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August 14, 2013, Vol 310, No. 6, Pages 557-658

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2013;310(6):557-559. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5247

The Critical Role of Caregivers in Achieving Patient-Centered Care

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First, Do No (Financial) Harm

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The Evolution of the Master Diagnostician

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):579-580. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7572

Social Media and Physicians’ Online Identity Crisis

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A Piece of My Mind

Scared of Worms

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):583-584. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.167500

The State of Health in the United States

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):585-586. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.13809

Surgery for Mitral RegurgitationSooner or Later?

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Research Letters in JAMASmall but Mighty

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8102
Original Investigation

The State of US Health, 1990-2010Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):591-606. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.13805

The US Burden of Disease Collaborators used a systematic analysis of descriptive epidemiology of diseases and injuries, their sequelae, and risk factors or clusters of risk factors from 1990 to 2010 to describe the health status of the United States. In an editorial, Fineberg discusses the health of the US population.

Association Between Early Surgical Intervention vs Watchful Waiting and Outcomes for Mitral Regurgitation Due to Flail Mitral Valve Leaflets

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):609-616. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8643

Suri and coauthors ascertain the comparative effectiveness of initial medical management (nonsurgical observation) vs early mitral surgery following the diagnosis of mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae (flail leaflets) in 1021 patients from France, Italy, Belgium, and the United States. In an Editorial, Otto discusses the risks of early surgical intervention and how the new findings influence patient care.

QRS Duration, Bundle-Branch Block Morphology, and Outcomes Among Older Patients With Heart Failure Receiving Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):617-626. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.8641

To measure associations between QRS duration and morphology and outcomes among patients receiving a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), Peterson and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study among 24 169 Medicare beneficiaries in a national cardiovascular registry who underwent CRT-D implantation between 2006 and 2009.

Clinical Crossroads

Barrett Esophagus and Risk of Esophageal CancerA Clinical Review

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):627-636. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.226450

Spechler reviews current concepts on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Barrett esophagus; discusses the importance of dysplasia and the role of endoscopic eradication therapy for its treatment; and reviews current management guidelines.

From the JAMA Network

Zonisamide for Weight Reduction in Obese Adults

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JAMA. 2013;310(6):637-638. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.101049
JAMA Clinical Challenge

A Painful Bulge in the Left Flank

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Research Letter

Incidence of Sports-Related Sudden Death in France by Specific Sports and Sex

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Comment & Response

Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy

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Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy

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Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy—Reply

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Mortality After Perioperative β-Blocker Use in Noncardiac Surgery

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Mortality After Perioperative β-Blocker Use in Noncardiac Surgery—Reply

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The Role of Persuasion

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The Role of Persuasion—Reply

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Clarification of Data

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Labels Switched in Figure

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Medical News & Perspectives

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Guidelines Face More Delays

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Deadly MERS Coronavirus Not Yet a Global Concern

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Preventing Suicide’s Ripple Effects Takes Coordinated Effort

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From JAMA's Daily News Site

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Capitol Health Call

Federal Mandate Requiring Backup Cameras in Vehicles Delayed Until 2015

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High-Cost Drugs Account for Most of Medicare Part B Spending

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VA Acts on Old Health Compensation Claims by Military Veterans

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Advance Care Planning for the End of Life

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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised HIV Testing Procedures Could Detect More Acute Infections

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Homemade Bomb Explosions Increase

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No Increase in Cesarean Deliveries

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New Flu Vaccine Recommended for Adults Who Are Allergic to Eggs

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The Art of JAMA

Chicken in SunriseGeorgia O’Keeffe

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Poetry and Medicine

Incomplete Knowledge

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JAMA 100 Years Ago

Mushroom Fallacies

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JAMA Patient Page

Options for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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JAMA Masthead


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