Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 19, 2014 issue
Righini and coauthors prospectively validate among 3346 patients in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland whether an age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off, defined as age × 10 in patients aged 50 years or older, can safely increase the diagnostic yield of D-dimer in elderly patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.
Collins and coauthors report on the risk of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection during pregnancy and association with adverse fetal outcomes. In an accompanying Editorial, Dr Edwards discusses H influenzae infection.
Wunsch and coauthors found that prior psychiatric diagnoses are more common in critically ill patients than in those who are hospitalized and or in the general population.
This review examined findings from randomized trials and related modeling studies to examine the effect of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening on prostate cancer mortality.