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September 2016, Vol 176, No. 9, Pages 1241-1412

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1241-1243. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4900
Viewpoint

Time to Eliminate the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination for US Medical Graduates

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1245-1246. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3753

This Invited Commentary examines arguments in favor of discontinuing the Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination.

Perspective

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Tithonus Syndrome

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1247. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3079

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A Grateful but Not Passive Patient

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1248-1249. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3569

Choosing Our Words Wisely

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3653
Editorial

The New Antibiotic Mantra—“Shorter Is Better”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1254-1255. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3646

Notice of Retraction: Sato Y, et al. The Prevention of Hip Fracture With Risedronate and Ergocalciferol Plus Calcium Supplementation in Elderly Women With Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(15):1737-1742.

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1256. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3177

An article by Sato et al has been retracted.

Notice of Retraction: Sato Y, et al. Risedronate Sodium Therapy for Prevention of Hip Fracture in Men 65 Years or Older After Stroke. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(15):1743-1748.

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1256. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3771

An article by Sato et al has been retracted.

Original Investigation

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Duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Community-Acquired PneumoniaA Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1257-1265. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3633

This noninferiority trial compares the effects of IDSA/ATS guideline–recommended vs conventional antibiotic treatment duration on symptom and clinical resolution in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Effect of Sodium Selenite Administration and Procalcitonin-Guided Therapy on Mortality in Patients With Severe Sepsis or Septic ShockA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1266-1276. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2514

This randomized clinical trial evaluates the use of high-dose sodium selenite, with or without use of a procalcitonin algorithm to guide therapy, and its association with mortality in patients with severe sepsis.

Associations Between Ventilator Bundle Components and Outcomes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1277-1283. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2427

This cohort study evaluates the associations between individual and collective ventilator bundle components and patient outcomes among consecutive patients undergoing mechanical evaluation.

Incidence of and Risk Factors for Chronic Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naive Patients in the Postoperative Period

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1286-1293. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3298

This analysis of administrative health claims of nearly 19 million privately insured patients evaluates the association between chronic opioid use and surgery.

Sex Differences in Physician Salary in US Public Medical Schools

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1294-1304. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3284

This study compares the salaries of male and female physicians in academic positions throughout the United States.

Association of Blood Donor Age and Sex With Recipient Survival After Red Blood Cell Transfusion

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1307-1314. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3324

This longitudinal cohort study analyzes the association of red blood cell donor age and sex with the survival of transfusion recipients.

Health Care Reform

Effect of Generic Competition on Atorvastatin Prescribing and Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Spending

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1317-1323. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3384

This population-based cohort study evaluates trends in the prescription and cost of generic atorvastatin among patients with commercial insurance coverage.

Out-of-Pocket Spending for Hospitalizations Among Nonelderly Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1325-1332. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3663

This study uses commercial health insurance claims data to examine changes in out-of-pocket spending for acute care hospitalization from 2000 to 2013 by patients with insurance coverage from various sources.

Association Between Unconventional Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale and Asthma Exacerbations

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1334-1343. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2436

This nested case-control study evaluates the association of unconventional natural gas development processes with asthma exacerbations.

Comparison of Health and Health Risk Factors Between Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults and Heterosexual Adults in the United StatesResults From the National Health Interview Survey

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1344-1351. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3432

This study uses National Health Interview Survey data to compare health and health risk factors between lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults and heterosexual adults in the United States.

Association of Reference Pricing for Diagnostic Laboratory Testing With Changes in Patient Choices, Prices, and Total Spending for Diagnostic Tests

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1353-1359. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2492

This study describes spending on diagnostic lab testing before and after implementation of reference pricing coverage of laboratory services by an employer health plan, and compares the findings with spending in a plan without reference pricing.

Primary Stroke Center Hospitalization for Elderly Patients With StrokeImplications for Case Fatality and Travel Times

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1361-1368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3919

This cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries with acute stroke examines associations between admission to a primary stroke centers and case fatality, and investigates whether prolonged travel time offsets the association.

Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults With Dementia in Fee-for-Service Medicare

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1371-1378. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3553

This cohort study examines associations between medical clinician continuity and health care testing, utilization, and spending of older adults with dementia..

Invited Commentary

Unpacking the Bundle to Lower Rates of Ventilation-Associated PneumoniaParts May Be Less Than the Sum

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1284-1285. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3523

It Is Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work for Physicians—Paging Dr Ledbetter

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1305-1306. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3289

Blood Donor Demographics and Transfusion Recipient Survival—No Country for Old Men?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1315-1316. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3355

Prescription of Brand-Name Medications When Generic Alternatives Are Available—Patently Unfair

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1323-1324. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3389

Consumer-Oriented Approaches to Cost Containment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1359-1360. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3875

Admitting the Patient With Acute Stroke to the Right House—Lessons From the Sorting Hat of Hogwarts

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1368-1370. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3930

Medical Care When Memory Fails

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1378-1379. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3566

The Search for Better Patient Handoff Tools

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4263
Editor's Note

Health Insurance for Emergency Hospitalization—Isn’t the Point to Pay the Bill?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1332-1333. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3672

Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People Comes Out of the Closet

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1352. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3828

Teaching Medical Students to Engage Meaningfully and Judiciously With Patient Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1397. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3886
Review

Improving Communication About Serious Illness in Primary CareA Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1380-1387. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3212

This review discusses the role of primary care clinicians in driving high-quality conversations about goals and priorities for patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.

Teachable Moment

Access to Prescription Opioids—Primum Non NocereA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1251-1252. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3926

This Teachable Moment discusses the how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for opioid prescribing can play a major role in limiting the impact of this epidemic.

Less Is More

Insomnia in the Hospital—Not Just a Bad Dream

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1253. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2233

This Teachable Moment discusses nonpharmacologic interventions prior to prescribing quetiapine, benzodiazepines, or sedative hypnotic drugs for the short-term treatment of insomnia in older adult patients.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Focal ST-Segment Elevation in a Young Man

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1388-1389. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3526
Research Letter

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Off-label Use of Quetiapine in Medical Inpatients and Postdischarge

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1390-1391. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3309

This study describes safety and efficacy in the use of quetiapine in a prospective cohort of inpatients and the proportion of in-hospital use that is perpetuated on discharge.

Generic Drug Approvals Since the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1391-1393. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3411

This study uses US Food and Drug Administration data to identify approved generic drugs manufactured between September 30, 1984, and January 11, 2016 and compares the effects of number of generic drugs associated with brand-name drugs.

Race and Poverty Status as a Risk for Overall Mortality in Community-Dwelling Middle-Aged Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1394-1395. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3649

This study uses data from the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study to examine the contributions of sex, race, and socioeconomic differences to overall mortality in middle-aged adults.

Medical Student Use of Electronic Health Records to Track Former Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1395-1397. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3878

This survey study describes how and why medical students use the electronic health record to follow patients they are no longer caring for.

Less Is More

Use of Antibiotics Among Patients Hospitalized for Exacerbations of Asthma

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1397-1400. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4050

This study uses medical record data from Premier Alliance to describe the receipt, type, and timing of antibiotic therapy in patients with asthma in 2013 and 2014.

Association of a Web-Based Handoff Tool With Rates of Medical Errors

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1400-1402. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4258

This cohort study evaluates the effect of a web-based handoff tool on rates of medical errors in adult medical and surgical patients.

Comment & Response

Appropriate Perspective and Context for Newly Approved Medications, Including Flibanserin

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3883

Appropriate Perspective and Context for Newly Approved Medications, Including Flibanserin—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1404-1405. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3895

Appropriate Perspective and Context for Newly Approved Medications, Including Flibanserin—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1405. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3898

Fish Oils and Bleeding—Where Is the Evidence?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3968

Fish Oils and Bleeding—Where Is the Evidence?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1406-1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3971

Not All High-Dose Opioid Users Are Addicts

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4118

Not All High-Dose Opioid Users are Addicts—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4121

Further Misanalysis of Urinalysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4503

Further Misanalysis of Urinalysis—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1408. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4510

Remaining Questions Concerning Wearable Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1408. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4750

Remaining Questions Concerning Wearable Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1408-1409. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4756

Remaining Questions Concerning Wearable Devices—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1409-1410. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4762

Critical Flaws in the Validation of the Instant Blood Pressure Smartphone App—A Letter From the App Developers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1410. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4753

Critical Flaws in the Validation of the Instant Blood Pressure Smartphone App—A Letter from the App Developers—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1410-1411. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4765

Guideline Update for Article on Pharmaceutical Industry–Sponsored Meals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1411. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5054
Correction

Reference to Out-of-Date Guideline

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1411-1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5172

Text Missing From the Discussion Section

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4937

Middle Initial Omitted From Author Name

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5221

Incorrect Affiliations for Author

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5228
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