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November 12, 2012, Vol 172, No. 20, Pages 1532-1614

Editorial

Good Prediction Rules Are Hard to FindDid We Succeed?

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1536-1536. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.120
Original Investigation

The PLAN ScoreA Bedside Prediction Rule for Death and Severe Disability Following Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1548-1556. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.30
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O’Donnell et al developed a clinical prediction rule comprising preadmission comorbidities, level of consciousness, age, and neurologic deficit (PLAN) for death and severe disability after acute ischemic stroke. In an editorial, Katz rates the PLAN rule against a list of criteria for clinically useful prediction rules.

Zonisamide for Weight Reduction in Obese AdultsA 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1557-1564. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.99

Gadde and coauthors evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of zonisamide, an antiepileptic drug, for enhancing weight loss in obese patients receiving diet and lifestyle guidance.

Healthful Dietary Patterns and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1566-1572. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3747

Incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached global epidemic proportions. Tobias et al quantified adherence to healthy diet patterns among 4413 women at high risk for T2DM and report the results of a 16-year follow-up.

Use of the Medicare Posthospitalization Skilled Nursing Benefit in the Last 6 Months of Life

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1573-1579. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4451

To examine patterns of Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing facility use in the last 6 months of life, Aragon and colleagues evaluated data from the Health and Retirement Study. They also examined the relationship between place of death and hospice use for those residing in nursing homes and the community before the last 6 months of life. See invited commentary by Boling.

Comparative Risk for Angioedema Associated With the Use of Drugs That Target the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1582-1589. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.34

To assess the risk for angioedema, Toh et al conducted a retrospective study of adult patients from 17 health plans who had initiated the use of an ACEI, an ARB, aliskiren, or a ß-blocker between 2001 and 2010. The cumulative incidence and incidence rate of angioedema during a maximal 365-day follow-up period were calculated. See editor’s note by Katz.

The Influence of Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Educational Attainment on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Death Rates Among Adults, 1993-2007

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1591-1598. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4508

Simard and coworkers examined temporal trends in HIV mortality by sex, race/ethnicity, and individual level of education (as a proxy for socioeconomic status). See the invited commentary by Cunningham.

Invited Commentary

No Place for Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Current Treatment of Acute Coronary SyndromesComment on “Use of New-Generation Oral Anticoagulant Agents in Patients Receiving Antiplatelet Therapy After an Acute Coronary Syndrome”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1546-1547. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.293

Aligning Prognosis, Patient Goals, Policy, and Care Models for Palliative Care in Nursing HomesComment on “Use of the Medicare Posthospitalization Skilled Nursing Benefit in the Last 6 Months of Life”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1580-1581. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.592

HIV Racial DisparitiesComment on “The Influence of Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Educational Attainment on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Death Rates Among Adults, 1993-2007”

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1599-1600. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.613

Health Policy in Medical Education: What Young Physicians Know About the Affordable Care ActComment on "Medical Students and the Affordable Care Act: Uninformed and Undecided"

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1605-1606. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.403

Implementing High-Value, Cost-Conscious Diabetes Mellitus Care Through the Use of Low-Cost Medications and Less-Intensive Glycemic Control TargetComment on "Variation in Use of High-Cost Diabetes Mellitus Medications in the VA Healthcare System"

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1610-1611. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.203
Review Article

Use of New-Generation Oral Anticoagulant Agents in Patients Receiving Antiplatelet Therapy After an Acute Coronary SyndromeSystematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1537-1545. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4026

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of new-generation oral anticoagulant agents in patients receiving antiplatelet therapy after an acute coronary syndrome, Komócsi and colleagues searched electronic databases to identify prospective randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials that evaluated the effects of anti-Xa or direct thrombin inhibitors. See invited commentary by Hernandez.

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(20):1533-1533. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.997
Research Letters

Impact of the 2008 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation to Discontinue Prostate Cancer Screening Among Male Medicare Beneficiaries

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1601-1603. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3726

Medical Students and the Affordable Care Act: Uninformed and Undecided

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1603-1605. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3758

Reducing Radiology Use on an Inpatient Medical Service: Choosing Wisely

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1606-1608. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4293

Variation in Use of High-Cost Diabetes Mellitus Medications in the VA Healthcare System

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1608-1611. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4482
Editor's Correspondence

Telemonitoring in Older Adults: Does One Size Fit All?

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1611-1611. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4415

Increased Mortality Following Telemonitoring in Frail Elderly Patients: Look Before You Leap!

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1612-1612. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4421

Telehealth Monitoring With Nurse Clinician Oversight—Reply

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1612-1613. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.276

Telehealth Monitoring With Nurse Clinician Oversight

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1612-1613. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4433

Drug-Eluting Stents Should Not Be Used in ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction With Cardiogenic Shock

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Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1613-1614. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.4418
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