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March 3, 2015, Vol 313, No. 9, Pages 871-982

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2015;313(9):871-873. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11609
Original Investigation

Effect of Scattered-Site Housing Using Rent Supplements and Intensive Case Management on Housing Stability Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness: A Randomized Trial

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):905-915. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1163

Stergiopoulos and coauthors examine the effect of scattered-site housing with Intensive Case Management program services on housing stability and generic quality of life among homeless adults in 4 Canadian cities with mental illness and moderate support needs for mental health services.

Effect of Sedative Premedication on Patient Experience After General Anesthesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):916-925. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1108

This randomized trial reports that among patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, sedative premedication with lorazepam compared with placebo or no premedication did not improve the self-reported patient experience the day after surgery, but was associated with modestly prolonged time to extubation and a lower rate of early cognitive recovery.

The Natural History of Benign Thyroid Nodules

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):926-935. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0956

After 5 years of follow-up, this prospective study found that the size of most benign thyroid nodules did not increase and rarely developed into cancer.

Single- vs Double-Lung Transplantation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Since the Implementation of Lung Allocation Based on Medical Need

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):936-948. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1175

In this exploratory analysis of lung transplant registry data since implementation of a medical need–based organ allocation system, double-lung transplantation was associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis but not in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Research Letter

Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies for Pediatric Use of Antipsychotic Medications

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):966-968. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0763

Mandatory Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):891-892. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18514

This Viewpoint describes the benefits of, evidence behind, and prescriber concerns with mandates, and recommends policies that may increase effective use of prescription drug monitoring programs.

Critical Care Evidence—New Directions

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):893-894. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18484

This Viewpoint discusses new challenges and opportunities related to the care of critically ill patients.

Varieties of Standard-of-Care Treatment Randomized Trials: Ethical Implications

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):895-896. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18528

This Viewpoint debates the guidance on ethics for studies that compare interventions within established standards of care.

Concerns About Using the Patient Safety Indicator-90 Composite in Pay-for-Performance Programs

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):897-898. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.52

This Viewpoint discusses how the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s use of Patient Safety Indicator-90 in pay-for-performance programs falls short in its attempt to accurately and fairly measure patient harm.

A Piece of My Mind

In the Hands of Another

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):899-900. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15002

Housing as a Remedy for Chronic Homelessness

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):901-902. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1277

Improving the Long-term Management of Benign Thyroid Nodules

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):903-904. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0836

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Clinical Review

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):949-958. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0954

This clinical review summarizes the diagnosis and treatment of patients with IBS, including dietary, lifestyle, medical, and behavioral interventions.

From the JAMA Network

The Link Between Dietary Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: An Unresolved Question

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):959-960. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18267
JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Pharmacological Interventions for Sleepiness and Sleep Disturbances Caused by Shift Work

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):961-962. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18422

This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes data from a Cochrane review of pharmacological interventions for sleepiness and sleep disturbances caused by shift work.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

A 55-Year-Old Man With Severe Papilledema

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):963-964. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0800
Medical News & Perspectives

Clinical Trial Data: Share and Share Alike?

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):881-882. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.481
The JAMA Forum

Leading by Example—Health Systems Improving the Care of Employees

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):883-884. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0540
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths Hit Middle-Aged Men Hardest

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):886. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0700

Rebuilding Haiti’s Health System

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):886. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0702
Lab Reports

Analysis Provides Map of Protein Expression in Human Tissues

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):885. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0691

Cooler Temps Diminish Immune Response Against Rhinovirus in Mice

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):885. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1185

Soil Screening Research Uncovers Promising New Antibiotic

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):885. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1187

Oxytocin Restores Sociability in a Mouse Model of Autism

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The Art of JAMA

The Sea at Le Havre: Claude Monet

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Poetry and Medicine

Malignancy of the Mind

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):973. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15118
JAMA Revisited

“Jumping Frenchmen of Maine”

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):974. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11618
JAMA Patient Page

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):982. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0958
Comment & Response

Treatment of Late-Stage Syphilis

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):968-969. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0669

Treatment of Late-Stage Syphilis

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):969. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0672

Treatment of Late-Stage Syphilis—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):969-970. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0675

Fenoldopam and Acute Kidney Injury

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):970-971. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.410

Multifactorial Risk Assessment for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):971-972. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.418

Fenoldopam and Acute Kidney Injury—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):971. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.436

Multifactorial Risk Assessment for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):972. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.430

Incorrect Terminology

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JAMA. 2015;313(9):972. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1037
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2015;313(9):875-876. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11610