In the Journals
This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in ophthalmology. 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

Bilateral oophorectomy may increase the risk of CKD in premenopausal women

September 19, 2018
Recently published results showed a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease among premenopausal women, particularly those aged 45 years or…
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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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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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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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Increased blood pressure variability may yield higher risk of death in patients on hemodialysis

September 17, 2018
Recently published results showed patients with ESRD undergoing hemodialysis had a higher risk of death and cardiovascular events if they had…
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Study finds additional doses of oxycodone are not needed in patients with ESRD

September 17, 2018
Investigators found oxycodone is removed during hemodialysis. However, not enough is removed to require additional dosing in patients with ESRD…
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Neurocognitive impairment in CKD may be due to functional vs structural brain differences

September 14, 2018
Investigators found an association between chronic kidney disease in children and young adults and lower gray matter and higher white matter volumes…
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Exposure to environmental pollutants may impact kidney health

September 13, 2018
Evidence indicates polyfluoroalkyl substances may be an environmental threat to kidney health, although research needs to be done to understand and…
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Multidisciplinary approach using EMR may decrease hypotension, AKI rates after total joint arthroplasty

September 13, 2018
Hypotension and acute kidney injury rates significantly decreased after the implementation of an electronic medical record protocol which included…
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For-profit dialysis facilities associated with poor patient experience

September 11, 2018
Patients with end-stage renal disease reported low quality of dialysis care in for-profit, free-standing and largely owned facilities, according to…