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

AAP urges institutional policies for disclosing adverse events to patients

December 7, 2016
A joint policy statement released by the AAP’s Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management and Council on Quality Improvement and…
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CMS: US health spending reached $3.2 trillion in 2015

December 6, 2016
In 2015, the national overall and per-capita health expenditures increased by 5.8% and 5%, respectively, reaching $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per…
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Confusing food labels pose risk to consumers with food allergies

December 5, 2016
Recent data from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology indicate that almost half of consumers in the U.S. and Canada falsely believe that…
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Vitamin D supplements can reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

December 2, 2016
Taking an oral vitamin D supplement with standard asthma medication can decrease severe asthma attacks, according to evidence from a recent Cochrane…
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US health care ranks poorly in accessibility, affordability

December 1, 2016
More adults in the United States reported issues with health status and material hardships than adults from eleven other high-income countries…
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Wide variation exists in prescribing practices of systemic agents for pediatric atopic dermatitis

November 16, 2016
A survey of physicians in the United States and Canada found that there is great variation in prescribing practices of systemic agents to treat…
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Multivitamin/multimineral use declines, overall supplement use stable since 1999

November 15, 2016
From 1999 to 2012, the use of multivitamins and multiminerals declined, but overall dietary supplement use remained stable according to a report in…
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Quality improvement model decreased ED length of stay, readmission for children with asthma

November 15, 2016
The implementation of standardized asthma scoring and timely beta-agonist administration could reduce ED length of stay and return admissions for…
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Pediatric hospital interventions increased e-prescribing frequency

November 3, 2016
Quality improvement interventions increased electronic prescribing in the pediatric inpatient setting, a rate that was sustained for an additional 6…
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Policy experts outline five critical issues to improve US health system

November 1, 2016
The next U.S. president should make advancing health care and the health of Americans a priority, according to an editorial published in the Annals