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September 1, 2014, Vol 174, No. 9, Pages 1425-1523

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1425-1427. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10670
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The Potential Risks of Expedited Approval of Drugs for Acute Bacterial Infections

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1436-1437. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3055

Controlling Costs by Expanding the Medicare Acute Care Episode Demonstration

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1438-1439. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2981

Resuscitating Inpatient Clinical ClerkshipsA Medical Student Perspective

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1440-1441. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3233
Perspective

Dual Therapy Difficulties in Angiotensin Blockade for ProteinuriaA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1429-1430. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3460

The Many Stories of My Mother’s Death

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1430-1431. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12205

Next Time I’ll Ask

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1431-1432. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3049

Rescuing My Grandmothers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1432-1433. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2702

How I Was Prescribed an Unnecessary Antibiotic While Traveling to a Conference on Antibiotic Resistance

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1433-1434. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3412

Mourning the Need for So Many Handovers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1434-1435. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3019
Original Investigation

Observational Modeling of Strict vs Conventional Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1442-1449. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3279

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.

Physician Variation in Management of Low-Risk Prostate CancerA Population-Based Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1450-1459. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3021

Hoffman et al determine the impact of physicians on the management of low-risk prostate cancer with up-front treatment vs observation.

Fifteen-Year Survival Outcomes Following Primary Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1460-1467. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3028

Lu-Yao and coauthors determined the long-term survival impact of primary androgen-deprivation therapy in older men with localized (T1/T2) prostate cancer.

Use of Medical Consultants for Hospitalized Surgical PatientsAn Observational Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1470-1477. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3376

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.

Morning Handover of On-Call IssuesOpportunities for Improvement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1479-1485. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3033

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.

Trends in Use of Ezetimibe After the ENHANCE Trial, 2007 Through 2010

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1486-1493. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3404

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.

Comparative Outcomes of Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis Plus Anticoagulation vs Anticoagulation Alone to Treat Lower-Extremity Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1494-1501. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3415

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.

Invited Commentary

Measuring the Effectiveness of Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer in the Medicare PopulationAdequate Data Are Neither the Same as Nor the Enemy of Perfect Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1468-1469. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1107

Medical Consultation for Surgical Cases in the Era of Value-Based Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1477-1478. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1499

Clinical Trials and the Right to Remain Silent

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1505-1506. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2341
Special Communication

Litigation Seeking Access to Data From Ongoing Clinical TrialsA Threat to Clinical Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1502-1504. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3248

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 .

Research Letter

Validated Questionnaire vs Physicians’ Judgment to Estimate Preoperative Exercise Capacity

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1507-1508. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2914

Decision Making at the Time of ICD Generator ChangePatients' Perspectives

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1508-1511. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3435

The Challenge of Drug-Induced Aseptic Meningitis Revisited

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2918

Women’s Clinical Preventive Services in the United StatesWho Is Doing What?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1512-1514. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3003

Use of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1514-1516. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3450

Advance Directives of Patients With High-Risk or Inoperable Aortic Stenosis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1516-1518. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3453

Publication of Pivotal Efficacy Trials for Novel Therapeutic Agents Approved Between 2005 and 2011A Cross-sectional Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1518-1520. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3438

Burden of Ambulatory Visits and Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns for Adults With Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the United States, 1998 Through 2009

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1520-1522. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3456
Comment & Response

Progression to Hepatitis and Fibrosis Secondary to Lomitapide UseSelecting the Next Course of Action

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1522. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1538

Progression to Hepatitis and Fibrosis Secondary to Lomitapide Use—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1522-1523. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1528
Correction

Error in Funding/Support

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1523. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4607
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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(9):1428. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10671
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