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August 2019 - July 1883

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May 19, 2015, Vol 313, No. 19, Pages 1883-1988

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1883-1885. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11749
Original Investigation

Oral Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy Due to a Herniated Lumbar Disk: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1915-1923. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4468

This randomized trial reports that among patients with acute sciatica due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids resulted in modestly improved function and no improvement in pain compared with placebo.

Prevalence of Cerebral Amyloid Pathology in Persons Without Dementia: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1924-1938. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4668

This meta-analysis explores the association of amyloid pathology with age, APOE genotype, sex, education, and presence of cognitive impairment among persons without dementia.

Prevalence of Amyloid PET Positivity in Dementia Syndromes: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1939-1950. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4669

This participant-level meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of PET scan–measured amyloid in Alzheimer disease participants and its associations with age, sex, education, cognitive function, and APOE genotype.

Research Letter

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the United States, 2003-2012

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1973-1974. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4260

This population epidemiology study uses NHANES data to report trends in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in US adults between 2003 and 2012.

Viewpoint

Measuring Vital Signs: An IOM Report on Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1901-1902. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4862

This Viewpoint discusses an Institute of Medicine report that identifies 15 measures as core metrics for better health at lower cost.

Hospital Quality Reporting by US News & World Report: Why, How, and What's Ahead

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1903-1904. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4566

This Viewpoint discusses why US News & World Report reports on hospital quality, how performance is evaluated, and what evolution in data sources and methods may be anticipated.

What Is the Right Number of Clinic Appointments?Visit Frequency and the Accountable Care Organization

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1905-1906. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3356

This Viewpoint discusses how physicians and health care organizations could work together to achieve the optimal number of patient office visits.

Including Physicians in Bundled Hospital Care Payments: Time to Revisit an Old Idea?

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1907-1908. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3359

This Viewpoint discusses benefits of and barriers to including physicians in Medicare’s bundled hospital care payment system.

A Piece of My Mind

A Silent Curriculum

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1909-1910. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1676
Review

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1950-1962. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4369

This narrative review summarizes stroke risk prediction tools and strategies to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

From the JAMA Network

Blood Pressure Control and Cognitive Performance: Something to Think About With Aging

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1963-1964. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3113
JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Antidepressant Treatment for Postnatal Depression

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1965-1966. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2276

This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes an updated Cochrane review evaluating antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Iris Heterochromia and Unilateral Eyelash Hypertrichosis

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1967-1968. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1348
Medical News & Perspectives

Battle Over Florida Legislation Casts a Chill Over Gun Inquiries

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1893-1895. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3410
News From the Food and Drug Administration

Temporary Heart Pump Approved

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4555

New Type of Drug for Heart Failure

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4799

Warning for e-Cigarette Makers

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4801

Diagnosing Gastroparesis Without Radioactive Material

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1898. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4803
The JAMA Forum

Conversations About How We Die

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1895-1896. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3654
Global Health

Study Evaluates Shortened TB Drug Regimen

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1897. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4212

Increased Measles Risk Possible in African Countries Affected by Ebola

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1897. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4782

Simplified Antibiotic Regimens for Infants With Severe Infections

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1897. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4784
The Art of JAMA

Bird’s Nest and Ferns: Fidelia Bridges

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1890-1891. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11751
Poetry and Medicine

On Dealing With Our Mother’s Health Crisis, Day 3

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1979. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0708
JAMA Revisited

The Humors: Some Psychological Aspects of Shakespeare’s Tragedies

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1980. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11758
JAMA Patient Page

Childhood Vaccines

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1988. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3465
Comment & Response

Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults

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Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3671

Government Regulations on Physician Self-referral

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1976-1977. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3626

Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3674

Government Regulations on Physician Self-referral

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Government Regulations on Physician Self-referral—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1977-1978. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3629
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2015;313(19):1887-1888. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11750
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