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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Karnofsky performance status predicts liver transplant survival

September 24, 2018
The Karnofsky performance status independently precited graft and patient survival before and after liver transplantation, according to recently…
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25% of infants exposed to Zika have eye abnormalities

September 24, 2018
Recent findings suggest that approximately one-quarter of infants with suspected or confirmed Zika virus exposure during the 2015-2016 Rio de Janeiro…
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Canadian Rheumatology Association recommends CV risk assessment upon lupus diagnosis

September 24, 2018
The Canadian Rheumatology Association has issued strong recommendations in favor of cardiovascular risk evaluations, as well as annual, single-dose…
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Up to half of transgender teens attempt suicide

September 21, 2018
Between 30% and 51% of transgender teenagers have previously attempted suicide, with the highest rates reported for those who identified as…
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PTSD medications equally effective in clinical practice

September 21, 2018
In clinical practice, evidence-based medications — fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, topiramate, and venlafaxine — were equally…
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Regular HBV DNA monitoring during immunosuppression cost-effective

September 21, 2018
Regular monitoring of hepatitis B DNA during immunosuppression therapy in patients with occult HBV demonstrated a clear cut-off between those who…
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Parkinson’s disease risk significantly lower for active men

September 21, 2018
Men who engaged in moderate activity significantly reduced their risk for Parkinson’s disease, according to findings recently published in…
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No increased infection risk after in utero anti-TNF alpha exposure

September 21, 2018
Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha exposure in utero did not appear to have a long-term impact on a child’s development, including their immune…
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BP overtreatment common as older adults transition from hospital to home

September 21, 2018
Physicians may be overtreating BP in older adults admitted to the hospital for non-CV conditions by intensifying antihypertensive medication at…
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Infants most affected by visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

September 21, 2018
The rate of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil increased by more than 50% between 1990 and 2016, and infants were the most heavily affected by the…