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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Professional coaching intervention may reduce physician burnout

August 5, 2019
Professional coaching sessions reduced burnout and improved quality of life for practicing physicians, according to a study published in JAMA
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Unused drugs impact cost, environment

August 5, 2019
When unused pharmaceuticals associated with phacoemulsification were measured at four surgical sites, the estimated annual cost of the wasted…
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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Yellow lens glasses do not improve night driving

August 1, 2019
Detection of pedestrians and negative effects of headlight glare are not improved by wearing yellow lens glasses while driving at night. A…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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Traditional head lice treatment can cause keratitis

July 26, 2019
Public education is needed to help prevent toxic keratitis after hair washing with crushed custard apple seeds to remove head lice, a common practice…
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Higher cholesterol levels associated with greater risk for primary open-angle glaucoma

July 18, 2019
Patients with higher levels of cholesterol are more at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, while those who take statins to control cholesterol…
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Survival advantage suggested in responders to immunotherapy for uveal melanoma

July 15, 2019
A possible survival advantage in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma who respond to treatment with pembrolizumab is suggested in a study of the…
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Adalimumab yields superior outcomes vs. infliximab in Behçet’s-related uveitis

July 9, 2019
Adalimumab yielded better outcomes than infliximab in best-corrected visual acuity, retention and other areas among patients with uveitis related to…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…