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January 1, 2017, Vol 177, No. 1, Pages 1-144

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):1-3. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6124
Viewpoint

Gun Violence and Firearm Safety in Medical School CurriculaMissed Opportunities to Improve Patient Health

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):11-12. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6734

This Viewpoint argues that physicians and medical students should be trained to communicate the risks of firearms to their patients.

Reducing Suicides Through Partnerships Between Health Professionals and Gun Owner Groups—Beyond Docs vs Glocks

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6712

This Viewpoint discusses how gun owner groups, gun owners and their families, and clinicians can help prevent firearm suicides.

The Role of Physicians in Preventing Firearm Suicides

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6715

This Viewpoint discusses physicians’ role in the prevention of firearm suicides through patient education and the necessity of treating firearm suicide as a unique issue.

The Road Ahead for Personalized Firearms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):9-10. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6718

This Viewpoint discusses the remaining obstacles to widespread adoption of personalized firearm technology and how to address them.

Editorial

Firearm ViolenceA JAMA Internal Medicine Series

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):19-20. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7180

Statins for Primary PreventionThe Debate Is Intense, but the Data Are Weak

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):21-23. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7585
Original Investigation

Effect of the Goals of Care Intervention for Advanced DementiaA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):24-31. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7031

This randomized trial examines the effect of a decision aid intervention about goals of care vs usual care on improved communication, decision-making, and palliative care for patients with advanced dementia.

Efficacy of Oral Risperidone, Haloperidol, or Placebo for Symptoms of Delirium Among Patients in Palliative CareA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):34-42. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7491

This randomized clinical trial examines the efficacy of risperidone or haloperidol relative to placebo in relieving target symptoms of delirium associated with distress among patients receiving palliative care.

Evaluating the Impact of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Law on Homicide and Suicide by FirearmAn Interrupted Time Series Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):44-50. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6811

This study analyzes whether the onset of the “stand your ground” self-defense law enacted in Florida was associated with changes in the underlying trends for homicide and suicide and homicide and suicide by firearm.

A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):51-58. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6807

This population-based study uses data from the Health and Retirement Study to compare the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012.

Association of a Blood Glucose Test Strip Quantity-Limit Policy With Patient OutcomesA Population-Based Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):61-66. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6851

This cross-sectional study examines whether a quantity-limit policy for blood glucose test strips introduced in Canada was associated with changes in clinical outcomes.

Association of 3 Different Antihypertensive Medications With Hip and Pelvic Fracture Risk in Older AdultsSecondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):67-76. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6821

This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial examines whether thiazide diuretics for hypertension are associated with reduced fracture risk in older adults.

National Registry Data and Record Linkage to Inform Postmarket Surveillance of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Models Over 15 Years

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):79-86. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6936

This study attempts to identify prosthetic aortic valve models that display unexpected patterns of mortality or reintervention using national registry data and record linkage from UK National Health Service and private hospitals that submit data to the registry.

Association of Long-term, Low-Intensity Smoking With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):87-95. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7511

This cohort study evaluates association of low-intensity smoking with a lifetime risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in individuals in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study.

Invited Commentary

Supporting Family Decision Makers for Nursing Home ResidentsA Promising Approach

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):32-33. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7065

Medicating Distress

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):42-43. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7528

Dementia Trends in the United StatesRead Up and Weigh In

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):58-60. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7073

Cardiovascular Medications and FracturesDodging Complexity

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):77-78. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7040
Editor's Note

Let’s Get Another Tube—Just in Case

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):130. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7300
Special Communication

Testing the Immunity of the Firearm Industry to Tort Litigation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):102-105. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7043

This Special Communication reviews the history of tort litigation against the firearms industry and discusses Soto et al v Bushmaster Firearms International.

Temporary Transfer of Firearms From the Home to Prevent SuicideLegal Obstacles and Recommendations

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):96-101. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5704

This Special Communication summarizes the laws of all US states as they affect the transfer of firearms from the home and identifies aspects that affect the prevention of suicide by firearm.

Review

Firearm Laws and Firearm HomicidesA Systematic Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):106-119. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7051

This systematic review updates previous US firearm legislation, focusing on the effect of firearm laws on a single outcome, firearm homicides.

Teachable Moment

Thinking Beyond the OstomyA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6868

This Teachable Moment describes a case of a man readmitted to the hospital for complications with his ileostomy bag; after magnetic resonance imaging of his brain and appropriate testing, he was diagnosed with Huntington disease.

Hemochromatosis? When Bloodletting Is Not the CureA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):15-16. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5872

This case of an asymptomatic woman in her 30s who presented for a baseline physical examination and was given nonrecomended liver function screening and phlebotomy following misdiagnosis highlights the importance of emphasizing clinical judgment in ordering and assesing test results.

Ultra–High-Dose Opioids With Low Efficacy and Significant Harm—Time to Make a ChangeA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7344

This Teachable Moment describes a patient undergoing medically managed withdrawal from ultra–high-dose opioid therapy for chronic back pain.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Alternating QRS Complex Morphologic Characteristics in a Man Presenting With Scrotal Edema

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):120-122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7231
Research Letter

Trends in Research Publications About Gun Violence in the United States, 1960 to 2014

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):124-126. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7076

This study assesses trends in scientific research on the association between guns, crimes, and violence and examines changes in the number of articles and the number of researchers writing them.

Variability in Retail Pricing of Generic Drugs for Heart Failure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):126-128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6955

This study examines the variability in retail pricing of generic drugs for heart failure.

The “Rainbow” of Extra Blood Tubes—Useful or Wasteful Practice?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):128-129. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6834

This study analyzes extra blood tube usage over 6 years at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to examine how often extra tubes were used for add-on orders.

Glycemic Control and Functional Decline in Nursing Home Residents With Diabetes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):130-132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6949

This study examines the association between hemoglobin A1c levels, persistent functional decline, and death in a national sample of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

Association of a Dedicated Post–Hospital Discharge Follow-up Visit and 30-Day Readmission Risk in a Medicare Advantage Population

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):132-135. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7061

This analysis of electronic health records and claims examines whether a post–hospital discharge follow-up visit is associated with reduced 30-day readmissions in a Medicare Advantage population.

Relationship Between Stress Rankings and the Overall Hospital Star RatingsAn Analysis of 150 Cities in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):136-137. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7068

This study reports the relationship between Medicare Star Ratings for hospitals and the “stress” ranking of 150 US cities.

Avoiding Hospitalizations From Nursing Homes for Potentially Burdensome CareResults of a Qualitative Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):137-139. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7128

This qualitative study explores the causes of transfers from nursing homes to hospitals and identifies practices that help facilities avoid them.

Comment & Response

Sex Bias—Beyond Pay Inequity

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):139. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7459

A Perspective on Out-of-Pocket Spending

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7685

A Perspective on Out-of-Pocket Spending—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):140. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7717

Prioritization of Generic Drug Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):140-141. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7811

Prioritization of Generic Drug Review—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):141-142. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7817

Procalcitonin-Guided Antimicrobial Therapy—All About the Algorithm

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):142. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7814

Procalcitonin-Guided Antimicrobial Therapy—All About the Algorithm—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):142-143. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7820

Colorectal Cancer Screening Comparative Effectiveness—Clinical Trials Are Not Always the Answer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):143-144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7831

Colorectal Cancer Screening Comparative Effectiveness—Clinical Trials Are Not Always The Answer—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7834
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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(1):144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8312

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