In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in geriatric 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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NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA
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Study supports safety of PCV13

May 15, 2018
In elderly patients, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was not associated with increased risk for adverse events compared with the older…
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Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…
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Gout not linked to increased risk for bone fracture

May 14, 2018
Gout is not associated with an increased risk for bone fracture, and urate-lowering drugs had no effect on long-term fracture risk, according to…
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Reflux drugs linked to long-term pneumonia risk in elderly

April 26, 2018
People older than 60 years who took proton pump inhibitors long-term showed an increased risk for developing pneumonia, according to new research…
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One-fifth of conflicts of interest not disclosed at drug approval meetings

April 24, 2018
Of the public speakers at Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee meetings, about 20% had undisclosed conflicts of interest and…
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IBD, Parkinson's link suggests anti-TNF may be protective

April 23, 2018
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease showed a significantly higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, but early treatment with…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Two-week methotrexate hiatus after flu vaccine improves vaccine effect

April 13, 2018
Temporarily ceasing methotrexate for 2 weeks following seasonal influenza vaccination improves the vaccine’s immunogenicity, without increasing…