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

Death, cardiac arrest not rare during triathlons

September 18, 2017
The incidence of death or cardiac arrest during triathlons was 1.74 per 100,000 triathletes, with most being middle-aged and older men, according to…
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ACP remains opposed to legalizing physician-assisted suicide

September 18, 2017
The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its opposition to legalizing physician-assisted suicide and its commitment to improving hospice and…
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Tryptophan deficiency linked to IBD development

September 18, 2017
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease showed significantly lower serum levels of tryptophan than healthy controls in a recent study. Further…
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Low-normal thyroid function increases life expectancy vs. high-normal function

September 18, 2017
In comparison to individuals with high-normal thyroid function, those with low-normal thyroid function lived up to 3.5 years longer overall and up to…
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Patients with HIV who smoke at greater risk for lung cancer mortality

September 18, 2017
Patients with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke are significantly more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes;…
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Certain sleep disorders increase depression frequency, severity in men

September 18, 2017
Men with comorbid obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia symptoms have a greater likelihood and severity of depression than men with only one of these…
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Proton density fat fraction accurately classifies hepatic changes in NASH

September 18, 2017
Proton density fat fraction, or PDFF, estimated by magnetic resonance imaging scanners of different field strength and at different sites accurately…
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Racial discrimination doubles risk for suicidal thoughts in older Chinese Americans

September 15, 2017
Older Chinese Americans who experienced racial discrimination were approximately two times as likely to have suicidal thoughts, according to recent…
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Rescinding DACA may have ‘dire’ mental health consequences

September 15, 2017
Eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be detrimental to the mental health of those impacted by the law, according to…
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Topical fluorouracil 5% cream fails to improve photoaging

September 15, 2017
Patients treated with a course of fluorouracil 5% cream experienced no significant improvements in parameters associated with photodamage caused by…
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