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.

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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have…
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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017
People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study…
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Nearly 1 in 7 patients with diabetes have poor glycemic control

November 17, 2017
About one in seven patients with diabetes had poor glycemic control between 2007 and 2014 despite an increase in the frequency of self-reported…
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IVF increases spontaneous preterm birth risk by 80%

November 17, 2017
Women who become pregnant through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, have an 80% higher risk for spontaneous preterm birth before both 37 and 34 weeks…
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SLE linked with increased atherosclerotic risk in early disease stages

November 17, 2017
According to findings, systemic lupus erythematosus appears to increase atherosclerotic risk in its early phase, while traditional risk factors have…
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Data shows long-term efficacy, safety of Ingrezza for tardive dyskinesia

November 17, 2017
Full long-term findings, indicating efficacy and safety of Ingrezza for tardive dyskinesia, were recently published in Journal of Clinical
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Model predicts patient characteristics likely to result in CKD following acute kidney injury

November 16, 2017
A multivariable model that used routine laboratory data accurately predicted the likelihood of advanced chronic kidney disease following…
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Discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy elevates cardiac, stroke death risk

November 16, 2017
In the first year after discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy, the risk for cardiac and stroke death increases, particularly among women…
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Group B streptococcus stillbirths, deaths remain high despite vaccine feasibility

November 16, 2017
Group B streptococcal infections are a major contributor to poor health in both mothers and children and is responsible for nearly 150,000…
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Depression in fathers linked to teen depression

November 16, 2017
Greater depressive symptoms among fathers were associated with greater depressive symptoms among their adolescent children, according to study…
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