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

Gas-sensing capsules show promise as GI diagnostic, monitoring tool

January 17, 2018
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a gas-sensing capsule that, when swallowed, can electronically report…
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EDs not major contributor to opioid prescriptions

January 17, 2018
The number of opioid prescriptions originating from EDs are small and have been declining since 1996, according to research published in Annals of
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Self-report screening questionnaires overestimate prevalence of depression

January 17, 2018
Using patient self-report screening questionnaires to estimate prevalence of depression in a population rather than diagnostic methods conducted by…
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CAP accurately measures severe alcoholic steatosis

January 17, 2018
Controlled attenuation parameter accurately diagnosed severe alcoholic steatosis, according to recently published data. Further, controlled…
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Effectiveness of FDA-approved anti-nausea drug during pregnancy questioned

January 17, 2018
An examination appearing in PLOS One of an unpublished study from 2009 suggested that information the FDA used to approve doxylamine-pyridoxine for…
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Teenage cannabis, cigarette use may heighten risk for later psychosis

January 17, 2018
Study findings showed that adolescents who use cannabis or tobacco are at increased risk for subsequent psychotic experiences; however, this…
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Gestational diabetes confers risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, CHD

January 17, 2018
Women with gestational diabetes had elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease, according to the results of a…
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Subsequent RA treatment varies after discontinuing methotrexate monotherapy

January 17, 2018
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who discontinued methotrexate monotherapy were more likely to receive subsequent monotherapy treatment than those…
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Rhinovirus affects bacterial infection risk as infants age

January 17, 2018
Although human rhinovirus in febrile infants did not change the risk of bacterial infections in very young infants, it was a factor in the risk of…
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Late pregnancy SSRI use linked to anxious, depressed behaviors in offspring

January 16, 2018
Although prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors did not increase the risk for externalizing, emotional and social problems in…
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