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April 8, 2013, Vol 173, No. 7, Pages 485-599

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):486-486. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.39
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The Inferior Vena Cava FilterHow Could a Medical Device Be So Well Accepted Without Any Evidence of Efficacy?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):493-495. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2725
Editorial

Firearm Injuries as a Public Health Issue

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):488-489. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.22
Original Investigation

High Variation Between Hospitals in Vena Cava Filter Use for Venous Thromboembolism

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):506-512. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2352

White et al compared the frequency of vena cava filter (VCF) use for venous thromboembolism (VTE) among California hospitals in a 5-year retrospective observational study. A Viewpoint by Prasad et al follows.

Indications, Complications, and Management of Inferior Vena Cava FiltersThe Experience in 952 Patients at an Academic Hospital With a Level I Trauma Center

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):513-517. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.343

Sarosiek et al reviewed the medical records of patients with inferior vena cava filters at Boston Medical Center to determine patient demographics and the date of and indication for filter placement, as well as complications, follow-up data, date of filter retrieval, and use of anticoagulant therapy. See Original Investigation by White et al and Viewpoint by Prasad et al.

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of 1-Year Mortality and Rehospitalization in Older Patients Discharged From Acute Care Hospitals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):518-523. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2851

Maggio et al investigated the relationship between use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of death or rehospitalization in older patients discharged from acute care hospitals. See also the invited commentary by Linsky.

Older Adults and Forgoing Cancer Screening“I Think It Would Be Strange”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):526-531. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2903

Torke et al conducted semistructured interviews of older adults to clarify their perspectives on screening cessation and their experiences communicating with physicians about this topic. See the invited commentary by Schonberg and Walter.

Glucagonlike Peptide 1–Based Therapies and Risk of Hospitalization for Acute Pancreatitis in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusA Population-Based Matched Case-Control Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):534-539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2720

Singh et al tested whether glucagonlike peptide 1 (GLP-1)–based therapies such as exenatide and sitagliptin phosphate are associated with an increased risk of acute pancreatitis in a large administrative database of hospitalized patients.

Potentially Inappropriate Screening Colonoscopy in Medicare PatientsVariation by Physician and Geographic Region

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):542-550. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2912

Sheffield and colleagues determined the frequency of potentially inappropriate colonoscopy in Medicare beneficiaries in Texas and examined variation among providers and across geographic regions.

Complications Following Colonoscopy With Anesthesia AssistanceA Population-Based Analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):551-556. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2908

Cooper et al studied a large population-based sample of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing outpatient colonoscopy to ascertain whether the potential risk of sedation-associated adverse events would be higher with the use of deep sedation. See also the invited commentary by Wernli and Inadomi.

Deviations From Guideline-Based Therapy for Febrile Neutropenia in Cancer Patients and Their Effect on Outcomes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):559-568. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2921

To examine compliance with guideline-based recommendations for febrile neutropenia treatment, explore the factors that influence adherence to consensus guidelines, and analyze how the use of guideline-based care effects the outcome Wright and colleagues reviewed the Perspective database entries of 25 231 cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. See invited commentary by Chen.

Patient Perceptions, Physician Communication, and the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):571-577. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3171

To examine patient-physician communication at the time the decision is made to implant an ICD, Hauptman et al conducted 8 focus groups in 3 metropolitan areas among 41 patients with ICDs. Separately, 11 cardiologists each performed 2 standardized patient interviews, and the data were analyzed. See also IIC120123 by Lin and Matlock.

Invited Commentary

Reversing Gears: Discontinuing Medication Therapy to Prevent Adverse EventsComment on “Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of 1-Year Mortality and Rehospitalization in Older Patients Discharged From Acute Care Hospitals”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):524-525. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.4068

Talking About Stopping Cancer Screening—Not So Easy
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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):532-533. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3233

Glucagonlike Peptide 1–Based Drugs and Pancreatitis: Clarity at Last, but What About Pancreatic Cancer?Comment on “Glucagonlike Peptide 1–Based Therapies and Risk of Hospitalization for Acute Pancreatitis in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):539-541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3374

Anesthesia for Colonoscopy: Too Much of a Good Thing?Comment on “Complications Following Colonoscopy With Anesthesia Assistance”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):556-558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.4071

Guideline-Adherent Care vs Quality Care in Cancer Patients: Twins or Distant Cousins?Comment on “Deviations From Guideline-Based Therapy for Febrile Neutropenia in Cancer Patients and Their Effect on Outcomes”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):569-570. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.209

Less Patient-Centered Care: An Unintended Consequence of Guidelines? Comment on “Patient Perceptions, Physician Communication, and the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):578-579. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.4187

Left BehindEnsuring Clarity and Completeness of Our Educational Materials and Messages

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):583-584. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3779
Editor's Note
Review Article

Pharmacologic Therapy for Primary Restless Legs SyndromeA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):496-505. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3733

Wilt et al conduct a systematic review to evaluate efficacy, safety, and comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for primary restless legs syndrome.

Evidence to Practice

Industry Sponsorship and Research OutcomeA Cochrane Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):580-581. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.4190
Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

ST-Segment Elevation Followed by Progressive Widening of the QRS Complex

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):490-490. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2959a

ST-Segment Elevation Followed by Progressive Widening of the QRS Complex—Discussion

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):491-492. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2959b
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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):558-558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3176
Research Letters

Patient Information About Warfarin: An Assessment of Accuracy and Readability

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):582-583. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2781

Over-the-Counter and Compounded Vitamin D: Is Potency What We Expect?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):585-586. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3812

A National Survey of the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia in Primary Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):586-588. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2797

Weighing the Potential Harms of Computed Tomography: Patient Survey

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):588-590. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2918

Benefits of Participation in Diabetes Group Visits After Trial Completion

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):590-592. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2803

Caffeine Content of Dietary Supplements Consumed on Military Bases

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):592-594. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3254
Editor's Correspondence

DMAA as a Dietary Ingredient

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):594-595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2533

DMAA as a Dietary Ingredient—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):594-595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3776

Dependence Is Not Addiction and “Tolerance” Declares Addiction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):595-596. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3045

Dependence Is Not Addiction and “Tolerance” Declares Addiction—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):595-596. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3207

Drugs May Exacerbate Cognitive Decline After Delirium in People With Dementia

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):596-597. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3280

Delirium Admissions in Dementia

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):597-597. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3303

The Meaning of Delirium

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):597-599. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3293

The Meaning of Delirium—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(7):597-599. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3788
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