In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in allergy and immunology. 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.

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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Eczema reduces children’s sleep quality

March 4, 2019
Although children with and without atopic dermatitis receive a comparable amount of sleep, children with the condition are more likely to have a…
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Peanut patch trial produces mixed results

February 22, 2019
Young children with peanut allergy who received 12 months of treatment with a peanut patch had a significant difference in treatment response rate…
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Pediatric corticosteroid use increases with poor asthma control documentation

January 29, 2019
Children with uncontrolled or undocumented control of their asthma symptoms were more likely to receive prescriptions for both oral and inhaled…
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Antibiotics linked to longer hospital stay for asthma

January 28, 2019
Patients hospitalized for asthma who received antibiotic therapy had a significantly longer hospital length of stay and higher hospital costs…
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Allergic, autoimmune diseases linked to functional GI disorders

January 28, 2019
Patients with allergic or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders independent of psychological distress…