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July 22, 2013, Vol 173, No. 14, Pages 1273-1384

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1273-1275. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6303
Viewpoint

Overuse of Health Care ServicesWhen Less Is More … More or Less

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1277-1278. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6181

Evaluating Health System Processes With Randomized Controlled Trials

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1279-1280. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1044

Coverage With Evidence Development for Medicare BeneficiariesChallenges and Next Steps

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1281-1282. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6793
Editorial

Eating Out Without Overeating

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1283-1284. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6169
Original Investigation

Changes in Sodium Levels in Processed and Restaurant Foods, 2005 to 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1285-1291. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6154

Excess sodium consumption is an important cause of hypertension. Center for Science in the Public Interest staff have monitored sodium levels in selected processed foods and fast-food restaurant foods for many years. Jacobson et al compare the levels of sodium for identical products ascertained in 2005, 2008, and 2011. See the Article by Katz.

The Energy Content of Restaurant Foods Without Stated Calorie Information

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1292-1299. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6163

Urban et al analyze the energy content of foods from independent and small-chain restaurants that do not provide stated information on energy content. See also the editorial comment by Katz.

Association Between Hypoglycemia and Dementia in a Biracial Cohort of Older Adults With Diabetes Mellitus

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1300-1306. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6176

To evaluate the association between hypoglycemia and dementia, Yaffe et al studied 783 older adults with diabetes mellitus who were participating in the prospective population-based Health ABC Study beginning in 1997. Dementia diagnosis and hypoglycemic events were determined during the follow-up period. See the Invited Commentary by Lipska and Montori.

Statins and Musculoskeletal Conditions, Arthropathies, and Injuries

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1318-1326. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6184

Mansi et al evaluate the association of statin use with musculoskeletal conditions in 46 249 beneficiaries of a military health care system.

Fat Intake After Diagnosis and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer and All-Cause Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1318-1326. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6536

Richman et al examined postdiagnostic fat intake in relation to lethal prostate cancer and all-cause mortality. See also the Article by Freedland.

Changes in Red Meat Consumption and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes MellitusThree Cohorts of US Men and Women

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1328-1335. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6633

Pan et al evaluated the association between changes in red meat consumption during a 4-year period and subsequent 4-year risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in US adults. See the invited commentary by Evans.

Differences in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care and Treatment Among Subpopulations in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1337-1344. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6841

Hall et al examine disparities in treatment between groups of persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and transmission category at essential steps in the continuum of care. See also the invited commentary by Christopoulos and Havlir.

Device-Guided Breathing as Treatment for Hypertension in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusA Randomized, Double-blind, Sham-Controlled Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1346-1350. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6883

Landman et al evaluate the effect of biofeedback with device-guided lowering of breathing frequency on blood pressure in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus, using a double-blind, sham-controlled design.

Mortality for Publicly Reported Conditions and Overall Hospital Mortality Rates

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1351-1357. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7049

McCrum et al determine whether mortality rates for publicly reported medical conditions are correlated with hospitals’ overall performance on mortality. See the Article by Smith and Shannon.

Epidemiology of Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection, 2009 Through 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1359-1367. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7056

To determine epidemiological and clinical characteristics of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and to explore potential sources of C difficile acquisition in the community, Chitnis et al performed an active population-based and laboratory-based CDI surveillance in 8 US states. See the Invited Commentary by Sepkowitz.

Invited Commentary

Glucose Control in Older Adults With Diabetes Mellitus—More Harm Than Good?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1306-1307. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6189

Dietary Fat and Reduced Prostate Cancer MortalityDoes the Type of Fat Matter?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1326-1327. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7744

Oxygen-Carrying Proteins in Meat and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1335-1336. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7399

Overcoming the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Obstacle Course

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7943

To Bring Consumers to the Table, Simplify the Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1358-1358. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7946

Clostridium difficile Leaves the Hospital—What’s Next?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1367-1368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7940
Editor's Note

Patient EducationOne Size Does Not Fit All

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1376-1376. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7402

Why Physicians Order Tests

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1383-1383. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.959
Special Communication

“Less Is More” in Critically Ill PatientsNot Too Intensive

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1369-1372. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6702

Using data from large clinical trials of previous years, Kox and Pickkers exemplify that less intensive treatment is associated with a better outcome in intensive care patients and suggest that we should reappraise both patient management as well as trial design in intensive care medicine while bearing in mind the “less is more” paradigm.

Research Letter

Restaurant Meals: Almost a Full Day’s Worth of Calories, Fats, and Sodium

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1373-1374. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6159

Failure of an Internet-Based Health Care Intervention for Colonoscopy Preparation: A Caveat for Investigators

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1374-1376. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6477

Management of Antimicrobial Allergies by Infectious Diseases Physicians

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1376-1378. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6480

Sources of Discomfort in Persons With Dementia

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1378-1379. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6483

Use of Niacin in the United States and Canada

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1379-1381. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6489

Appropriate Use of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in a Veteran PopulationProfit Motives and Professional Liability Concerns

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1381-1383. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.953
Comment and Response

Ascorbic Acid Supplements and Kidney Stone Risk

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1384-1384. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7731

Ascorbic Acid Supplements and Kidney Stone Risk—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1384a-1384. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7699
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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(14):1276-1276. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6301
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