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October 17, 2017, Vol 318, No. 15, Pages 1409-1514

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1409-1411. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13355
Viewpoint

The Pathway to Patient Data Ownership and Better Health

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1433-1434. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12145

This Viewpoint discusses how complete, accurate, and timely health data in digital health records can benefit patients and clinicians.

The Misuse of Meta-analysis in Nutrition Research

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1435-1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12083

In this Viewpoint, Walter Willett and colleagues discuss the methodological challenges of conducting meta-analyses of observational nutrition studies and propose a set of standards to reduce confusion about conflicting recommendations from nutrition reviews that come to different conclusions.

Mitigating the Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1437-1438. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14618

This Viewpoint discusses the immediate and long-term consequences of Hurricane Harvey including impact on mental and physical health of the affected population.

Taking the “Public” Out of Public Reporting of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1439-1440. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12087

This Viewpoint urges public reporting of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes to clinicians and health care institutions or publicly report disease states, so physicians would not avoid treating the most seriously ill patients.

A Piece of My Mind

Better

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1441-1442. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13537
Editorial

Admitting Elderly Patients to the Intensive Care Unit—Is it the Right Decision?

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1443-1444. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14535

Blood Transfusions From Previously Pregnant Women and MortalityInterpreting the Evidence

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1445-1447. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15095

End-of-Life Care Among ImmigrantsDisparities or Differences in Preferences?

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1448-1449. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13698
Original Investigation

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Effect of Systematic Intensive Care Unit Triage on Long-term Mortality Among Critically Ill Elderly Patients in FranceA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1450-1459. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13889

This randomized trial compares the effect of a program to promote systematic intensive care unit (ICU) admission vs standard practice on 6-month mortality in critically ill elderly patients.

Effect of Oral Semaglutide Compared With Placebo and Subcutaneous Semaglutide on Glycemic Control in Patients With Type 2 DiabetesA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1460-1470. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14752

This phase 2 randomized trial compared the effects on hemoglobin A1c levels of varying doses of oral once-daily semaglutide vs placebo vs subcutaneous semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Association of Blood Transfusion From Female Donors With and Without a History of Pregnancy With Mortality Among Male and Female Transfusion Recipients

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1471-1478. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14825

This cohort study uses data from first-time transfusion recipients to assess the association between red blood cell transfusion from female donors with and without a history of pregnancy and mortality among red blood cell recipients.

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Association Between Immigrant Status and End-of-Life Care in Ontario, Canada

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1479-1488. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14418

This population-based cohort study characterizes the intensity of care and locations of death of immigrants in the last 6 months of their life in Ontario, Canada.

JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Oral Hypoglycemic Agents Added to Insulin Monotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1489-1490. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13463

This Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review on the effects of adding oral hypoglycemic agents to insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have not achieved optimal glycemic control with insulin alone.

JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis

Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1491-1492. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13540

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Multiple Hyperpigmented Macules in a Child

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1493-1494. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13861

A healthy 7-month-old female infant had 2 months of sharply marginated, polymorphic, nonscaly hyperpigmented macules on the back and thighs, without erythema, trauma, or abnormal laboratory test results. What would you do next?

Research Letter

Acute Zika Virus Infection as a Risk Factor for Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Puerto Rico

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1498-1500. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11483

This case-control study conducted during the Zika virus epidemic in Puerto Rico estimates the association between preceding Zika virus infection and subsequent Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Comment & Response

Acupuncture for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1500. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13424

Acupuncture for Stress Urinary Incontinence—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1500. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13428

Acupuncture for Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1501. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13382

Acupuncture for Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1501-1502. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13386

Acupuncture and Sham Acupuncture for Pain Relief

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1502-1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13390

Acupuncture for Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1502. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13394

Acupuncture and Sham Acupuncture for Pain Relief—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13398
Medical News & Perspectives

Study Questions Use of Acid Suppressors to Curb Mild Infant Reflux

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1427-1428. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12160

This Medical News article examines the use of stomach acid suppressors to treat mild gastric reflux in infants.

The JAMA Forum

Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons, Hospitals, or Both?

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1429-1430. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13815
Global Health

Adverse Outcomes of Reducing Foreign Aid for HIV Programs

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1431. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14590

Mental Health Burden Increasing in Eastern Mediterranean Region

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1431. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15458

Corruption Poses Critical Challenge to Global Health Efforts

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1431. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15460
News From the Food and Drug Administration

Leukemia Drug Makes a Comeback

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1432. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14917

Remote Control Mammography

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1432. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15053

Antibacterial Inhibits Resistance

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1432. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15282
Poetry and Medicine

Red Is the Color of Time

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1505. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.5048
JAMA Revisited

Cursus Honorum, Or How to Get Ahead in the Medical World

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1506. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10491
JAMA Patient Page

Risks of Codeine and Tramadol in Children

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1514. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13534
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2017;318(15):1413-1414. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13356
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