Quarterly Annotations on Journal Articles of Interest

Prepared by the ACLP Guidelines & Evidence-Based Medicine Subcommittee with contributions by experts in subspecialty areas of consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Each quarter since mid-2013, the ACLP has posted commentary on journal articles relevant to important subspecialty areas in C-L psychiatry. Experts in the subspecialties select and review the most significant articles of the quarter.

Below are annotations on articles published during the first quarter of 2018. For annotations on articles published prior to January 2018, see Past Quarters. For information about the type of study noted in each annotation, see Type of Study below.

January – March

CLP Subspecialty: Annotations by:

gr-sqbulEmergency Psychiatry

Naomi Schmelzer, MD, MPH
Scott Simpson, MD, MPH

gr-sqbulHIV Psychiatry

John Grimaldi MD
Mary Ann Cohen MD, FACLP


Nicholas Kontos, MD
Sean Glass, MD

gr-sqbulPsycho-Oncology & Palliative Care

Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD
Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD

gr-sqbulSubstance Use & Addictive Disorders

Thomas Penders, MS, MD, FACLP
S. Alex Sidelnik, MD
Diana Robinson, MD

gr-sqbulTransplant Psychiatry

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP

gr-sqbulWomen’s Mental Health

Elizabeth Hovis, MD


Type of Study

Beginning with 4th quarter 2017, annotations to an article include its type of study according to common evidence-based medicine (EBM) practice. Study types are:

See Murad MH, Asi N, Alsawas M, Alahdab F: New evidence pyramid. Evid Based Med 2016; 21(4):125-127