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June 24, 2013, Vol 173, No. 12, Pages 1044-1158

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1045-1045. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.69
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Nullius In VerbaDon't Take Anyone's Word for It

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.823

Improving Health With Partnerships Between Academia and Industry

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1051-1052. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.826

Assessing Research Results in the Medical LiteratureTrust but Verify

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1053-1055. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.829

Defensive Medicine—Legally Necessary but Ethically Wrong?Inpatient Stress Testing for Chest Pain in Low-Risk Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1056-1057. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7293
Editorial

Trust in the Medical Literature—and Viewpoints in JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6281
Original Investigation

Aggressive Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Acute Decompensated Heart FailureA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1058-1064. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.552

Aliti et al compared the effects of a fluid- and sodium-restricted diet with the effects of no such restrictions on weight loss and clinical stability in 75 patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. Cheitlin provides an invited commentary.

Estimating Quality of Life in Acute Venous Thrombosis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1067-1072. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.563

Hogg and coauthors measure the quality of life in the health states relating to thromboembolism cost-utility analyses. Also see the Invited Commentary by Owens and Shekelle.

Perioperative Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risks for Adverse Outcomes of Surgery

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1075-1081. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.714

Auerbach et al examined the relationship between perioperative administration of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and adverse outcomes of surgery (mortality, bleeding, length of stay, readmission, and ventricular arrhythmia). An invited commentary by Mrkobrada and Hackam follows.

Attending Rounds in the Current EraWhat Is and Is Not Happening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1084-1089. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6041

To detail the activities performed during internal medicine rounds, Stickrath et al observed attending rounds of inpatients. An invited commentary by Amoss follows.

Cost Consideration in the Clinical Guidance Documents of Physician Specialty Societies in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1091-1097. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.817

Schwartz and Pearson analyzed publicly available clinical guidance documents and methodological statements produced between 2008 and 2012 by the 30 largest US physician specialty societies. See the invited commentary by Drozda.

Cognition and Take-up of Subsidized Drug Benefits by Medicare Beneficiaries

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1100-1107. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.845

Kuye and coauthors examine why take-up of the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy by eligible beneficiaries is low despite the attractive drug coverage it offers at no cost to beneficiaries and outreach efforts by the Social Security Administration. Also see the Invited Commentary by Margolis.

Provision of Spiritual Support to Patients With Advanced Cancer by Religious Communities and Associations With Medical Care at the End of Life

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1109-1117. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.903

Balboni et al examine how provision of spiritual care by religious communities influences patient quality of life and medical care at the end of life, particularly among high religious coping and racial/ethnic minority patients. Ellison and Benjamins provide an Invited Commentary.

Point-of-Care Prognosis for Common Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1119-1125. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.962

Mallen and coauthors investigate whether a brief set of generic prognostic indicators can predict the outcome of musculoskeletal pain in older primary care patients. See also the Invited Commentary by Von Korff.

Yield of Routine Provocative Cardiac Testing Among Patients in an Emergency Department–Based Chest Pain Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1128-1133. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.850

To assess the yield of routine provocative testing in an ED–based chest pain unit, Hermann et al examined a prospectively collected database of patients tested for possible acute coronary syndrome between 2004 and 2010. All patients were evaluated by exercise stress testing or myocardial perfusion imaging. See the Invited Commentary by Goldman.

Comparative Effectiveness of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and Conventional Conformal Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer After Radical Prostatectomy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1136-1143. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1020

Goldin et al examine the patterns of use, as well as disease control and morbidity outcomes, of intensity-modulated radiotherapy compared with conformal radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer who had undergone prostatectomy. See the invited commentary by Cooperberg.

Invited Commentary

Counterintuitive Evidence Concerning Salt and Water Restriction in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure PatientsComment on “Aggressive Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1064-1066. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.789

Quality of Life, Utilities, Quality-Adjusted Life-years, and Health Care Decision MakingComment on “Estimating Quality of Life in Acute Venous Thrombosis”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7396

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Surgery: To Hold or Not to Hold, That Is the QuestionComment on “Perioperative Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risks for Adverse Outcomes of Surgery”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1082-1083. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.718

Attending Rounds: Where Do We Go From Here?Comment on “Attending Rounds in the Current Era”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6063

Physician Specialty Society Clinical Guidelines and Bending the Cost Curve
Comment on “Cost Consideration in the Clinical Guidance Documents of Physician Specialty Societies in the United States”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1097-1099. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.820

Supporting High-Value Part D Medicare Choices for Low-Income BeneficiariesComment on “Cognition and Take-up of Subsidized Drug Benefits by Medicare Beneficiaries”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1107-1108. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6809

Advancing Research on Spiritual Influences at the End of Life
Comment on “Provision of Spiritual Support to Patients With Advanced Cancer by Religious Communities and Associations With Medical Care at the End of Life”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1117-1118. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.922

Tailoring Chronic Pain Care by Brief Assessment of Impact and Prognosis
Comment on “Point-of-Care Prognosis for Common Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1126-1127. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6486

How Provocative Is Provocative Testing?Comment on “Yield of Routine Provocative Cardiac Testing Among Patients in an Emergency Department–Based Chest Pain Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1134-1135. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6812

Expanding Utilization of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Soaring Costs, Dubious BenefitsComment on “Comparative Effectiveness of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and Conventional Conformal Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer After Radical Prostatectomy”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6755
Editor's Note

Snack (Healthily) Before ShoppingComment on “Fattening Fasting”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1148-1148. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.749
Research Letters

No Increase in Risk of Microscopic Hematuria With Aspirin Use by Asymptomatic Healthy People

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1145-1146. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.567

Fattening Fasting: Hungry Grocery Shoppers Buy More Calories, Not More Food

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1146-1148. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.650

Time Trends of Mortality From Colorectal Cancer in the United States: A Birth-Cohort Analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1148-1150. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.656

Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use, Depression, and Long-Term Outcomes After an Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Prospective Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1150-1151. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.910

Dialysis Facility Profit Status and Compliance With a Black Box Warning

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1152-1153. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.979
Editor's Correspondence

Time to Redefine the Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment in Male Patients With Urinary Infections—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1153-1154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6251

Time to Redefine the Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment in Male Patients With Urinary Infections

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1153-1154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.973

The Demise of the “Evil Specialists”: Class Warfare of Specialists vs Primary Care Physicians Fostered by Elimination of the Consultation Code

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1155-1155. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.984

Physicians' Health Practices Are Better Than Patients’

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1155-1156. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6512

Physicians' Health Practices Are Better Than Patients’—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1155-1156. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7405

Transfusion in Myocardial Infarction: Bloodcurdling?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1156-1157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6515

Patient-Level vs Group-Level Data to Adjust Meta-analysis on Transfusion and Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6518

Patient-Level vs Group-Level Data to Adjust Meta-analysis on Transfusion and Mortality—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6852
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