In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in family medicine. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Infections, chronic hypertension increase risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia

May 25, 2017
Chronic hypertension, infections, underlying prothrombotic conditions and coagulopathies increased risk for pregnancy-associated stroke in women with…
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Cyclosporine shows efficacy as post-transplant treatment for vitiligo

May 25, 2017
A postoperative drug regimen including cyclosporine after autologous noncultured melanocyte-keratinocyte cell transplant resulted in rapid and…
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Espresso, cappuccino lower prostate cancer risk

May 25, 2017
Drinking 3 or more cups of Italian-style coffee, such as caffé espresso and moka, as well as their combinations with milk, including…
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Kybella shows efficacy in submental fullness after one treatment session

May 25, 2017
Many patients achieved improvement in submental fullness after one treatment session of Kybella in a private practice setting, according to study…
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Differences in CVD mortality rates between US counties decline, but still significant

May 25, 2017
Ischemic heart disease and stroke mortality rates significantly differed in counties throughout the United States, according to a study in JAMA
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Less sleep may increase mortality risk in adults with metabolic syndrome

May 24, 2017
In individuals with metabolic syndrome, short sleep duration during a 1-night sleep lab was associated with increased risk of mortality vs. those…
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Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of…
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Multi-faceted approach reduces CAUTIs among nursing home patients

May 24, 2017
An approach that combined increased engagement with patients and family and improved training on catheter usage reduced the the incidence of…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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Psychological, dietary interventions show promise for treating abdominal pain in IBD

May 24, 2017
Limited evidence from a systematic review shows psychological interventions focusing on relaxation and stress management, as well as certain dietary…
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