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April 1, 2014, Vol 174, No. 4, Pages 489-650

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):489-491. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10645
Viewpoint

23andMe, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Future of Genetic Testing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):493-494. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14706
Editorial

How Should Top-Five Lists Be Developed?What Is the Next Step?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):498-499. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8272
Original Investigation

National Hospice Survey ResultsFor-Profit Status, Community Engagement, and Service

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):500-506. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3

Aldridge et al examined the association between hospice ownership and (1) the provision of community benefits, (2) the setting and timing of the hospice population served, and (3) community outreach, using data from the National Hospice Survey, which is a survey of a random sample of hospices across the country.

A Top-Five List for Emergency MedicineA Pilot Project to Improve the Value of Emergency Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):509-515. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12688

Schuur et al create a top-five list of tests, treatments, and disposition decisions that are of little value, are amenable to standardization, and are actionable by emergency medicine clinicians.

Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):516-524. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13563

Yang et al examine time trends of added sugar consumption as percentage of daily calories in the United States and investigate the association of this consumption with cardiovascular disease mortality. See the Invited Commentary by [IIC130095].

Intervention to Promote Physician Well-being, Job Satisfaction, and ProfessionalismA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):527-533. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14387

West et al test the hypothesis that an intervention involving a facilitated physician small-group curriculum would result in improvement in well-being. See also the invited commentary by Goitein.

Patient-Centered Community Health Worker Intervention to Improve Posthospital OutcomesA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):535-543. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14327

Kangovi et al evaluate whether a trained community health worker intervention would improve posthospital outcomes among patients of low socioeconomic status. See the Invited Commentary by Alter.

Hospital Variation in the Use of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging and Its Association With Downstream Testing, Interventions, and Outcomes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):546-553. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14407

Safavi et al characterize hospital variation in use of noninvasive cardiac imaging and the association of imaging use with downstream testing, interventions, and outcomes. Amsterdam and Aman provide an Invited Commentary, and Redberg provides an Editor’s Note.

Effect of Health Insurance and Facility Quality Improvement on Blood Pressure in Adults With Hypertension in NigeriaA Population-Based Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):555-563. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14458

Hendriks et al report the effect of a community-based health insurance program on blood pressure in adults with hypertension in rural Nigeria.

Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists vs Proton Pump Inhibitors on Gastrointestinal Tract Hemorrhage and Infectious Complications in the Intensive Care Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):564-574. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14673

MacLaren et al evaluate the occurrence and risk factors for gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pneumonia, and CDI in critically ill patients. Gross provides an Invited Commentary.

Vegetarian Diets and Blood PressureA Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):577-587. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14547

Yokoyama et al conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials and observational studies that have examined the association between vegetarian diets and blood pressure.

Antihypertensive Medications and Serious Fall Injuries in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):588-595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14764

Tinetti et al determine whether antihypertensive medication use was associated with experiencing a serious fall injury in a nationally representative sample of older adults. See also the invited commentary by Berry and Kiel.

Increased Risk of Acute Cardiovascular Events After Partner BereavementA Matched Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):598-605. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14558

Carey et al compare the rate of cardiovascular events between older individuals whose partner dies with those of a matched control group of individuals whose partner was still alive on the same day.

Outbreak of Bacteremia Due to Burkholderia contaminans Linked to Intravenous Fentanyl From an Institutional Compounding Pharmacy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):606-612. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13768

Moehring and authors investigate an outbreak related to contamination of compounded sterile preparations and determine processes to prevent future outbreaks.

Invited Commentary

A Consumer’s Pursuit of Health Care OutcomesDaunting Even With a Guardian Angel!

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):496-497. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12810

The Changing Face of the Hospice IndustryWhat Really Matters?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):507-508. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13304

New Unsweetened Truths About Sugar

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):525-526. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12991

Physician Well-beingAddressing Downstream Effects, but Looking Upstream

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):533-534. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13253

Social Determinants of HealthFrom Bench to Bedside

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):543-545. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13302

The Patient With Chest PainLow Risk, High Stakes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):553-554. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13415

Unintended Consequences of Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):574-576. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13509

Treating Hypertension in the ElderlyShould the Risk of Falls Be Part of the Equation?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):596-597. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13746

Risks of Compounded Drugs

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):613-614. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12812

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):635-636. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13918
Editor's Note

Priorities in the Evaluation of Patients With Chest Pain

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):554. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14381
Special Communication

The New Weight-Loss Drugs, Lorcaserin and Phentermine-TopiramateSlim Pickings?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):615-619. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14629

Woloshin and Schwartz highlight the possible adverse effects of lorcaserin and phentermine-topiramate.

Strategic Targeting of Advance Care Planning InterventionsThe Goldilocks Phenomenon

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):620-624. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14384

Billings and Bernacki highlight prognostication tools and studies that may point us toward high-value advance directive interventions.

Dronedarone for Atrial FibrillationThe Limited Reliability of Clinical Practice Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):625-629. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14485
Research Letter

Response to Mold Contamination of Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate Produced by a Compounding Pharmacy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):630-631. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13772

Sexual Activity in Midlife WomenImportance of Sex Matters

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):631-633. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14402

Representation of Women as Authors, Reviewers, Editors in Chief, and Editorial Board Members at 6 General Medical Journals in 2010 and 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):633-635. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14760
Comment & Response

Optimizing the Impact of Drugs on Symptom Burden in Older People With Multimorbidity at the End of Life

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):636-637. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12875

What Constitutes an Adequate Evaluation of Device-Guided Breathing?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):637. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13791

What Constitutes an Adequate Evaluation of Device-Guided Breathing?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):638. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13790

“Expert Opinion” Software for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):638-639. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13794

“Expert Opinion” Software for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):639. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13788

“Expert Opinion” Software for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):639-640. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13789

Antihypertensive Medications and Breast Cancer Risk

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Antihypertensive Medications and Breast Cancer Risk

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):640-641. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13752

Antihypertensive Medications and Breast Cancer Risk—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):641. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13740

Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):641-642. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13482

Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):642. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13490

Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):642-643. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13481

Actual Involvement vs Preference for Involvement as an Indicator of Shared Decision Making

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):643-644. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12866

Actual Involvement vs Preference for Involvement as an Indicator of Shared Decision Making—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):644. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12840

The Importance of Influenza Vaccination

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):644-645. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11174

The Importance of Influenza Vaccination—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):645-646. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11170

Red Meat and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):646. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12869

Red Meat and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):646-647. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12839

Bronchodilator Safety in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseTime to Focus?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):647. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12708

Bronchodilator Safety in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):648. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12684

Role of Nicotinic Acid in Atherosclerosis Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):648-649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12651

Role of Nicotinic Acid in Atherosclerosis Prevention—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12811
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Errors in Tables

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