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

Nutrition bar improves lung function in overweight, obese teens with asthma

July 20, 2018
Teens with overweight or obesity and uncontrolled asthma who consumed two nutritional supplement bars daily and attended nutrition and exercise…
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MRI-PDFF suboptimal in identifying advanced NASH, fibrosis

July 20, 2018
Results of a study on liver histology features in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis revealed that…
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Feasibility trial shows brain stimulation safe, well-tolerated in anorexia nervosa

July 20, 2018
Treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation was feasible and acceptable to adults with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa…
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Allergy to red meat increases risk for CHD

July 20, 2018
Immunoglobulin E to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose increased atheroma burden and plaques, particularly in patients aged 65 years or younger, according…
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Healthy diet prevents asthma, reduces symptoms

July 20, 2018
Following a healthy diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and grains is associated with fewer asthma symptoms and greater asthma control and may…
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Emergencies in ambulatory care usually require only basic interventions

July 20, 2018
The most commonly occurring emergency in the pediatric ambulatory care setting is respiratory distress, but most events are resolved with basic…
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Preconception hepatic scores predict pregnancy outcomes in women with CLD

July 19, 2018
Preconception albumin-bilirubin score and aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index accurately predicted pregnancy outcomes in women with…
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Self-regulation's connection to obesity differs in boys vs. girls

July 19, 2018
Researchers found that the relationship between toddlers’ ability to self-regulate and their risk for obesity in later childhood differed…
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Magnetic sphincter augmentation bests PPIs in treating refractory GERD

July 19, 2018
Augmentation of the lower esophageal sphincter with a magnetic ring placed during a minimally invasive procedure was more effective than increasing…
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Deficits in reward pathway impact social skills in childhood autism

July 19, 2018
Structural and functional circuit deficits in the mesolimbic reward pathway contributed to measures of social interaction impairments in children…