Editor's Audio Summary by Edward H. Livingston, MD, Deputy Editor, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the July 17, 2013 issue
Mentzelopoulos and coauthors conducted a randomized clinical trial among 268 patients to investigate survival to hospital discharge with favorable neurological status after treatment with combined vasopressin-epinephrine and methylprednisolone during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and stress-dose hydrocortisone in postresuscitation shock.
Dr Reis and coauthors report on the association between the duration of overall and abdominal obesity beginning in young adulthood and coronary artery calcified in middle age.
To determine whether the use of androgen deprivation therapy is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury in patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, Lapi and coauthors used medical information from a UK database and conducted a nested case-control analysis.
To analyze the epidemiologic, meteorologic, and geospatial features of the 2012 Dallas County, Texas, West Nile virus epidemic, Chung and coauthors analyzed relevant public health surveillance data. Ostroff provides comment in the related Editorial.
Petersen and coauthors reviewed the ecology, virology, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, prevention, and control of West Nile virus after searching the PubMed electronic database through February 5, 2013. In an Editorial, Ostroff urges maintenance of vector surveillance and control programs.