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

Rise in BP with age may be result of Western lifestyle

November 17, 2018
Age may be less of a determining factor in the increase of BP compared with the amount of exposure to a Western lifestyle, according to a study…
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Sleep duration affects daytime functioning in teens with ADHD

November 16, 2018
Insufficient sleep may cause impairments in daytime functioning among teenagers with ADHD, according to findings from a crossover sleep…
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AF, CVD, diabetes strong risk factors for early ischemic stroke

November 16, 2018
Atrial fibrillation, CVD and type 1 or 2 diabetes were strong risk factors for early-onset ischemic stroke, according to a case-control analysis. …
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Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

November 16, 2018
New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental…
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Transcendental Meditation as effective as prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

November 16, 2018
Transcendental Meditation, a non-trauma-focused intervention, was noninferior to prolonged exposure therapy in reducing PTSD symptom severity and…
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Few rheumatic adverse events from immune checkpoint inhibitors require discontinuation

November 15, 2018
Researchers found that the most prevalent adverse effect linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors was inflammatory arthritis, and although most…
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Researchers question benefit of antibiotics for all cases of fast-breathing pneumonia

November 15, 2018
Children with fast-breathing pneumonia who were treated with oral amoxicillin had a significantly lower rate of treatment failure compared with…
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Suicide rates increasing among US workers

November 15, 2018
The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population rose 34% between 2000 and 2016 from 12.9 to 17.3 per 100,000 population, according to data…
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Nonoperative management of appendicitis offers short-term benefits, but long-term risks

November 15, 2018
Although nonoperative management could offer patients with acute uncomplicated appendicitis an alternative to surgery, the long-term complications…
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Endoscopists who do not wear face shields at risk for infection

November 15, 2018
Physicians and assisting staff who do not wear protective masks during endoscopy are at risk for exposures that could result in the transmission of…