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October 9, 2013, Vol 310, No. 14, Pages 1423-1518

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1423-1425. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5351
Original Investigation

Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer: The ACOSOG Z1071 (Alliance) Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1455-1461. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278932

Boughey and coauthors determine the false-negative rate for sentinel lymph node (SLN) surgery following chemotherapy in 663 women initially presenting with biopsy-proven node-positive breast cancer. In an Editorial, Morrow and Dang discuss false-negative rates and their role in determining whether to use more aggressive therapies.

Risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events Following Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With Coronary Stents

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1462-1472. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278787

To determine risk factors for adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery after coronary stent implantation, Hawn and coauthors conducted a national, retrospective cohort study of 41 989 operations occurring within 2 years of stent placement. In an Editorial, Brilakis and Banerjee discuss the approach clinicians can take with patients who need surgery after receiving stents.

Adjuvant Chemotherapy With Gemcitabine and Long-term Outcomes Among Patients With Resected Pancreatic Cancer: The CONKO-001 Randomized Trial

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1473-1481. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279201

To analyze whether previously reported improvement in disease-free survival with adjuvant gemcitabine therapy translates into improved overall survival, Oettle and coauthors conducted a multicenter, open-label, phase 3 randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of gemcitabine in patients with pancreatic cancer after complete tumor resection.

Evaluation of Surveillance Bias and the Validity of the Venous Thromboembolism Quality Measure

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1482-1489. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280048

To examine whether hospital surveillance bias influences the validity of reported venous thromboembolism (VTE) rates, Bilimoria and coauthors examined Medicare data for beneficiaries undergoing select major operations. Livingston comments in a related Editorial.

Research Letter

Single- vs Multiple-Fraction Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases From Prostate Cancer

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1501-1502. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277081
Viewpoint

The 3-Night Hospital Stay and Medicare Coverage for Skilled Nursing Care

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1441-1442. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.254845

The Future of the Medicare Home Health Program

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1443-1444. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278062

Empowering Patients Who Have Specific Learning Disabilities

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1445-1446. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278068
A Piece of My Mind

As If He Were Family

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1447-1448. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277277
Editorial

Sentinel Node Biopsy After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A New Standard for Patients With Axillary Metastases?

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1449-1450. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7844

Patient With Coronary Stents Needs Surgery: What to Do?

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1451-1452. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279123

Postoperative Venous Thromboembolic Disease: Prevention, Public Reporting, and Patient Protection

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1453-1454. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280049
Clinical Crossroads

Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly: A Clinical Review

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1490-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279194

Manning reviews the current the development, progression, and assessment of aortic stenosis, discusses the appropriate monitoring intervals for transthoracic echocardiography, and outlines the indications for valve procedures.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Abnormal Gallbladder Finding in a Septic Patient With Blood Loss

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1498-1499. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278877
Medical News & Perspectives

SAMHSA: Pain Medication Abuse a Common Path to Heroin: Experts Say This Pattern Likely Driving Heroin Resurgence

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1433-1434. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278861

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of Drug for Preoperative Treatment of Breast Cancer

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1434. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280272

New Drugs Improve Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes, But Improving Heart Health Remains Elusive

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1435-1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279038

AHA: Severe Obesity in US Youth Is Increasing and Difficult to Treat

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280169
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Repeat Syphilis Cases Point to Need for Comprehensive Prevention

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1438. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278208

Nodding Syndrome Still Mystifies

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1438. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278211

Hundreds of Eye Infections Linked With Ophthalmology Clinics

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278202

US Infertility Rate Drops, But Problems Getting Pregnant Persist

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278205
From JAMA's Daily News Site

From JAMA’s Daily News Site

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Capitol Health Call

GAO Questions Changes to USDA Poultry and Hog Inspection

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VA Performance Pay and Award Systems Need Better Oversight

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Proposed Rule Aims to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica

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Some House Republicans Open Discussion on Modernizing Medicare

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1437. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280188
The Art of JAMA

Study, North Conway, New Hampshire: David Johnson

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Poetry and Medicine

Practice

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1508. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7181
JAMA 100 Years Ago

The Senses of Taste and Smell

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1509. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5354
JAMA Patient Page

Breast Cancer and Axillary Lymph Nodes

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1518. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280313
Comment & Response

Assays for Cardiac Troponins

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1502-1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276764

Assays for Cardiac Troponins—Reply

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1503-1504. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276782

Nonadherence to Medications

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Nonadherence to Medications

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Nonadherence to Medications

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Nonadherence to Medications

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Nonadherence to Medications—Reply

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1506-1507. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277311
Correction

Omissions and Errors in Group List

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JAMA. 2013;310(14):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279933
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