In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in adolescent 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

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…
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Almost 30% of boys from metropolitan areas having sex before age 13

April 24, 2019
Researchers reported that 28% of black male high school students in some U.S. metropolitan areas reported having sexual intercourse before age 13…
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Therapy dog visits ease anxiety in hospitalized children

April 22, 2019
Pet therapy significantly reduced anxiety in children during hospitalization, according to a recent quasi-experimental study published in the…
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Medicaid could save $2.6 billion if 1% of smokers quit

April 17, 2019
A slight reduction in absolute smoking prevalence in the United States would result in “substantial” Medicaid savings the following year…
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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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ED visits double among US teens considering suicide

April 11, 2019
Researchers have identified a surge in the number of American children presenting to EDs who have considered or attempted suicide. They estimated…
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Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…
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Youth disclose abuse in text messaging–based crisis service

April 9, 2019
Study findings indicated that young people seeking help for maltreatment disclosed their experiences through short message services-based crisis…
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Long-term cotrimoxazole improves outcomes in children with HIV/AIDS

April 4, 2019
A recent study found that long-term cotrimoxazole treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in children with HIV by altering their gut microbiome and…
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Infective endocarditis caused by A. urinae in pediatric patient

April 3, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society describes the course of disease and treatment of an 11-year old boy…