In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in family medicine. 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

Ivermectin safe but ineffective against trichuriasis in children

April 20, 2018
The use of ivermectin to treat Trichuris trichiura infection is ineffective at 200-µg/kg doses in preschool- and school-aged children, with
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Higher education linked with lower risk for dementia in African-Americans

April 20, 2018
Study findings demonstrated that higher education level was significantly associated with lower risk for dementia later in life among…
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ASGE issues guidance on endoscopic eradication in Barrett’s esophagus

April 20, 2018
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has released new guidelines on the use of endoscopic eradication therapy in patients with…
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Grip strength may indicate cognitive impairment in mood disorders

April 20, 2018
Handgrip strength is associated with overall cognition in adults with and without major depression and bipolar depression, suggesting grip strength…
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Analysis highlights risks associated with opioid use among patients on hemodialysis

April 19, 2018
Greater risks of adverse events such as altered mental status, falls and fractures were associated with opioid use among patients on hemodialysis…
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Axial involvement develops within 5 years of juvenile spondyloarthritis diagnosis

April 19, 2018
Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked increase in…
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Rear-facing car seat design may reduce injury rate of children

April 19, 2018
The design of a rear-facing child restraint system may impact how the child is protected against injury during a collision in the rear of the
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Resilience offsets mental, physical health effects of childhood trauma

April 19, 2018
Study results showed that psychological resilience in adulthood appeared to counteract the negative effects of childhood adversity on mental and…
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Normothermic machine perfusion for liver storage improves graft, patient survival

April 19, 2018
Normothermic machine perfusion for donated livers had a 50% lower rate of graft injury and no significant difference in bile duct complications…
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Smoking cessation, reduction decrease stroke risk in young men

April 19, 2018
Smoking significantly increases the risk for stroke among men younger than 50 years, according to a report published in Stroke. According to research…