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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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Household cleaning products might contribute to childhood overweight

September 18, 2018
Regular use of household cleaning products might contribute to risk for overweight in childhood by altering children’s gut microbiota…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Nicotine replacement therapy safe for smokers hospitalized with CHD

September 18, 2018
The short-term use of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers hospitalized for CHD did not affect rates of mortality, length of stay or 1-month…
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Toxic metals increase risk for CVD, CHD

September 18, 2018
The risk for CVD and CHD increased with exposure to lead, arsenic, copper and cadmium, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published…
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Adjustment for more patient factors reduces hospital variation in readmission rates

September 18, 2018
When adjusting for additional clinical and social variables, hospital variation in readmission rates are reduced, according to findings published in…
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PELD score insufficient for allocation of livers compared with MELD score

September 18, 2018
The PELD score did not accurately predict 90-day pretransplant mortality in children who were listed for liver transplantation compared with adults…
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Antibiotic combos using four to five drugs effective against E. coli

September 18, 2018
Despite the consensus that using more than two antibiotics to treat bacterial infections may produce more harm than benefit, research published in…
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One in three college freshmen report history of mental disorders

September 18, 2018
About one-third of first-year college students across eight countries who participated in a self-report WHO survey screened positive for at least one…
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EULAR recommends against treating hand OA with conventional, biologic DMARDs

September 18, 2018
EULAR has for the first time updated its 2007 recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis, including a new warning against treatment…