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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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…
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AAP urges renewed support for pediatric team-based care

July 24, 2017
Specific investments should be made for pediatric care practices by stakeholders, including infrastructure, education and privacy-secured technology…
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Childhood asthma tied to increased LV mass index in adulthood

July 21, 2017
Adults with a history of childhood asthma had an elevated left ventricular mass index, especially in those with prehypertension or hypertension…
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Transition of care needed across life span for allergy, immunology

July 14, 2017
When pediatric patients with allergy and immunologic diseases grow into adolescence and young adulthood, special considerations need to be addressed…
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With drastic reforms looming, Medicaid enrollees mostly satisfied with care

July 14, 2017
While the future of the program is in doubt in the current health care legislation debate, across various demographic groups and state expansion…
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Sugar intake during pregnancy may heighten allergy risk in offspring

July 14, 2017
Children born to mothers with high free sugar intake during pregnancy are more likely to develop allergy or allergic asthma regardless of their sugar…
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Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing acute rhinosinusitis in adults

July 12, 2017
Integrating signs, symptoms and C-reactive protein is one way to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in adults with…
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Physician reimbursement strongly linked to traditional Medicare

July 12, 2017
In the Medicare Advantage market, set rates for traditional Medicare act as a “strong anchor” for physician reimbursement, according to…
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Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…
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Majority of children at low risk for penicillin allergy are not allergic

July 7, 2017
All children who were considered minimal risk for penicillin allergy in a questionnaire demonstrated no allergy to the antibiotic in a study…