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

Suicide rates increasing among US workers

November 15, 2018
The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population rose 34% between 2000 and 2016 from 12.9 to 17.3 per 100,000 population, according to data…
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Nonoperative management of appendicitis offers short-term benefits but long-term risks

November 15, 2018
Although nonoperative management could offer patients with acute uncomplicated appendicitis an alternative to surgery, the long-term complications…
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Endoscopists who do not wear face shields at risk for infection

November 15, 2018
Physicians and assisting staff who do not wear protective masks during endoscopy are at risk for exposures that could result in the transmission of…
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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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E-cigarettes affect platelet function similarly to tobacco cigarettes

November 14, 2018
Smoking electronic cigarettes provokes changes in soluble CD40-ligand, soluble P-selectin and platelet function in smokers and nonsmokers in ways…
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Simple cysts not linked to ovarian cancer

November 14, 2018
The presence of simple cysts on ultrasonography is not associated with a higher risk for ovarian cancer, according to findings published in JAMA
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Physician-level continuity critical to lower health care costs, hospitalizations

November 14, 2018
Higher levels of physician-level continuity were strongly associated with lower total health care costs and hospitalizations, even among seriously…
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Testosterone treatment linked with reduced depressive symptoms in men

November 14, 2018
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry showed that testosterone may have utility in the adjunct treatment of depressive symptoms…
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Positive childhood memories tied to better health, well-being in adulthood

November 13, 2018
Memories of happy caregiving experiences in childhood were linked to better health, fewer chronic conditions and fewer depressive symptoms in middle…
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USPSTF: Screen adults for unhealthy alcohol use

November 13, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued final recommendations that stated adults older than 18 years, including pregnant women…