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May 13, 2013, Vol 173, No. 9, Pages 721-837

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):722-722. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.51
Viewpoint

Not Just WordsCaring for the Patient by Caring About Language

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):727-728. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.365
Perspectives

Womb to Grow

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):729-729. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.313

Demand of Words

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):730-731. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.333
Original Investigation

Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Fatalities in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):732-740. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1286

Fleegler and colleagues review the association of US firearm laws with number of firearm-related fatalities. In the Invited Commentary, Wintemute further discusses US firearm violence.

Use of Glucocorticoids and Risk of Venous ThromboembolismA Nationwide Population-Based Case-Control Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):743-752. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.122

In a population population-based case-control study using nationwide Danish databases, Johannesdottir et al evaluated 38 765 cases of venous thromboembolism to determine whether there is an association between this condition and use of glucocorticoids. Katz provides a comment.

Nonbenzodiazepine Sleep Medication Use and Hip Fractures in Nursing Home Residents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):754-761. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3795

Berry et al performed a case-crossover study to estimate the association between nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic drug use and the risk for hip fracture among a nationwide sample of 15 528 long-stay US nursing home residents 50 years or older as documented in Medicare claims between July 1, 2007, and December 31, 2008. See the invited commentary by Widera.

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Levels and Secondary Events in Outpatients With Coronary Heart Disease From the Heart and Soul Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):763-769. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.116

Beatty et al determine the association of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels with structural and functional measures of heart disease and secondary cardiovascular events. See editor’s note by O’Malley.

Risk of Topical Anesthetic–Induced MethemoglobinemiaA 10-Year Retrospective Case-Control Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):771-776. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.75

Chowdhary et al performed a retrospective study of medical records for all patients diagnosed as having methemoglobinemia during a 10-year period after the following procedures: esophagogastroduodenoscopy, transesophageal echocardiogram, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, bronchoscopy, and nasogastric tube placement. Each case was compared with matched inpatient and outpatient cases. See the editor’s note by Katz.

Failure to Engage Hospitalized Elderly Patients and Their Families in Advance Care Planning

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):778-787. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.180

Heyland et al inquired about patients’ advance care planning activities before hospitalization and preferences for care from the perspectives of patients and family members, measuring real-time concordance between expressed preferences for care and documentation of those preferences in the medical record.

Forced Smoking AbstinenceNot Enough for Smoking Cessation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):789-794. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.197

Clarke and colleagues report an intervention to enhance long-term smoking cessation after a period of forced smoking abstinence. In an Invited Commentary, Puisis discusses further.

The Mental Activity and eXercise (MAX) TrialA Randomized Controlled Trial to Enhance Cognitive Function in Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):797-804. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.189

Barnes et al performed a randomized controlled trial to examine the combined effects of physical plus mental activity on cognitive function in 126 communityresiding older adults with cognitive complaints. An invited commentary by Lautenschlager and Cox follows.

Outcomes of Screening Mammography by Frequency, Breast Density, and Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):807-816. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.307

Kerlikowske et al aim to extend the literature by reporting whether the benefits (detection of early-stage disease) and harms (false-positive mammography result or biopsy recommendation) differ among women undergoing screening mammography in community practice by screening frequency according to age, breast density, and postmenopausal hormone therapy use.

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Debunking Atypical Chest Pain in WomenComment on “Reconstructing Angina: Cardiac Symptoms Are the Same in Women and Men”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):752-752. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1187

Weighing Benefits and RisksComment on “Use of Glucocorticoids and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):752-752. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.133

Is There a Role for Further Risk Stratification of Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease?Comment on “High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Levels and Secondary Events in Outpatients With Coronary Heart Disease From the Heart and Soul Study”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):770-770. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.694

Serious Adverse Effects Can Occur With Minor ProceduresComment on “Risk of Topical Anesthetic–Induced Methemoglobinemia”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):776-776. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.93
Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Significance of First-Degree Atrioventricular Block in Acute Endocarditis—Quiz Case

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):724-725. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3334a

Significance of First-Degree Atrioventricular Block in Acute Endocarditis—Diagnosis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):726-726. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3334b
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Rapid Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Among Users of Smoking Cessation Drugs Within the US Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel Program

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):817-819. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3004

Effect of the ACGME 16-Hour Rule on Efficiency and Quality of Care: Duty Hours 2.0

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):819-821. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3014

Adult Mortality in a Randomized Trial of Mass Azithromycin for Trachoma

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):821-823. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3041

Overuse of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):823-825. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3804

Time to Publication Among Completed Clinical Trials

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):825-828. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.136

Availability of Potassium on the Nutrition Facts Panel of US Packaged Foods

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):828-829. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3807

Reconstructing Angina: Cardiac Symptoms Are the Same in Women and Men

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):829-833. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.229
Editor's Correspondence

Resumption of Warfarin Therapy After Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding: Benefit or Bias?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):833-834. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14

Resumption of Warfarin Therapy After Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding: Benefit or Bias?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):833-834. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3763

Routine Noninvasive Testing and Highly Sensitive Troponin Immunoassays

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):834-835. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3773

Routine Noninvasive Testing and Highly Sensitive Troponin Immunoassays—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):834-835. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.4089

New Oral Anticoagulants in Acute Coronary Syndromes: What Does a Meta-analysis Tell Us?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):835-836. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.424

New Oral Anticoagulants in Acute Coronary Syndromes: What Does a Meta-analysis Tell Us?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):835-836. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.78

Causal Effect of Public Space Smoking Bans?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):836-837. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.84

Smoking Bans Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):836-837. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.87

Smoking Bans Research—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(9):836-837. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.928
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