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.
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Rates of lower extremity amputations due to end-stage renal disease decline

July 10, 2018
From 2000 to 2014, there was a 51% decrease in the rate of nontraumatic major and minor lower extremity amputations among patients with end-stage…
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Self-monitoring of blood glucose reduces health care costs, has little impact on patients

July 9, 2018
Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes may lower health care spending with little to no harm to these…
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Transplantation of HCV-infected kidney reduces cost, improves life expectancy in HCV patients

July 9, 2018
Kidney transplant with a kidney infected with hepatitis C virus, followed by treatment for the hepatitis C, was effective and reduced costs compared…
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Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
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Apixaban may be safer than warfarin in AF, end-stage renal disease

July 5, 2018
Among patients with atrial fibrillation and dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease, apixaban was associated with lower risk for bleeding than…
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Not all PCPs realize CDC has tools to help prevent diabetes

July 5, 2018
Slightly more than one-third of primary care providers knew of the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program for preventing diabetes, and less than 20%…
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…
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Majority of top Acthar Gel prescribers received manufacturer payments

June 29, 2018
Among rheumatologists, nephrologists and neurologists who issued more than 10 prescriptions for corticotropin in 2015, 88% received payments from its…
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Emotional toll of patients with CKD

June 28, 2018
New research published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology revealed that for patients with CKD, interactions with…
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AVFs have high maintenance costs despite optimal access

June 28, 2018
Arteriovenous fistula is considered the optimal access for patients on dialysis; however, a new study indicated that frequent and costly …