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February 2017 - July 1883




April 26, 2016, Vol 315, No. 16, Pages 1679-1804

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1679-1681. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14227

Digital Health and Patient Safety

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1697-1698. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2402

This Viewpoint discusses the increasing adoption of digital health technology and how it may be helpful for policy makers, health care administrators, and clinical leaders.

Trustees of Nonprofit Health Care OrganizationsWhom Do They Serve?

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1778

This Viewpoint discusses the challenges board of trustee members face regarding the societal benefits and potential financial ramifications of moving from fee-for-service reimbursement to population health management in the United States.

A Piece of My Mind

The Patient You Least Want to See

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1701-1702. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0221

On Death and MoneyHistory, Facts, and Explanations

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1703-1705. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4072

The Good LifeWorking Together to Promote Opportunity and Improve Population Health and Well-being

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1706-1708. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4263

Income, Life Expectancy, and Community HealthUnderscoring the Opportunity

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1709-1710. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4729

New Horizons in Allergen Immunotherapy

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1711-1712. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4078

Moving From Clinical Trials to Precision MedicineThe Role for Predictive Modeling

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1713-1714. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4839
Original Investigation

Efficacy of a House Dust Mite Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy Tablet in Adults With Allergic AsthmaA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1715-1725. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3964

This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy and adverse events of house dust mite sublingual allergen immunotherapy vs placebo for asthma exacerbations in adults with allergic asthma during an inhaled corticosteroid reduction period.

Association Between Rotating Night Shift Work and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1726-1734. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4454

This cohort study assesses whether rotating night shift work is associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) over 24 years of follow-up among women in the Nurses’ Health Studies.

Development and Validation of a Prediction Rule for Benefit and Harm of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Beyond 1 Year After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1735-1749. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3775

This secondary analysis of data from the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) trial describes development of a risk prediction tool to identify benefits and harms of continuing thienopyridine therapy after an initial year of treatment following percutaneous coronary intervention.

Special Communication

The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1750-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4226

This study uses deidentified US tax records to estimate race- and ethnicity-adjusted life expectancy at 40 years of age by household income percentile, sex, and geographic area, and to evaluate factors associated with differences in life expectancy.


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and BabesiosisA Review

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1767-1777. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2884

This narrative review summarizes published evidence about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis.

From the JAMA Network

Body Fat Distribution and Diabetic Retinopathy in People With Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1778-1779. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3849

This commentary discusses a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Ophthalmology that investigated association of body fat distribution with diabetic retinopathy in an Asian population with type 2 diabetes.

JAMA Diagnostic Test Interpretation

Lyme Disease Serology

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1780-1781. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4882

A 10-year-old girl’s 2.0-cm annular lesion on the neck persists following 10 days of antifungal therapy, and she undergoes serologic testing for Lyme disease, which shows equivocal enzyme immunoassay results and negative immunoblots. How do you interpret results?

Research Letter

Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1784-1786. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1708

This study compares cancer detection and recall rates with digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis vs digital mammography alone in women with dense breasts.

Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1786-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1712

This study characterizes the content and reading level of text in state-mandated dense breast notifications sent to women in the United States.

Comment & Response

TP53 Gene and Cancer Resistance in Elephants

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1788-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0440

TP53 Gene and Cancer Resistance in Elephants

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0449

TP53 Gene and Cancer Resistance in Elephants

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1789-1790. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0446

TP53 Gene and Cancer Resistance in Elephants—Reply

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1790-1791. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0457

Mechanical Thrombectomy and Functional Outcomes After Stroke

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1791. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0380

Mechanical Thrombectomy and Functional Outcomes After Stroke

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1791-1792. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0383

Mechanical Thrombectomy and Functional Outcomes After Stroke—Reply

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1792-1793. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0389

Conflict or Confluence of Interest?

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1793. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0324

Conflict or Confluence of Interest?—Reply

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1793-1794. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0327

Incorrect Compound

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1794. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4343
Medical News & Perspectives

Tale of 2 Agencies: CDC Avoids Gun Violence Research But NIH Funds It

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1689-1692. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1707

This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses why the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not funded research on gun violence prevention for 2 decades, in contrast to other federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.

Clinical Trials Update

Mind-Body Program Helps Back Pain but Not Function

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3743

Allergenic Diet in Early Infancy May Not Prevent Food Allergies

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4588

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4590
Health Agencies Update

Liver Cancer Death Rate Increases as Overall Cancer Deaths Decline

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1692. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.3599

HHS Awards $94 Million to Treat Opioid Use Disorders

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1692. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4572

Vendors and Stakeholders Commit to Improving Health Information Flow

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1692. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4574
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing Kids’ Mental and Developmental Problems

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1694. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4002

Mixed News on Hospital Infections

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1694. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4276
The Art of JAMA

Truncated View of the Broekzijder Mill on the Gein, Wings Facing WestPiet Mondrian

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14229
Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1795. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.19232
JAMA Revisited

Public Health Laboratories

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1796. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17083
JAMA Patient Page

The US Preventive Services Task Force

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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1804. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2663
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2016;315(16):1683-1684. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14228