Editor's Audio Summary by Edward H. Livingston, MD, Deputy Editor, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the May 14, 2014 issue
Moulton and coauthors report results from a randomized clinical trial on the effect of positron emission tomography (PET) before liver resection on surgical management for colorectal adenocarcinoma metastases.
Jonas and coauthors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the benefits and harms of medications for adults with alcohol use disorders that included 122 randomized clinical trials and 1 cohort study (22 803 participants). In an Editorial, Bradley and Kivlahan discuss the importance of patient-centered care and shared decision making for patients with alcohol use disorders.
Singh and coauthors conducted a cross-sectional study among collegiate football players with and without history of concussion and healthy controls to assess the relationships of concussion history and years of football experience with hippocampal volume and cognitive performance in collegiate football athletes.
In a review of articles published between January 2000 and September 2013, Weinreb and coauthors describe the pathophysiology and glaucoma and recommend early referral of patients with a family history or suspicious optic nerve for ophthalmologic examination.