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

Postoperative opioids unnecessary for some common pediatric surgeries

September 13, 2019
Postoperative opioid prescriptions for children are often unnecessary for some common surgeries, and safe opioid stewardship necessitates elimination…
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Many PCPs lack knowledge about prediabetes, survey finds

September 13, 2019
Many primary care physicians lack knowledge of the risk factors, diagnostic criteria and management and prevention of prediabetes, according to…
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Opiates linked to escalation of care in patients with heart failure at high risk for sleep-disordered breathing

September 13, 2019
In-hospital opiate use is associated with an increased likelihood of escalation of care in adults with acute heart failure who are at high-risk for…
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Only 1 in 5 patients with diabetes has ‘good’ foot care

September 13, 2019
Only about one in five patients with diabetic foot diseases in Turkey engaged in what researchers called “good” foot care, according to…
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Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…
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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
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Patients with low-disease RA on tofacitinib, methotrexate can safely withdraw methotrexate

September 12, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve low disease activity with tofacitinib plus methotrexate can safely withdraw methotrexate without fear…
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Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…
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Bispectral EEG may detect delirium, predict mortality in older inpatients

September 12, 2019
Researchers found that bispectral electroencephalography, or EEG, can predict patient outcomes, including mortality, in older hospitalized patients…
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Riociguat fails to improve pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

September 12, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in…