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October 15, 2014, Vol 312, No. 15, Pages 1489-1597

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1489-1491. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279781
Original Investigation

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Effect of High-Dose Vitamin D3 on Hospital Length of Stay in Critically Ill Patients With Vitamin D Deficiency: The VITdAL-ICU Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1520-1530. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13204

Amrein and coauthors investigate among 492 patients in Austria with vitamin D deficiency whether a vitamin D3 treatment regimen intended to quickly restore and maintain normal vitamin D status over 6 months is of health benefit for patients who are critically ill.

Association Between Hospital-Level Obstetric Quality Indicators and Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1531-1541. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13381

This population-based observational study reports that use of 2 Joint Commission obstetric quality indicators are not associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity.

Association Between Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Indicators and Hospital Readmissions

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1542-1551. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13513

This article reports that among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, rates of readmission or death were not different according to facility performance metrics.

Association Between Vancomycin Minimum Inhibitory Concentration and Mortality Among Patients With Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1552-1564. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6364

This systematic review and meta-analysis found no statistically significant differences in the risk of death when comparing patients with S aureus exhibiting high-vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) (≥1.5 mg/L) vs those with low-vancomycin MIC (<1.5 mg/L), although the findings cannot definitely exclude an increased mortality risk.

Research Letter

Emergency Department Visits by Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults in California by Insurance Status, 2005-2010

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1587-1588. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9905
Special Communication

Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1565-1580. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13186

After reviewing 20 years of evidence, this Special Communications reports that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes and concludes that health care professionals have an important role in communicating with patients and policy makers about the adverse effects associated with fossil fuel consumption.

Viewpoint

Relieving Pain in America: Insights From an Institute of Medicine Committee

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1507-1508. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12986

This Viewpoint discusses how the Institute of Medicine stands behind the estimate that 100 million Americans have chronic pain and the committee’s recommendation that better data are needed to create the cultural transformation required to reduce the effects of pain in America.

Use of Clinical Preventive Services in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1509-1510. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12890

This Viewpoint discusses clinical preventive services in children and adolescents and provides important insights into screening practices in the United States

The Historic Role of Boards of Health in Local Innovation: New York City’s Soda Portion Case

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1511-1512. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12498

This Viewpoint discusses the role that boards of health have had throughout history in relation to the soda portion rule in New York City.

The PCORI Perspective on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1513-1514. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11100

This Viewpoint discusses the meaning of patient-centeredness in research and reasons for conducting patient-centered outcomes research.

A Piece of My Mind

Ash Wednesday

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1515-1516. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9261
Editorial

What Makes a Good Quality Measure?

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1517-1518. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12819

Climate Change: A Continuing Threat to the Health of the World’s Population

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1519. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13094
JAMA Clinical Challenge

Facial Droop, Left-Sided Weakness, and Cystic Brain Lesions

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1581-1582. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5553
From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

Drugs for MRSA Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1583-1584. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13385
Editor's Note

Clarification of Inaccurate Statement

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13265
Medical News & Perspectives

Researchers Ponder Aspirin’s Potential in Preventing Cancer

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1501-1502. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12407
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transplant-Transmitted Encephalitis

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1504. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12455

Tweeting Food-Borne Illness

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1504. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12463
Global Health

International Standards for Newborn Size and Fetal Growth

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13252

Mortality Rates Decreasing for South Africans Taking ART

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13961

Report Focuses on Global Patterns of Violence Against Children

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13963

Potential Therapies and Vaccines to Combat Ebola

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13965
The Art of JAMA

Crimson Autumn: Ural Tansykbaev

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1496-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279783
Poetry and Medicine

A Pathologist Drives Home

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1595. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6608
JAMA Revisited

How the Opium Habit Is Acquired

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Comment & Response

Benefits and Risks Associated With Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1588-1589. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10780

Benefits and Risks Associated With Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1589. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10786

Benefits and Risks Associated With Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism—Reply

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1589-1590. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10789

Recurrence of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1590-1591. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10777

Commitment Devices to Improve Unhealthy Behaviors

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1591-1592. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10155

Recurrence of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis—Reply

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10783

Commitment Devices to Improve Unhealthy Behaviors—Reply

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1592-1593. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10173
Correction

Clarification

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13264

Errors in Clinical Crossroads

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13338
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2014;312(15):1493-1494. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279782
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