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

Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…
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Study: Patients with abnormal kidney function are not getting timely follow-up

July 18, 2019
A team of investigators studying electronic medical data on more than 200,000 adults found 58% of patients with a newly abnormal eGFR were not…
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Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…
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Hospital surveillance data show shift in focus from MRSA to gram-negative bacteria

July 18, 2019
A survey of health care facilities in the United States and 11 other countries found that, since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA has declined, and…
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Biological DMARDs linked to higher bone mass, strength in PsA

July 18, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis who received biological DMARDs demonstrate better bone mass and strength than those treated with methotrexate or no…
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Systolic, diastolic BP increase risk for CV events regardless of hypertension definition

July 17, 2019
Systolic and diastolic hypertension independently affected the risk for adverse CV events, including MI, hemorrhagic stroke and ischemic stroke…
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Nephritis, clinical trials top list of childhood lupus research priorities

July 17, 2019
Nephritis, clinical trials and biomarkers rank highest among research priorities related to childhood-onset systematic lupus erythematosus, according…
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Online simulated patient cases may improve care, reduce costs in sepsis and heart failure

July 17, 2019
Hospitalists who participated in online training cases for sepsis and heart failure provided improved care to their patients, resulting in reduced…
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Inherited genetic factors explain most of the variation in ASD occurrence

July 17, 2019
Using population data from five countries, researchers estimated that the heritability of autism spectrum disorder was about 80%, indicating that…
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Exercise may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease progression

July 17, 2019
Greater engagement in physical activity and lower vascular risk appeared to have protective effects on delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s…