47. Rapid Fire Journal Club 1 – National Lung Screening Trial

We are introducing a new feature today on Pulm PEEPs! In our Rapid Fire Journal Club series, we will be reviewing landmark trials in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 10 minutes or less, and sharing a high-yield summary graphic. We are focusing on pulmonary trials to start since these are often overlooked and under-discussed.

Article and Reference

Our first trial is the National Lung Screening Trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018. We also suggest you read the accompanying editorial if you are looking for even more discussion after listening to this episode.

Reference: National Lung Screening Trial Research Team; Aberle DR, Adams AM, Berg CD, Black WC, Clapp JD, Fagerstrom RM, Gareen IF, Gatsonis C, Marcus PM, Sicks JD. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 4;365(5):395-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873. Epub 2011 Jun 29. PMID: 21714641; PMCID: PMC4356534.


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