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May 27, 2013, Vol 173, No. 10, Pages 844-937

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):845-845. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.57
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Keeping the “Home” in Nursing HomeImplications for Infection Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):853-854. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.330

No Papanicolaou Tests in Women Younger Than 21 Years or After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):855-856. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.316
Editorial

Can We Stop Ordering Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening Tests?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):847-848. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1164
Original Investigation

Five-Year Downstream Outcomes Following Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Men

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):866-873. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.323

To quantify 5-year downstream outcomes following a PSA screening level exceeding 4.0 ng/mL in older men, Walter et al studied 295 645 men 65 years or older who underwent PSA screening in the Veterans Affairs health care system in 2003 and were followed up for 5 years using national Veterans Affairs and Medicare data. See the editorial by Katz.

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in the United StatesA National Comparative Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):874-879. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.101

A comparison of Michigan and non-Michigan hospitals was conducted by Saint et al to identify practices currently used to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection and to compare the use of standardized infection ratios for a national sample of US hospitals. See the Invited Commentary by Pottinger and the Original Investigation by

Barriers to Reducing Urinary Catheter UseA Qualitative Assessment of a Statewide Initiative

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):881-886. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.105

Krein et al examine the experiences of hospitals participating in a Michigan program to reduce unnecessary use of urinary catheters (Bladder Bundle) and identify ways to enhance efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection. An invited commentary by Pottinger follows.

Referral of Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnoses to Tertiary Pulmonary Hypertension CentersThe Multicenter RePHerral Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):887-893. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.319

Deaño et al determine the accuracy of pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnoses in patients referred to PH centers and the frequency of pulmonary arterial hypertension–specific medication use despite an uncertain or incorrect diagnosis. Redberg provides an Editor’s Note.

Effects of the Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial (FINALEX)A Randomized Controlled Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):894-901. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.359

Pitkälä et al performed a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of exercise in 210 home-dwelling patients with Alzheimer disease, including effects on both physical functioning and the use and costs of health and social services for patients and spousal caregivers. See the invited commentary by Clarfield and Dwolatzky.

Impact of Providing Fee Data on Laboratory Test OrderingA Controlled Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):903-908. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.232

Feldman et al determined whether they could decrease the number of laboratory tests ordered in a tertiary care hospital by presenting providers with test fees at the time of order entry. See the invited commentary by Tierney.

Elder Abuse as a Risk Factor for Hospitalization in Older Persons

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):911-917. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.238

Dong and Simon examine the relationship between overall elder abuse and specific subtypes of elder abuse and rate of hospitalization in a communitydwelling population of older adults. Monod provides an Invited Commentary, and Covinsky, an Editor’s Note.

Invited Commentary

Swimming Upstream: Doing Less in Health Care Is HardComment on “No Papanicolaou Tests in Women Younger Than 21 Years or After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease” and “Cervical Cancer Screening Intervals, 2006 to 2009”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):856-858. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.535

Our Lights Are on for SafetyComment on “Preventing Catheter-Associated Uniary Tract Infection in the United States”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):879-880. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.274

Exercise in Alzheimer Disease Comment on “Effects of the Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial (FINALEX): A Randomized Controlled Trial”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):901-902. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1215

Controlling Costs With Computer-Based Decision Support: An Ax, a Scalpel, or an Illusion?Comment on “Impact of Providing Fee Data on Laboratory Test Ordering: A Controlled Clinical Trial”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):909-910. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.245

Promoting Good Clinical Care to Prevent Elder Abuse Comment on “Elder Abuse as a Risk Factor for Hospitalization in Older Persons”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):917-918. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.289

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Rituximab

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):920-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.743
Review Article

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator ShocksEpidemiology, Outcomes, and Therapeutic Approaches

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):859-865. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.428

Borne and coauthors review implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies, their effects on health outcomes, and current methods to reduce these therapies.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Finding Needles in a Haystack—Quiz Case

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):849-849. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.128a

Finding Needles in a Haystack—Diagnosis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):850-851. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.128b
Research Letters

Ghostwriting Policies in High-Impact Biomedical Journals: A Cross-Sectional Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):920-921. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.339

Cervical Cancer Screening Intervals, 2006 to 2009: Moving Beyond Annual Testing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):922-924. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.368

Cerebral Toxoplasmosis After Rituximab Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):924-926. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.374

The Frequency and Characteristics of Dietary Supplement Recalls in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):929-930. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.379

Weight Reduction and Increased Physical Activity to Prevent the Progression of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A 4-Year Observational Postintervention Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):930-932. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.389

Investigation Momentum: The Relentless Pursuit to Resolve Uncertainty

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):932-933. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.401
Editor's Correspondence

Internists: Who Are We—And Where Are We Going?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):933-934. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.767

Acute Sinusitis in Adults—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):934-934. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.571

Acute Sinusitis in Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):934-934. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.81

Risk of Hip Fracture and Antihypertensive Drugs in Older People

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):934-935. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.386

Improved Calf Stretch for Nocturnal Cramp Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):935-935. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.96

Repeated Testing and Appropriate Use of Echocardiography

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):935-936. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.395

Nonfasting Lipids: There Is the Population and Then There Is the Patient

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.383

Is It Time to Eliminate the Need for Overnight Fasting for Lipid Tests in Patients With Diabetes?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.398

Is It Time to Eliminate the Need for Overnight Fasting for Lipid Tests in Patients With Diabetes?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(10):936-937. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.663
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