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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Researchers develop novel disinfection process for N95 respirators

May 19, 2020
A multidisciplinary team developed a process that uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide, or VHP, to disinfect N95 respirators, according to a paper…
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COVID-19 could cost US health care system $654B, model shows

April 28, 2020
Eighty percent of the United States population becoming infected with COVID-19 may result in approximately $654 billion in direct costs over the…
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Timely antiviral therapy may slow COVID-19 progression; more study needed

April 22, 2020
Researchers in China found that hospitalized patients with milder cases of COVID-19 were treated earlier with an assortment of antivirals compared…
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Small study questions efficacy of cotton, surgical masks at stopping spread of SARS-CoV-2

April 20, 2020
Surgical and cotton masks were ineffective at preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a research…
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PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…
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Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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Asthma linked to elevated anti-citrullinated antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis

December 12, 2019
A strong association was observed between asthma and anti-citrullinated antibody elevation in a cohort of women with rheumatoid arthritis, and this…
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Health care utilization, corticosteroid use higher in patients with asthma, allergic granulomatosis

December 10, 2019
A need exists for treatments for specific eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis and medications to control symptoms and improve outcomes in…
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News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…