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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New test shows high specificity in diagnosing peanut allergy

May 3, 2018
A laboratory test that used children’s plasma in cell activation to diagnose peanut allergy showed 98% specificity, according to recently…
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3 subtypes of EoE discovered

May 3, 2018
Eosinophilic esophagitis has three distinct subtypes associated with different clinical features and molecular pathways, according to new research…
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Depression, anxiety leading risk factors for dementia

May 1, 2018
Primary care records in Europe showed neuropsychiatric symptoms, including depression, anxiety and seizures, were among the most common risk factors…
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One-fifth of conflicts of interest not disclosed at drug approval meetings

April 24, 2018
Of the public speakers at Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee meetings, about 20% had undisclosed conflicts of interest and…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Majority of physicians engage in multisite practicing

April 13, 2018
Nearly two in three physicians in Georgia are multisite practitioners — that is, they have multiple hospital privileges and/or work in…
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Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…
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Ischemic heart disease remains leading cause of death in US

April 10, 2018
Ischemic heart disease was still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings recently published by the…
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More than $500 billion wasted in nonoptimized prescriptions

April 9, 2018
The estimated yearly cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality caused by nonoptimized medication therapy — those prescriptions that are…
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Few patient harm events linked to electronic health record usability

March 27, 2018
Less than 1% of patient harm events from 2013 to 2016 were attributable to electronic health record usability, data recently published in JAMA