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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COPD, asthma cited as important contributors to disease burden worldwide

August 25, 2017
In 2015, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributed to 3.2 million deaths worldwide and asthma contributed to 0.4 million deaths. These…
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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…
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State access standards did not improve accessibility to specialists

August 15, 2017
The implementation of specialty access standards by state Medicaid agencies did not result in widespread, meaningful improvements in access to…
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FDA moves slowly on required postapproval drug studies; other agency procedures scrutinized

August 15, 2017
More than 3 years passed before the efficacy of most drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from 2009 to 2013 was validated, according to…
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Partial Medicaid expansions under ACA pose ‘big consequences’

August 9, 2017
Just shy of 7 months into President Donald J. Trump’s presidency, there have been repeated failures to fulfill his major campaign promise to…
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Topical corticosteroid phobia in atopic dermatitis tied to nonadherence

August 3, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis reported topical corticosteroid phobia, which appeared to play a role in nonadherence to treatment, according to…
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Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017
Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and…
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AAP: Education critical to distinguish pediatric food allergies from other conditions

July 31, 2017
Based on findings from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that outlined critical issues related to pediatric food…
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Less than half of children immediately receive epinephrine for anaphylaxis

July 25, 2017
Less than 50% of children who experience anaphylaxis receive epinephrine before treatment in an ED or urgent care center, despite the medication…
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Statewide quality improvement initiatives improve pediatric asthma

July 24, 2017
The use of statewide quality improvement learning collaboratives can improve asthma care, with the amount of physician rated well-controlled asthma…