Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the August 21, 2013 issue
To compare rates of hypertension control in a large-scale regional hypertension program with statewide and national estimates, Jaffe and coauthors report details of the development and implementation of a program in northern California and its associated results between 2001 and 2009. Goyal and Bornstein provide comment in the related Editorial.
Gutiérrez and coauthors examine whether the association of urinary albumin excretion with coronary heart disease (CHD) events differs by race in a prospective cohort study of 28 207 black and white US adults (aged ≥45 years) enrolled 2003-2007 with follow-up through December 31, 2009. Winkelmayer and Weiner provide comment in the related Editorial.
To investigate genetic risk variants for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, Feenstra and coauthors searched the genome for genetic associations and then validated findings in 3 independent case-control sample sets that included a total of 2664 cases and 4686 controls.
Parkes and coauthors report the results of a meta-analysis on the use of lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.
To systematically review the accuracy of the clinical examination for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, Myers and coauthors searched the literature and drew conclusions from 42 studies that used nocturnal polysomnography as the reference standard.