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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Flavored tobacco use among US youth rebounds after brief dip

January 18, 2019
There was a significant decrease in flavored tobacco product use among U.S. youth in middle and high school between 2014 and 2016, but the trend…
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Improving team-based care could lead to better outcomes in patients with diabetes

January 18, 2019
Better team-based care led to reductions in HbA1C and LDL cholesterol for some patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Primary
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Crohn’s duration linked to Entyvio response

January 18, 2019
Patients who have Crohn’s disease for two years or less are more likely to experience complete and endoscopic response with Entyvio, according…
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Health behavior patterns impact clinical outcomes in patients with CKD

January 18, 2019
Different health behavior patterns were associated with specific clinical outcomes in patients with CKD, according to a recently published study.
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Online training module could improve Barrett’s management

January 18, 2019
An online teaching tool helped endoscopists improve detection of Barrett’s esophagus-related neoplasia, according to research published in…
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Frailty impacts susceptibility to dementia

January 18, 2019
Study findings published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia and…
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Physical function scores lower after patients on home dialysis switch to in-center care

January 18, 2019
Patients with kidney disease who changed from home dialysis to in-center care showed lower quality of life scores for physical function over time…
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Foot pain prevalence linked to female sex, older age, obesity

January 17, 2019
Foot pain is associated with female sex, older age and obesity, and its prevalence can range from 13% to 36% depending on which case definition is…
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Endocuff reduces colonoscopy withdrawal time without sacrificing detection

January 17, 2019
Compared with standard colonoscopy, use of the Endocuff Vision device decreases withdrawal time without sacrificing lesion detection, according to…
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Novel analytic model predicts risk for PTSD in recent trauma survivors

January 17, 2019
A novel logistic model using early PTSD symptom severity as a predictor — as measured by the initial Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale total…