Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the August 27, 2014 issue
McManus and coauthors found that patients with hypertension at risk of cardiovascular disease who were randomly assigned to self-monitor their blood pressure and self-titrate their medication reduced their systolic blood pressure more than did patients who were randomized to the usual care cohort.
Richardson and coauthors conducted a randomized trial to determine whether a collaborative care intervention for adolescents with depression improved depressive outcomes compared with usual care. In an Editorial, Reeves and Riddle discuss the potential that pediatric primary care clinicians have to improve identification and treatment of adolescent depression.
Leuchter and coauthors conducted a randomized trial to determine if there is an association between early high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin treatment in preterm infants and biomarkers of encephalopathy of prematurity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term-equivalent age.