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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Guidelines call for decreasing phosphate, maintaining calcium levels in patients with CKD–MBD

February 19, 2018
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes, or KDIGO, 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline Update for chronic kidney disease–mineral and bone…
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Hydroxychloroquine not effective for osteoarthritis hand pain

February 19, 2018
Hydroxychloroquine was not more effective than placebo for relieving moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis, according to…
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Maternal peanut consumption, early introduction protect against allergy

February 19, 2018
Infants of mothers who consume peanuts while breast-feeding and directly introduce their child to the food by 12 months of age are less likely to be
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pCLIF-SOFA predicts mortality in children with decompensated liver disease

February 19, 2018
The pediatric chronic liver failure sequential organ failure assessment, or pCLIF-SOFA, performed better than Child-Pugh or pediatric end-stage liver…
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Cognitive enhancement therapy benefits adults with autism

February 19, 2018
Cognitive enhancement therapy was associated with improvements in neurological and social cognition in adults with autism spectrum disorder…
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Acute MI symptoms similar among men, women

February 19, 2018
Symptoms of acute MI, including chest pain, were similar among men and women, according to new results published in the Go Red for Women issue of…
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Alcohol use disorder compromises benefits of DAA therapy for HCV

February 19, 2018
An international study showed that alcohol use disorder contributed significantly to liver disease burden in patients with hepatitis C. Researchers…
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Large vegetation size confers poor outcomes in infective endocarditis

February 19, 2018
Among patients with infective endocarditis, a vegetation size of greater than 10 mm was associated with higher likelihood of embolism and mortality…
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Maternal use of epilepsy drug may decrease school performance in offspring

February 19, 2018
Pregnant women who used valproate had children with significantly lower school performance vs. children who were exposed to lamotrigine or not…
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Cigar, pipe smoking significantly elevates mortality risk

February 19, 2018
Smoking cigars and pipes are associated with a significantly increased risk for death from tobacco-related cancers, as well as cardiovascular causes…