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December 26, 2012, Vol 308, No. 24, Pages 2541-2638

This Week in JAMA

This Week in JAMA

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2541-2541. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3408

Opportunities to Reduce Childhood Hunger and ObesityRestructuring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the Food Stamp Program)

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2567-2568. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.45420

Emergency Preparedness and Public HealthThe Lessons of Hurricane Sandy

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2569-2570. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.108940

Mental Health Effects of Hurricane SandyCharacteristics, Potential Aftermath, and Response

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2571-2572. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.110700

Measure, Promote, and Reward Mobility to Prevent Falls in Older Patients

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2573-2574. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.68313
A Piece of My Mind

Warning Shot

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2575-2576. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.128365
Original Contribution

Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Autopsy-Determined Atherosclerosis Among US Service Members, 2001-2011

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2577-2583. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.70830

Webber and coauthors performed a cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of autopsy-determined atherosclerosis among 3832 US service members who died in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn between October 2001 and August 2011. In an Editorial, Levy discusses the need to continue the national effort to preempt and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Association Between Sustained Virological Response and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C and Advanced Hepatic Fibrosis

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2584-2593. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.144878

To assess the association between sustained virological response and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and advanced hepatic fibrosis, van der Meer and coauthors assessed an interferon-based treatment regimen in 530 patients.


Combating the Epidemic of Heart Disease

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2624-2625. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.164971
Special Communication

Reporting of Noninferiority and Equivalence Randomized TrialsExtension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2594-2604. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.87802

To improve reporting and interpretation of noninferiority and equivalence trials, Piaggio and coauthors present and discuss an updated extension of the CONSORT checklist based on the 2010 version of the CONSORT Statement and the 2008 CONSORT Statement for the reporting of abstracts.

Clinical Crossroads

Management of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2612-2621. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.111352

Hamdan uses the case of Ms L, a patient with varicose veins, to review the causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment options for varicose vein management.

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

How to Use a Noninferiority TrialUsers' Guides to the Medical Literature

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2605-2611. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11235

Noninferiority trials compare a novel treatment with the existing standard in order to determine if the new approach might lessen potential harms or burdens for the patient. In this Users’ Guide, Mulla and coauthors present a practical approach to interpreting these increasingly common studies.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Facial and Upper Body Papules in a Patient With a Family History of Recurrent Pneumothorax

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2622-2623. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.91099
Research Letter

Trends in the Prevalence of Extreme Obesity Among US Preschool-Aged Children Living in Low-Income Families, 1998-2010

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2563-2565. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.108099

Authors Missing in Infographic in: Visualizing Health Policy

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2565-2565. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.127782

Incorrect Information in Patient Page in: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2565-2565. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.73673

Incorrect Funding Information in: Prevention of Fatal Opioid Overdose

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2565-2565. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.76880
Medical News and Perspectives

Unsafe Injection Practices Plague US Outpatient Facilities, Harm Patients

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2551-2552. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.114239

New Research on Alzheimer Treatments Ventures Beyond Plaques and Tangles

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2553-2555. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.93816

Study Finds Tdap Vaccine Is Safe for Older Adults

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2555-2555. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.156591

Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2561-2562. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.25786

Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2561-2562. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.25796

Physician Quality and Maintenance of Certification

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2562-2563. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.131778

Physician Quality and Maintenance of Certification—Reply

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2562-2563. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.131781
Visualizing Health Policy

Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2556-2556. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.128713
Health Agencies Update

Breast Cancer Disparities

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2557-2557. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.150909

Challenge to Alzheimer Drug

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2557-2557. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.156122

Pollution May Delay Pregnancy

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2557-2557. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.156131

Tackling Autoimmunity

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2557-2557. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.156146
The Cover

Memorial II

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2546-2546. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3404
Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2547-2547. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13648
JAMA Patient Page

Varicose Veins

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2638-2638. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4099
JAMA Masthead

About This Journal

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2543-2543. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2543
JAMA 100 Years Ago


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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2548-2548. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3405
Book and Media Reviews

Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2626-2626. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2626-a

Pay for Performance in Health Care: Methods and Approaches

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2626-2627. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2626-b

Killed by Care: Making Medicine Safe

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2627-2628. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2627

Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2628-2628. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2628

Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads With Healthcare Reform

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2629-2629. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2629-a

Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility

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JAMA. 2012;308(24):2629-2630. doi:10.1001/jama.308.24.2629-b