Editor's Audio Summary by Edward H. Livingston, MD, Deputy Editor, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 26, 2014 issue
Phoa and coauthors investigate whether endoscopic radiofrequency ablation could decrease the rate of neoplastic progression among 136 patients with Barrett esophagus and a confirmed diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia in Europe.
In a multisite randomized trial that screened 5135 students aged 17 to 24 years, Kypri and colleagues evaluate a national web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program.
To determine whether adding information on glycated hemoglobin values to conventional cardiovascular risk factors is associated with improvement in prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration analyzed individual-participant data from 73 prospective studies involving 294 998 participants free of diabetes mellitus or CVD at baseline.
Goldberg and coauthors report on the association of distance from a transplant center with access to waitlist placement, receipt of liver transplantation, and survival among veterans receiving care at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics.