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January 24, 2017, Vol 317, No. 4, Pages 333-450

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):333-335. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12965
Viewpoint

The Emerging Market of Smartphone-Integrated Infant Physiologic Monitors

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):353-354. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19137

This Viewpoint discusses the growing popularity of infant physiologic monitors despite the lack of publicly available evidence supporting their safety, accuracy, or effectiveness.

The Microbiome and Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):355-356. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20099

This Viewpoint discusses mechanisms by which the human microbiome might influence risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis, and ways in which the microbiome might be manipulated to reduce those risks.

Surgical Decision MakingChallenging Dogma and Incorporating Patient Preferences

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):357-358. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18719

This Viewpoint discusses challenges to broader adoption of shared decision making in surgery despite early evidence suggesting that efforts to explain risks and benefits of treatment options, elicit patient values, and incorporate patient preferences into routine care improves surgical outcomes.

The Ethics of Interventional Procedures for Patients Too Ill for Surgery

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):359-360. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20288

This Viewpoint discusses ethical considerations around use of nonoperative, catheter-based procedures for patients too ill for open surgery, and ethical and practical approaches to these high-risk patients if complications occur and the patient requires an open procedure as a result.

A Piece of My Mind

Academic Detailing“Marketing” the Best Evidence to Clinicians

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):361-362. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16036
Editorial

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Taking Insulin Injections

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):363-364. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20327

Translating Cancer Surveillance Data Into Effective Public Health Interventions

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):365-367. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20326

Screening for Obstructive Sleep ApneaImplications for the Sleep Health of the Population

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):368-370. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18630
Original Investigation

Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Using Insulin InjectionsThe DIAMOND Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):371-378. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19975

This randomized clinical trial evaluated the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring vs usual care on hemoglobin A1c levels in adults with type 1 diabetes who use multiple daily insulin injections.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring vs Conventional Therapy for Glycemic Control in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Treated With Multiple Daily Insulin InjectionsThe GOLD Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):379-387. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19976

This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of continuous glucose monitoring vs conventional treatment for glycemic control in adult patients with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections.

Trends and Patterns of Disparities in Cancer Mortality Among US Counties, 1980-2014

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):388-406. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20324

This cancer epidemiology study uses National Center for Health Statistics population data to estimate trends in age-standardized cancer mortality rates by US county between 1980 and 2014.

US Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in AdultsUS Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):407-414. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20325

This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults (I statement).

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in AdultsEvidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):415-433. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19635

This Evidence Report to support a 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement summarizes evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults.

JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis

Management of Adult Patients With Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):434-435. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18420

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American Thyroid Association’s 2016 guideline on management of adult patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer.

Research Letter

Change in Distance to Nearest Facility and Abortion in Texas, 2012 to 2014

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):437-439. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17026

This study uses data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to determine the association between change in distance to a facility that offers abortion after passage of a state law leading to closure of some facilities and percentage change in the number of abortions between 2012 and 2014.

Comment & Response

Interventions to Lower Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):439. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19058

Interventions to Lower Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):439-440. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19061

Interventions to Lower Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):440. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19064

Evaluating Precision Medicine’s Ability to Improve Population Health

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):440-441. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20000

Evaluating Precision Medicine’s Ability to Improve Population Health—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):441. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20006

Notice of Data Errors

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):441-442. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19244
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Incorrect Figures

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):442. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20139

Data Errors in Table

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):442. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20705
Medical News & Perspectives

Augmented Reality Takes Parkinson Disease Dance Therapy Out of the Classroom

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):346-348. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18122

This Medical News article discusses new technology to assist PD patients with daily movements.

The JAMA Forum

A Look at Republican Plans for Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):348-349. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19913
Clinical Trials Update

Thiazide Diuretics Protect Bones as Well as Hearts

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19038

Internet Cognitive Behavior Therapy Effective as Insomnia Treatment

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20778

Physiotherapy Offers No Benefit in Treating Ankle Sprains

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20780
Health Agencies Update

CDC Says More Needle Exchange Programs Needed to Prevent HIV

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19452

Large HIV Vaccine Trial Launches in South Africa

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20743

New Strategic Plan for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20745
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Veterans With Epilepsy Need More Than Seizure Control

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):352. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20110

Hypertension Control for 10 Million

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):352. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20203
The Arts and Medicine

“Move Your Arm Like a Swan”Dance for PD Demedicalizes Parkinson Disease

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):342-343. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.21033

This Arts and Medicine essay profiles Dance for Parkinson Disease, a program of dance instruction for people with Parkinson disease that helps them develop creative strategies for movement focusing on their capabilities rather than limitations.

Poetry and Medicine

Obituary

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):443. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12277
JAMA Revisited

Current Comment

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):444. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19840
JAMA Patient Page

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):450. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20362
JAMA Masthead

JAMA

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JAMA. 2017;317(4):337-338. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12966
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