Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 04, 2013 issue
Thom and coauthors conducted a randomized trial of 2004 participants in India and Europe with or at high risk of established cardiovascular disease (CVD) to assess whether a fixed-dose combination of aspirin, statin, and 2 antihypertensive agents vs usual care improved adherence to therapy and 2 major CVD risk factors. Gaziano comments in an editorial.
Spijkerman and coauthors compared the immunogenicity of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 4 different immunization schedules using an open-label, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial of healthy term infants in the Netherlands. In an Editorial, O’Brien discusses the evidence needed to ensure pneumococcal conjugate vaccines provide health benefits for the greatest number of persons.
Zlotkin and coauthors reported the findings from a double-blind, cluster randomized trial of the effect of iron fortification on malaria incidence in infants and young children in Ghana. In an accompanying Editorial, Prentice and coauthors discuss iron fortification and malaria risk in children.
Using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design, Xu and coauthors conducted a cross-sectional survey in a nationally representative sample of 98 658 Chinese adults at least 18 years old in 2010 to investigate the prevalence of diabetes and glycemic control in the Chinese adult population.
Chow and colleagues examine hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control at baseline in a cross-sectional study of 153 996 adults (aged 35-70 years) recruited from high-, upper–middle-, low–middle-,and low-income countries between January 2003 and December 2009.