American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal published in two yearly volumes by the American Thoracic Society. It covers the pathophysiology and treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system. The journal also publishes review articles in several forms. The "State-of-the-Art review" is a treatise usually covering a broad field that brings bench research to the bedside. Shorter reviews are published as "Clinical Commentaries" or "Pulmonary Perspectives". These are generally focused on a more limited area and advance a concerted opinion about care for a specific process. Case reports are also published. Recently the journal has included debates of a topical nature on issues of importance in pulmonary and critical care medicine and to the membership of the American Thoracic Society. Other recent changes have included incorporating works from the field of critical care medicine and the extension of the editorial governing body of journal policy to colleagues outside of the United States. The first issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine was published in March 1917 as the American

Publisher
American Thoracic Society
Country
United States
History
1917–present
Website
http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/
Impact factor
10.191 (2010)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations updated for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Thoracic Society, together with the European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and Asociacion Latinoamericana de Torax, updated recommendations are ...

Medications

Drug reduces frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea

A new University of Gothenburg study has paved the way for the first drug treatment for sleep apnea. Compared to before receiving the treatment, breathing pauses decreased with on average more than 20 per hour for patients ...

Health

E-cigarette use tied to respiratory symptoms, wheezing

(HealthDay)—Former and current electronic cigarette use is associated with higher odds of developing wheezing-related respiratory symptoms, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the American Journal of Respiratory ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sleep apnea in pregnancy linked to metabolic syndrome, hypertension

(HealthDay)—Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hypertension (HTN) after delivery, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in the American ...

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