an intermediate to high level of obstructive sleep apnea? This is the question Juan F. Masa and colleagues at 12 Spanish hospitals attempted to answer with a randomized, controlled trial of 430 adults reported in the Nov. 1 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The primary outcome was the Epworth sleepiness scale measurement, but researchers also looked at quality of life measures. Participants were followed for six months. They found home testing “similarly effective” to polysomnography and much more cost-effective at less than half the cost.

AJRCCM Highlights

Nov. 1

Core Outcome Measures for Clinical Research in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors: An International Modified Delphi Consensus Study

Home Monitoring in Cystic Fibrosis to Identify and Treat Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations: eICE Study Results

Air Pollution from Livestock Farms Is Associated with Airway Obstruction in Neighboring Residents

Effect of Emphysema Extent on Serial Lung Function in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Stakeholder Research Priorities for Smoking Cessation Interventions within Lung Cancer Screening Programs: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement

Patient Education/Information Series: What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

Nov. 15

XEN-D0501, a Novel Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Antagonist, Does Not Reduce Cough in Refractory Cough Patients

Excess Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease–Heart Failure Overlap: Implications for Dyspnea and Exercise Intolerance

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Modulate Macrophages in Clinically Relevant Lung Injury Models by Extracellular Vesicle Mitochondrial Transfer

Deep Proteome Profiling Reveals Common Prevalence of MZB1-positive Plasma B Cells in Human Lung and Skin Fibrosis

Neonatal Caffeine Treatment and Respiratory Function at 11 Years in Children Under 1,251 g at Birth

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Diagnosis and Management: High-Resolution Chest Computed Tomography, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, and Pleural Disease Management. An Official American Thoracic Society/Japanese Respiratory Society Clinical Practice Guideline 

Patient Education/Information Series: Part 1 What is Bronchiectasis?

Patient Education/Information Series: Part 2 Treating Bronchiectasis

November 2017