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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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
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Pediatric measles infection increases risk of COPD by middle age

March 21, 2018
Although measles infection during childhood is not independently linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — or post-bronchodilator
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Education, care time unaffected by limited work shifts for trainees

March 20, 2018
Limited shifts and workweeks for internal medicine trainees and interns, compared with flexible models that allow first-year residents to work longer…
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AAP: Support diversity in patients, medical community

March 19, 2018
The mission of the AAP has been further bolstered in a statement issued by the organization, which promotes pediatric health and well-being for all…
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Parental asthma linked to bipolar disorder in offspring

March 16, 2018
Study findings demonstrated a link between parental asthma and bipolar disorder in their children, according to data published in Schizophrenia
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Quadrupling inhaled steroid dose reduces severe asthma attacks

March 13, 2018
During worsening asthma control, a self-management plan involving a temporary four-times increase in the dose of inhaled glucocorticoids reduced…
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US health care spending double other countries, use rates similar

March 13, 2018
The United States spent almost twice as much as other high-income countries on health care, but the use of health care in the U.S. closely aligned…