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Update in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Evidence Published in 2010

Rose G. Heuser, MD; Molly L. Osborne, MD, PhD; and Jesse Hall, MD
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From Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, and University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

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Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-0257.

Requests for Single Reprints: Molly Osborne, MD, PhD, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Heuser and Osborne: Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3098.

Dr. Hall: Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, MC 6026, 5847 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: J. Hall.

Drafting of the article: R.G. Heuser, M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Final approval of the article: M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Collection and assembly of data: M. Osborne, J. Hall.

Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(9):614-621. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-154-9-201105030-00339
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This Update summarizes studies published in 2010 that the authors consider highly relevant to the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Topics include anticholinergic therapy in asthma, identification of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at risk for exacerbations, pulmonary vasodilator therapy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, tuberculosis testing, tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non–small cell lung cancer, early palliative care and cancer survival, outcomes of critical illness, sedatives and neuromuscular blockade in critically ill patients, interventions and monitoring in patients with shock, and management of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

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