Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the June 25, 2014 issue
Friedewald and coauthors conducted a retrospective analysis of screening performance metrics to determine if addition of tomosynthesis to digital mammography improved performance of US breast screening programs. Pisano and Yaffe comment in an Editorial.
In a matched retrospective trial involving older patients with a hip fracture, Neuman and coauthors found that regional anesthesia compared with general anesthesia was not associated with a lower 30-day mortality rate.
Coresh and coauthors report the results from a meta-analysis on the decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate and subsequent risk of end-stage renal disease and mortality.