With the July 4th holiday falling in the middle of the week, it is something of a lighter one for MD Consult, but there are still a number of interesting new additions across the site. One article in the News section noted that more physicians are running for office, while another called for more formal knowledge standards for minimally invasive gynecology. A further story reported promising results from an Australian smoking-cessation trial combining varenicline therapy with counseling.
New in the Journals is the July Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which covers a variety of topics. One paper examined the use of medical marijuana in substance abuse programs treating teenagers; the authors found that the user was frequently not the patient for whom it had been prescribed. Also studied in this issue was the effect of high-quality caregiving on children who had been institutionalized or had otherwise deprived early childhoods – early interventions helped to reduce further problems. Other studies this time included an examination of autism biomarkers and a look at certain aspects of ADHD. Another new July issue is the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. A study looking at whether children with asthma who have lower vitamin D levels are more susceptible to the negative effects of corticosteroids on bone mineral density found that vitamin D supplementation might, indeed, be helpful in such cases. The results of another paper seemed to indicate that early-life exposure to yogurt and a generally wide variety of foods provides a protective effect against later development of atopic dermatitis. This issue also contains a practice parameter update regarding adverse reactions to vaccines.
In the Clinics, there is an article ahead of print from Anesthesiology Clinics which details anesthetic considerations for awake craniotomy for epilepsy and other neurosurgeries that require an alert patient. Clinics in Liver Disease also has an early paper that analyzes a cardiovascular link to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – and we expect further new additions to this section in the coming weeks.
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