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February 3, 2015, Vol 313, No. 5, Pages 441-536

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):441-443. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11553
Original Investigation

Transfusion of Plasma, Platelets, and Red Blood Cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 Ratio and Mortality in Patients With Severe Trauma: The PROPPR Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):471-482. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12

This randomized trial reports that among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, early administration of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 ratio compared with a 1:1:2 ratio did not result in significant differences in mortality at 24 hours or at 30 days.

Underlying Reasons Associated With Hospital Readmission Following Surgery in the United States

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):483-495. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18614

This analysis of surgical readmissions data reports that readmissions were mostly associated with postdischarge complications related to the procedure, rather than exacerbation of prior index admission complications.

Association of Hospital Participation in a Quality Reporting Program With Surgical Outcomes and Expenditures for Medicare Beneficiaries

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):496-504. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.25

Osborne and coauthors evaluate the association of enrollment and participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program with outcomes and Medicare payments compared with control hospitals that did not participate in the program.

Association of Hospital Participation in a Surgical Outcomes Monitoring Program With Inpatient Complications and Mortality

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):505-511. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.90

This observational study found no association between hospital-based participation in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and improvements in postoperative outcomes over time in patients undergoing elective operations at US academic hospitals.

Research Letter

Quality Measures Based on Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Patients

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):520-522. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17550
Viewpoint

Physician Self-referral: Regulation by Exceptions

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):457-458. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.16600

This Viewpoint discusses the findings of the Government Accountability Office, revisits the premise of physician self-referral, surveys the relevant statutory and regulatory framework, and explores potential solutions to this vexing and costly challenge

Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14781

This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-related behavior.

International Research Ethics Education

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):461-462. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.203

This Viewpoint discusses the challenges of building research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries, reviewing the developments since 2000 and the vision for future research ethics education.

Digital Multimedia: A New Approach for Informed Consent?

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):463-464. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17122

This Viewpoint discusses use of digital multimedia as a strategy to enhance study participants’ understanding of research information.

A Piece of My Mind

Should C Be a Passing Grade for the USPSTF?

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):465-466. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17082
Editorial

Hospital Readmissions Following Surgery: Turning Complications Into “Treasures”

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):467-468. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18666

Measuring Surgical Outcomes for Improvement: Was Codman Wrong?

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4
From the JAMA Network

Hospital Readmission as a Quality Measure in Surgery

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):512-513. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14179
JAMA Clinical Challenge

Skin and Mouth Lesions Plus Weight Loss in an Elderly Man

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):514-515. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17010
JAMA Diagnostic Test Interpretation

Evaluating Elevated Bilirubin Levels in Asymptomatic Adults

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):516-517. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12835
Medical News & Perspectives

Recent Findings May Inform Breast Density Notification Laws

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):452-453. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17914
The JAMA Forum

Access to Health Care for Millions in the Balance as US Supreme Court Reviews Federal Subsidies for Insurance

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):454. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17415
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rate of HIV Viral Suppression

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):456. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17957

College Students View Hookah as a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):456. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18217
Lab Reports

Knee Cartilage Regenerated With 3D-Printed Scaffold

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):455. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18089

Glutamate Control May Help Combat Age-Related Memory Loss

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):455. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.45

Antibody Class Neutralizes Multiple Forms of Dengue Virus

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):455. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.47

Novel Peptide Reverses Obesity and Diabetes in Rodents

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):455. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.49
The Art of JAMA

Coyote and Alders: Alex Colville

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):448-449. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11555
Poetry and Medicine

Hearing the News While Walking on the Beach

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):527. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13383
JAMA Revisited

The Psychology of Modernism in Literature

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):528. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11562
JAMA Patient Page

What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):536. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.62
Comment & Response

Age Cutoffs for Bioprosthetic vs Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):522-523. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17228

Age Cutoffs for Bioprosthetic vs Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):523-524. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17231

Sterilization of Endoscopic Instruments

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):524. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17581

Sterilization of Endoscopic Instruments—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):524. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17584

Proposed Shift in Screening for Breast Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):525. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17436

Proposed Shift in Screening for Breast Cancer—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):525-526. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17442
Correction

Incorrect Dose in Figure

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17494

Missing Affiliation

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17820
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2015;313(5):445-446. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11554
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