In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in internal 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

Little variation in hospital readmission rates among PCPs

May 20, 2019
Pay-for-performance programs designed to reduce primary care physician, or PCP, readmission rates may not be effective because of little variation in…
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Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…
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Golimumab reduces PsA signs, symptoms through one year

May 20, 2019
Intravenous golimumab, in doses of 2 mg per kg, reduced the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis through1 year, with improvements in…
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Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…
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Increasing tocilizumab dose interval reduces chance of maintaining remission in RA

May 20, 2019
Increasing the dose interval of subcutaneous tocilizumab is associated with a lower chance of maintaining remission after 24 weeks, and is not linked…
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Long-term mortality risk highest among young patients after ICU discharge

May 17, 2019
Although aging was associated with an increased risk for mortality in the 3 years following hospital ICU discharge, long-term mortality was highest…
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Ultra-processed foods lead to overeating, weight gain

May 17, 2019
Adults without obesity who ate a diet of ultra-processed foods for 2 weeks consumed on average 500 kcal more per day and gained an average 0.9 kg vs…
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Wellness education, yoga may be effective interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment

May 17, 2019
Wellness education appeared to be the most effective intervention for managing patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to findings…
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Closing the gap: Girls’ suicide rate catching up with that of boys

May 17, 2019
Female youth aged 10 to 19 years had a significant and disproportionate increase in suicides between 1975 and 2005 compared with males in the same…
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Current smokers less likely to undergo cancer screenings than nonsmokers

May 17, 2019
Current smokers are less likely to meet recommendations for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings than people who have never smoked…