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July 23, 2012, Vol 172, No. 14, Pages 1051-1114

Editorial

Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With Coronary Artery Stents

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1054-1055. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3025

The JAMA Network JournalsNew Names for the Archives Journals

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1056-1056. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3069
Original Investigation

Frailty, Dialysis Initiation, and Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1071-1077. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3020

Bao and coauthors examined frailty among participants of the Comprehensive Dialysis Study, a special study of the US Renal Data System. They assessed the outcomes of death or hospitalization.

Loneliness in Older PersonsA Predictor of Functional Decline and Death

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1078-1084. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1993

Perissinotto et al examine the relationship between loneliness, functional decline, and death in adults older than 60 years in the United States. In an Invited Commentary, Bucholz and Krumholz discuss the meaning of social support and its impact on health outcomes.

Living Alone and Cardiovascular Risk in Outpatients at Risk of or With Atherothrombosis

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1086-1095. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2782

Udell and coauthors investigated whether living alone was associated with increased mortality and cardiovascular risk in the global REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry.

Six-Minute Walk Test as a Prognostic Tool in Stable Coronary Heart DiseaseData From the Heart and Soul Study

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1096-1102. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2198

To determine whether the 6-minute walk test predicted cardiovascular events in ambulatory patients with coronary heart disease, Beatty and coworkers measured distance and treadmill exercise capacity in 556 outpatients. Participants were followed up for a median of 8.0 years for cardiovascular events. See commentary by Nash.

Invited Commentary

Medication ReconciliationComment on “Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation Practices”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1069-1070. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2667

Loneliness and Living AloneComment on “Loneliness in Older Persons” and “Living Alone and Cardiovascular Risk in Outpatients at Risk of or With Atherothrombosis”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1084-1085. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2649

Time for a 6-Minute Walk?Comment on “Six-Minute Walk Test as a Prognostic Tool in Stable Coronary Heart Disease”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1102-1103. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2530

ICDs—Increasingly Complex DecisionsComment on “Patient Preference in the Decision to Place Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1106-1107. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2660
Editor's Note

I Just Feel TerribleComment on “Why Physicians Work When Sick"

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1108-1109. doi:10.1001/archinte.172.14.1108
Review Article

Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation PracticesA Systematic Review

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1057-1069. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2246

A MEDLINE search was performed by Mueller et al to summarize available evidence on various medication reconciliation interventions (pharmacist related, information technology, and others) in the hospital setting and to identify the most effective practices, using quality-rated US Preventive Services Task Force criteria. Kaboli and Fernandes comment on medication reconciliation.

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Sunrise over the Persian Gulf

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1103-1103. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2758
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(14):1052-1052. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.967
Research Letters

Patient Preference in the Decision to Place Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1104-1107. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2177

Why Physicians Work When Sick

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1107-1108. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1998

The Epidemiology of Drug Recalls in the United States

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1111. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2013
Editor's Correspondence

A Different Perspective Regarding Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2038

Of Sommeliers and Wine Drinkers

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2057

Satisfied to Death: A Spurious Result?

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2060

Clinician Identification of Appropriate Long-term Opioid Therapy Candidacy

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2082

Satisfied to Death: A Spurious Result?—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2562

Clinician Identification of Appropriate Long-term Opioid Therapy Candidacy—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2565

A Different Perspective Regarding Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2637
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