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October 17, 2012, Vol 308, No. 15, Pages 1501-1599

This Week in JAMA

This Week in JAMA

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1501-1501. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3273

The Problem With Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1527-1528. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12704

Family Matters in Health Care Delivery

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1529-1530. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13366

Recognizing an OpinionFindings From the IOM Evidence Communication Innovation Collaborative

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1531-1532. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13369
A Piece of My Mind

Do We Really Need to Know?

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1533-1534. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.12266
Original Contribution

Effect of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Multivitamin Supplementation at the Initiation of HAART on HIV Disease Progression and Mortality in TanzaniaA Randomized Controlled Trial

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1535-1544. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13083

To test whether high-dose (vs standard-dose) multivitamin supplementation decreases the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression or death from any cause in patients with HIV initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy, Isanaka and coauthors followed up 3418 patients in Tanzania on a monthly basis for 24 months.

Trends in Lipids and Lipoproteins in US Adults, 1988-2010

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1545-1554. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13260

Carroll and coauthors used data from 3 cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys to observe trends in serum lipid levels in adults between 1988 and 2010.

Identification of Lynch Syndrome Among Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1555-1565. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13088

Moreira and coauthors investigate strategies for identifying Lynch syndrome in patients with colorectal cancer. They examine data from 4 large cohorts to consider criteria for which individuals should undergo tumor mismatch repair gene testing. In an Editorial, Ladabaum and Ford discuss screening for Lynch syndrome.


Lynch Syndrome in Patients With Colorectal CancerFinding the Needle in the Haystack

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1581-1583. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14171

Saving the Kidneys by Sparing Intravenous Chloride?

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1583-1585. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14076

How Clinicians Can Help Smokers to Quit

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1586-1587. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13858
Preliminary Communication

Association Between a Chloride-Liberal vs Chloride-Restrictive Intravenous Fluid Administration Strategy and Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Adults

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1566-1572. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13356

Yunos and coauthors report on the association between a chloride-liberal vs chloride-restrictive intravenous fluid administration strategy and kidney injury in critically ill adults. In an accompanying Editorial, Waikar and Winkelmayer discuss the effects of chloride on renal function.

Grand Rounds

Strategies to Help a Smoker Who Is Struggling to Quit

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1573-1580. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13043

Although quitting smoking tobacco benefits almost all those who quit, most individual attempts to quit fail. Furthermore, two-thirds of patients try to quit without treatment or support. Rigotti explores evidence-based treatment options. In an editorial, Schroeder discusses the limitations of the evidence base for treatment of tobacco use.

Research Letter

Pseudoephedrine Sales and Seizures of Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories in Kentucky

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1524-1526. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12992
Medical News and Perspectives

New Definition of Myocardial Infarction Puts Biomarkers Front and Center

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12794
Medical News & Perspectives

2012 Lasker Awards Laud Seminal Work in Transplantation, Molecular Motors

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1512-1514. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13119

Escalating Obesity Rates Pose Health, Budget Threats

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Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Adults

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1522-1523. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.12886

Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Adults—Reply

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Exposure to Fireworks and Eye Injuries

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Exposure to Fireworks and Eye Injuries—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1523-1524. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.11907
Global Health

Nepalese Medical Students: Who Stays, Who Leaves?

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Improving Chemical Management

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Protective Gene for Malaria?

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1515-1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13775

Nurse-Centered HIV Care

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1515-1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13776
The Cover


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Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA Patient Page

Smoking Cessation

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JAMA. 2012;308(15):1599-1599. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4090
JAMA Masthead

About This Journal

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JAMA 100 Years Ago


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Book and Media Reviews

Speaking Honestly With Sick and Dying Children & Adolescents: Unlocking the Silence

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Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

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The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals

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