Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the June 03, 2013 issue
Margolis and coauthors report on the effect of home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management on blood pressure control. In an accompanying Editorial, Magid and Green discuss home blood pressure monitoring.
In a randomized clinical trial of 194 patients with peripheral artery disease, McDermott and coauthors compare outcomes from a home-based walking exercise program using group-mediated cognitive behavioral intervention vs supervised exercise programs.
Ledwidge and coauthors conducted a randomized trial among 1374 at-risk patients in Ireland to determine the efficacy of a screening program using brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and collaborative care in reducing newly diagnosed heart failure and prevalence of significant left ventricular systolic/diastolic dysfunction. In an Editorial, Hernandez discusses heart failure prevention.
Sandin and coauthors examined the association between birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a population-based prospective cohort study involving more than 2.5 million Swedish children born between 1982 and 2007. In an Editorial, Cedars discusses the need for continued study of the relationship between IVF procedures and neurodevelopmental outcomes.