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.

In the Journals

Low wealth heightens risk for death, disability in US, England

October 24, 2017
In the United States and England, individuals in the lowest quintile of wealth were significantly more likely to die or be disabled than those in the…
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Steroid inhaler use increases risk for hard-to-treat lung infections

October 20, 2017
Older adults who were treated for asthma or COPD with inhaled corticosteroids were twice as likely to develop nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary…
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Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…
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Vitamin D prevents severe asthma exacerbations

October 12, 2017
Vitamin D supplementation reduced the rate of asthma exacerbations requiring treatment with systemic corticosteroids, as well as exacerbations…
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Medically injured patients desire to know more about prevention efforts

October 11, 2017
Although 60% of patients and family members were satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs after medical injury, their need to be heard…
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Communication-and-resolution programs may avert lawsuits from medical errors

October 5, 2017
Communication-and-resolution programs that encourage clinicians to explain facts and offer apologies for the medical error in patient injury cases…
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Chronic respiratory disease deaths up almost 30% since 1980

September 27, 2017
The death rate from chronic respiratory diseases increased by nearly 30% in the United States between 1980 and 2014, although these trends varied…
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Trump immigration policy threatens clinical research efforts

September 25, 2017
Foreign medical graduates play a substantial role in clinical and biomedical research efforts; thus, Trump-era immigration policies that deny…
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Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017
Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having
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Physicians: 20% of medical care unneeded, malpractice fears common

September 6, 2017
Physicians taking part in a recent survey said 20.6% of overall medical care and about 22% of prescription medications given in the United States are…