Kovesdy et al compare the outcomes associated with a treated systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg vs those associated with the currently recommended systolic blood pressure of less than 140 mm Hg in a national chronic kidney disease database of US veterans.
Hoffman et al determine the impact of physicians on the management of low-risk prostate cancer with up-front treatment vs observation.
Lu-Yao and coauthors determined the long-term survival impact of primary androgen-deprivation therapy in older men with localized (T1/T2) prostate cancer.
Chen and colleagues describe the use of medical consultations for hospitalized surgical patients, factors associated with use, and practice variation across hospitals. Sharma provides an Invited Commentary.
Devlin et al evaluate morning handover practices of overnight trainees by assessing the frequency of omissions of clinically important issues during morning handover and identifying factors that influence such omissions. See the Editor’s Note by Katz.
Ross et al examine the association of the announcement of the results of the ENHANCE trial with national patterns of ezetimibe prescribing, including medication initiation and discontinuation, as well as predictors of use.
Bashir and colleagues compare in-hospital outcomes in the treatment of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis using anticoagulation plus catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) vs anticoagulation alone. They also evaluate the temporal trends in CDT utilization and outcomes in proximal DVT treatment.
Kernan and colleagues warn of the dangers in legal discovery of data from randomized and blinded trials prior to completion of the trial. Mello and Cohen expand on the topic in their Article .