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

Olanzapine plus samidorphan reduces weight gain in schizophrenia

March 18, 2019
Treatment with olanzapine plus samidorphan, an opioid antagonist, resulted in 37% lower weight gain than treatment with olanzapine plus placebo in…
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Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…
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Rapid testing reduces vancomycin, linezolid use for suspected MRSA pneumonia

March 16, 2019
Vancomycin and linezolid use among ventilated patients with suspected MRSA pneumonia can be significantly reduced by using a highly sensitive rapid…
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Ebola survivors face high burden of ongoing health issues

March 15, 2019
Ebola virus survivors in Liberia experience a higher prevalence of certain health issues, including neurological sequelae and uveitis, compared with…
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Number of opioids prescribed falls as long-term prescriptions rise

March 15, 2019
Over a period of 12 years, the number of opioids prescribed per person decreased, whereas the prescribing rate for long-term prescriptions increased…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Self-report battery may improve risk assessment in soldiers with suicidal ideation

March 15, 2019
A cross-validated model that included self-reported history and severity of suicidality, positive screens for mental disorders and Army career…
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Intensive intervention fails to improve insulin persistence in type 2 diabetes

March 15, 2019
Increasing the focus and intensity of an intervention for a targeted group of adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes did not increase the…
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Distinct patient profiles are associated with differing allograft survival outcomes after kidney transplant

March 15, 2019
Researchers of a published study identified five distinct archetypes of patients with transplant glomerulopathy, each of which were linked to…
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Patients with mental health history have higher cancer mortality rates

March 15, 2019
Patients with cancer who were hospitalized for mental health problems prior to their diagnosis were more than 73% likely to die from their cancer…