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September 3, 2014, Vol 312, No. 9, Pages 865-974

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2014;312(9):865-867. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279697
Original Investigation

Use of and Mortality After Bilateral Mastectomy Compared With Other Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer in California, 1998-2011

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):902-914. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10707

Effect of Reversible Intermittent Intra-abdominal Vagal Nerve Blockade on Morbid Obesity: The ReCharge Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):915-922. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10540

Ikramuddin and coauthors found that the use of vagal verve block therapy to treat morbidly obese patients proved more effective than a sham device but did not reach statistical superiority and was associated with more adverse effects than the sham device.

Comparison of Weight Loss Among Named Diet Programs in Overweight and Obese Adults: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):923-933. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10397

Johnston and coauthors report the results of a meta-analysis comparison of weight loss among named diet programs in overweight and obese adults.

Research Letter

Changes in Bariatric Surgery Procedure Use in Michigan, 2006-2013

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):959-961. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7651

Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants

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The Real Cost of Food: Can Taxes and Subsidies Improve Public Health?

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Hospital Relationships With Direct-to-Consumer Screening Companies

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):891-892. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9500
A Piece of My Mind

One Stroke at a Time

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Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: Is It a Reasonable Option?

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):895-897. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11308

The Current State of the Evidence for Bariatric Surgery

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A Diet by Any Other Name Is Still About Energy

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Long-term Follow-up After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):934-942. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10706

Puzziferri and coauthors assessed the quality of evidence and treatment effectiveness after bariatric procedures for weight loss, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia in severely obese adults by reviewing clinical studies that had more than 2 years of outcome information and follow-up measures for at least 80% of the initial cohort.

Clinical Crossroads

Assessment and Lifestyle Management of Patients With Obesity: Clinical Recommendations From Systematic Reviews

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):943-952. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10432

Kushner and Ryan review current best practices for assessment and lifestyle management of obesity and describe how updated guidelines can be applied to individual patients.

From the JAMA Network

Rethinking Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):953-954. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.3836
From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

Two Drugs for Weight Loss

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Medical News & Perspectives

Patient Safety Still Lagging: Advocates Call for National Patient Safety Monitoring Board

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IOM Report Calls for Overhaul of Graduate Medical Education

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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Drowsy Driving Crashes

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Restaurant Customers Do Use Calorie Information on Menus

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Reemerging Leptospirosis May Be Underreported in the United States

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US Toll From Incontinence

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From JAMA’s Daily News Site

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Lab Reports

Targeting Malaria Parasites That Hide in Bone Marrow

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Growth Factor Injections Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Mice

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Circulating Tumor Cells May Reveal Changes in Cancer Drug Susceptibility

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Mechanism Behind Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Heart Benefits

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The Art of JAMA

Campfire in the Redwoods: Edwin Deakin

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JAMA. 2014;312(9):872-873. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279699
Poetry and Medicine

Worn Trails

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JAMA Revisited

Intestinal Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Long-Term Results

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JAMA Patient Page

Healthy Weight Loss

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Comment & Response

Ambulance-Based Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Ambulance-Based Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke—Reply

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Treatments for Pediatric Status Epilepticus

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Regulation and Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Treatments for Pediatric Status Epilepticus—Reply

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Regulation and Comparative Effectiveness Research—Reply

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Incorrect Author Affiliations, Figure Title, and Company Name

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