Stockwell and coauthors conducted a randomized controlled trial using text messaging to increase influenza vaccine coverage. In an accompanying editorial, Szilagyi and Adams discuss the use of technology in public health.
Lake and colleagues examined outcomes in a cohort of 72 235 very low-birth-weight infants born in hospitals with and without recognition for nursing excellence. In an editorial, Barfield discusses improvement of systems quality in perinatal care.
Perin and coauthors, for the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network, investigated the effects of transendocardial-delivered bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMCs) in 61 patients receiving BMCs and 31 patients receiving placebo who had chronic ischemic heart failure.
To describe the clinical characteristics and outcome of cardiac device infective endocarditis and to evaluate the association between device removal and outcome, Athan and coauthors, writing for the International Collaboration on Endocarditis–Prospective Cohort Study Investigators, assessed data from 177 patients with cardiac device infective endocarditis.
In a meta-analysis, Jackson and coauthors assessed whether botulinum toxin A is beneficial for the prophylactic treatment of chronic migraines and headaches in adults.