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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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Adults with thyroid disease lack knowledge of ophthalmologic threats

February 6, 2019
Adults with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ disease without orbitopathy have greater understanding of thyroid eye disease than the general…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Early-risers may have better mental health than night owls

January 30, 2019
Using Mendelian randomization, researchers found that being a morning person was causally associated with better mental health; however, it did not…
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USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal eye infection in newborns

January 29, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to prophylactic ocular topical medication to prevent gonococcal…
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HIV, syphilis coinfection increases risk for ocular syphilis

January 27, 2019
Patients coinfected with HIV and syphilis are nearly twice as likely to experience symptoms of ocular syphilis compared with patients without HIV…
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Infliximab safe, efficacious for refractory uveoretinitis in Behçet's disease

January 23, 2019
Infliximab demonstrated safe and effective results for patients with refractory uveoretinitis related to Behçet’s disease, according to data…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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No survival rate improvement seen after cranio-orbital resection for lacrimal gland carcinoma

January 18, 2019
Local resection with radiotherapy has comparable results with cranio-orbital resection in terms of tumor recurrence and survival rate in patients…