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

Hormone therapy for transgender adults pose potential CVD risks

July 25, 2017
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks, but psychological benefits…
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More than half of antiplatelet therapies prescribed inappropriately

July 25, 2017
Antiplatelet therapy is often improperly dispensed to acutely hospitalized elderly patients, according to research recently published in the British
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Higher serum calcium levels linked to increased risk for CAD, MI

July 25, 2017
Patients with a genetic predisposition to increased serum calcium levels had a higher risk for CAD and MI, according to findings published in…
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Prolonged, short targeted temperature management yield similar outcomes after cardiac arrest

July 25, 2017
Favorable neurologic outcomes at 6 months did not significantly differ in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with targeted…
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New link established between football, brain damage

July 25, 2017
A significant proportion of brains donated by deceased football players for research showed neuropathological evidence of chronic trauma…
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Experts revise PANS/PANDAS treatment guidelines

July 25, 2017
A panel of clinicians and researchers recently published revised treatment recommendations for management of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric…
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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery

July 25, 2017
New data has revealed a link between high adherence to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, and a lower risk for…
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Less than half of children immediately receive epinephrine for anaphylaxis

July 25, 2017
Less than 50% of children who experience anaphylaxis receive epinephrine before treatment in an ED or urgent care center, despite the medication…
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Continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction lowers risk for death

July 24, 2017
The benefits of statin therapy, including reduced incidence of cardiovascular events and death, were maintained in patients who continued therapy…
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High-dose influenza vaccine results in fewer hospital visits

July 24, 2017
When compared with standard-dose vaccine, high-dose influenza vaccine, which includes four times the antigen, reduced the risk for…
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