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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Discontinuity of care increases risk for unplanned hospital admissions among elderly patients

November 21, 2017
Discontinuity of care within a general practice led to greater risk for emergency hospital admissions among patients older than 65 years, according…
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Low skeletal muscle mass improves after successful HCV treatment

November 21, 2017
Skeletal muscle mass increased significantly among patients with hepatitis C and low skeletal muscle mass after achieving sustained virologic…
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Insurance disparities, tumor types drive lower colon cancer survival in blacks

November 21, 2017
Colon cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher in blacks compared with whites, and new research shows that differences in health insurance…
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Hormonal birth control may increase risk for suicide

November 21, 2017
Recent findings indicated increased risk for suicide attempt and suicide among women who used hormonal contraception. “In a nationwide…
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Testing for novel stool-based protein biomarkers improves CRC screening

November 20, 2017
Mass spectrometry testing for novel protein biomarkers in stool outperformed testing for hemoglobin in detecting colorectal cancer and advanced…
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Immediate access to opioid agonist treatment could save billions

November 20, 2017
Unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist treatment with methadone for patients with opioid use disorder offers drastic cost savings and greater…
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ACP, CDC: Screen, vaccinate at-risk adults for HBV

November 20, 2017
The ACP and CDC jointly released a clinical guideline recommending that adults at-risk for hepatitis B virus infection be screened for and vaccinated…
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Fatty liver disease correlates with smaller brain volume in middle-aged adults

November 20, 2017
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had significantly smaller total cerebral brain volume, independent of visceral adipose tissue and…
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AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to…
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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have…
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