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July 9, 2012, Vol 172, No. 13, Pages 979-1046

Brief Report

Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department and Consistency With a National Quality MeasureQuantifying the Opportunity for Improvement

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1028-1032. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1804

To quantify the prevalence of avoidable imaging in emergency department (ED) patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), Venkatesh and coauthors performed an analysis of prospective, multicenter observational study of ED patients evaluated for PE between 2004 and 2007 at 11 US EDs.

Perspectives

Through a Glass, Darkly

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):985-986. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2765
Editorial

Evidence in Clinical Practice

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):982. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2634

Rate vs Rhythm Control in Atrial FibrillationCan Observational Data Trump Randomized Trial Results?

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):983-984. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2332
Original Investigation

Comparative Effectiveness of Rhythm Control vs Rate Control Drug Treatment Effect on Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):997-1004. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2266

Ionescu-Ittu and coauthors used population-based administrative databases to select patients 66 years or older hospitalized with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) who did not have AF-related drug prescriptions in the year before the admission but received a prescription within 7 days of discharge. Patients were followed until death or administrative censoring.

Association Between Thiazolidinedione Treatment and Risk of Macular Edema Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1005-1011. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1938

Idris and colleagues explore association between thiazolidinedione treatment and the risk of macular edema in patients with type 2 diabetes. In the subsequent invited commentary, Segal and Singh expand on these ideas.

Invited Commentary

Thiazolidinediones and Macular EdemaComment on “Association Between Thiazolidinedione Treatment and Risk of Macular Edema Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1011-1013. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2461

Are the Top 5 Recommendations Enough to Improve Clinical Practice?Comment on “Application of ‘Less Is More’ to Low Back Pain”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1020-1022. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1943
Review Article

Cranberry-Containing Products for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Susceptible PopulationsA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):988-996. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3004

Wang et al reevaluate cranberry-containing products for the prevention of urinary tract infection and examine the factors influencing their effectiveness.

Evidence to Practice

Comparative Effectiveness of Anti–Growth Factor Therapies for Diabetic Macular EdemaSummary of Primary Findings and Conclusions

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1014-1015. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2335
Images From Our Readers

The mischievous monkey in Uluwatu, Bali

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):986. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2746

Taj Mumbai: site of India's 9/11

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1022. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2742
In This Issue of Archives of Internal Medicine

In This Issue of Archives of Internal Medicine

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):980. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.962
Special Article

Less Is More

Application of “Less Is More” to Low Back Pain

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1016-1020. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1838

To present data supporting the recommendation that imaging for low back pain within the first 6 weeks should not be performed unless red flags are present, Srinivas and colleagues reviewed the recent literature on the benefits and risks of routine imaging in low back pain.

Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer and Radiation From Medical ImagingFindings From the Institute of Medicine Report

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1023-1027. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2329

Smith-Bindman summarizes the key findings of the Institute of Medicine’s report on breast cancer and the environment and discusses radiation exposure from medical imaging. In a related Editorial, Grady provides a commentary.

Commentary

A New Approach to Health Services Research

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1033-1034. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2004

The Consequences of Ineffective Regulation of Dietary Supplements

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1035-1036. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2687
Research Letters

Patient and Health Care Provider Discussions About the Risks of Medical Imaging: Not Ready for Prime Time

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1037-1038. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1791

DMAA as a Dietary Supplement Ingredient

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1677

Factors Associated With Serious Traffic Crashes: A Prospective Study in Southwest France

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1039-1041. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1695

Safety Against Cervical Precancer and Cancer Following Negative Human Papillomavirus and Papanicolaou Test Results in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Women

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1041-1043. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1744
Editor's Correspondence

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Coronary Artery Disease: The Debate Continues

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1043-1044. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1753

Stenting vs Medical Therapy for Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Minefield for Meta-analyses?

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1044-1045. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1874

Stenting vs Medical Therapy for Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Minefield for Meta-analyses?—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1044-1045. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2215

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Particulate Air Pollution, and Cognitive Decline

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1045-1046. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1698

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Particulate Air Pollution, and Cognitive Decline—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(13):1045-1046. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2159
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