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.

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Antiplatelet therapy adherence dropped in era with newer P2Y12 inhibitors

May 21, 2018
From 2008 to 2016 — after the introduction of prasugrel and ticagrelor — the percentage of patients who did not fill a prescription for a…
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Young black children at increased risk of suicide

May 21, 2018
Black children between the ages of 5 and 12 years were nearly two times more likely to die by suicide when compared with white children of the same
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Aldosterone antagonists reduce mortality risk in patients with STEMI

May 21, 2018
Aldosterone antagonist therapy offered a substantial mortality benefit in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction with left…
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Eye drops used for glaucoma may help treat migraines

May 21, 2018
Timolol eye drops alleviated the pain in most patients with migraines, according to a small study recently published in JAMA Neurology.
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Higher vitamin D level lessens risk for cancer

May 21, 2018
Residents of Japan with higher concentrations of vitamin D were less likely to develop cancer than those with lower levels, according to a cohort…
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Poison control centers see increase in pediatric ADHD medication exposures

May 21, 2018
There was an increase of more than 70% in the overall rate of exposures related to ADHD medication reported to U.S. poison control centers between…
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Opioid epidemic linked to increase in organ recovery

May 20, 2018
The U.S. opioid epidemic has been associated with a sharp increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors, according to a letter to the…
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Intense exercise does not slow cognitive impairment in dementia

May 18, 2018
A 4-month, moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength exercise training program did not delay cognitive decline in older adults with mild to…
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Study links poor functional status with 1-year mortality in elderly patients with ESRD

May 18, 2018
Poor functional kidney status among elderly patients with end-stage renal disease was associated with higher odds of central venous catheter use and…
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Oral anticoagulation therapy after stroke reduces risk for recurrent events in AF

May 18, 2018
Patients with atrial fibrillation who received oral anticoagulation therapy after a stroke had reduced risk for recurrent thromboembolic events vs…