Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the July 16, 2014 issue
This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine for primary Sjögren syndrome symptoms, including dryness, pain, and fatigue.
Koton and colleagues study trends in stroke incidence and subsequent mortality among black and white adults in a prospective cohort study of 14 357 participants free of stroke at baseline, in 4 communities 1987-2011.
Jørgensen and coauthors conducted a nationwide cohort study in Denmark among patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgeries to assess the safety and importance of time elapsed between stroke and surgery in the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events and mortality. Sacco and Dong comment in an editorial.
Wood and colleagues assessed the accuracy of symptoms and signs of early HIV infection in an analysis of data from 16 studies (24 745 adult patients). They found that genital ulcers, weight loss, vomiting, and swollen lymph nodes were associated with early HIV infection; however, these findings had limited utility to detect or rule out HIV infection.