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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Achieving Trump’s health care promises would likely require single payer reform

February 20, 2017
President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care law that achieves more coverage, better benefits…
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Granular layer thickness differed in palmar psoriasis and hand eczema

February 20, 2017
There was a significant difference in thickness of the granular layer in patients with palmar psoriasis vs. those with hand eczema, according to…
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Medicaid expansions improved preventive care, but study finds Americans want changes to ACA

February 17, 2017
Due to insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans were more likely to undertake preventive care, according to data published in…
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Shortened dose of immunotherapy ineffective in allergic rhinitis

February 17, 2017
Two years of sublingual grass pollen therapy is not enough to improve nasal responses in patients with moderate to severe allergen rhinitis…
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CMS projects US health spending to grow 5.6% annually from 2016 to 2025

February 16, 2017
Under the current law, not assuming potential legislative changes during the projection period, CMS estimated an average annual increase in national…
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Accountable care organizations reduce spending without compromising care

February 13, 2017
Evaluations of three accountable care organization payment models, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Colorado’s Accountable Care…
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Indoor smoking bans associated with fewer ED visits for asthma among children

February 9, 2017
Data indicate that legislation against indoor smoking is linked to fewer pediatric ED visits for severe asthma exacerbations among children…
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Elemental diet reduces inflammation, improves symptoms in adults with EoE

February 3, 2017
An elemental diet reduced eosinophilic inflammation, improved symptoms and induced clinical remission in adults with eosinophilic esophagitis…
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Children with asthma more likely to become obese

February 1, 2017
Children with asthma may be at greater risk of developing obesity later in childhood or adolescence than children who do not have asthma, according
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ACA increased coverage, access for chronically ill patients, but barriers remain

January 25, 2017
The ability of the Affordable Care Act to provide adequate insurance coverage and access to health care for Americans with chronic medical conditions…