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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Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

March 28, 2017
Between 1992 and 2014, there was a significant decline in paid malpractice claims, possibly due to several factors, including the passage of…
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Black schoolchildren at higher risk for ambulance-treated asthma attacks

March 27, 2017
Black schoolchildren were significantly more likely to require emergency medical crews to treat ‘uncontrolled’ asthma attacks at Houston
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Pest management no more effective than education for reducing pediatric mouse allergen-related asthma

March 22, 2017
Intensive year-long professional pest management combined with education on reducing exposure to mouse allergens did not significantly reduce asthma
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Increased health care spending not associated with better outcomes

March 14, 2017
While there was a larger variation in health care expenditures among individual physicians than hospitals, higher physician spending was not…
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Inhaled corticosteroids not linked to increased pneumonia risk in children with asthma

March 14, 2017
The regular use of inhaled corticosteroids is unlikely to increase the risk for pneumonia and other respiratory infections in children with asthma…
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Medicaid expansion under ACA increased health care access

March 10, 2017
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act led to increased access to care and insurance coverage, but was also associated with longer wait…
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Reported disclosures lacking among patient-advocacy groups

March 8, 2017
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine found that many patient-advocacy organizations do not adequately…
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ADHD, asthma rates significantly higher among impoverished children

March 3, 2017
Parent-reported lifetime prevalence and comorbidity of asthma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in children
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BMJ: Trump’s policies risk ‘head-on collision’ with science, health care

February 23, 2017
A commentary recently published in The BMJ expressed the editors’ concerns with President Donald J. Trump’s policies, stating that the…
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Possible options for the future of health care

February 22, 2017
A perspective recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides some insight on what President Donald J. Trump can and cannot…