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September 8, 2015, Vol 314, No. 10, Pages 969-1084

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2015;314(10):969-971. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11963
Original Investigation

Effect of Daily Antenatal Iron Supplementation on Plasmodium Infection in Kenyan Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1009-1020. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9496

This randomized trial compares the effects of daily iron supplementation vs placebo on maternal Plasmodium infection risk and neonatal outcomes among pregnant women living in a malaria endemic area.

Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Adults in the United States, 1988-2012

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1021-1029. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10029

This study uses National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data collected between 1988-1994 and 1999-2012 to assess prevalence of and trends in total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes among adults in the United States.

Assessment of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score in Predicting Ischemic Stroke, Thromboembolism, and Death in Patients With Heart Failure With and Without Atrial Fibrillation

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1030-1038. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10725

This cohort study assessed the accuracy of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for predicting ischemic stroke, thromboembolism, and death in patients with heart failure with and without atrial fibrillation.

Trends in Care Practices, Morbidity, and Mortality of Extremely Preterm Neonates, 1993-2012

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1039-1051. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10244

This population epidemiology study used neonatal registry data to characterize trends in maternal and neonatal care, and morbidity and mortality of extremely preterm infants between 1993 and 2012.

Research Letter

Electronic Health Record Vendor Adherence to Usability Certification Requirements and Testing Standards

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1070-1071. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8372

This study uses data reported by electronic health record (EHR) vendors to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to determine whether usability certification requirements and testing standards were met.


Scientific Discovery and the Future of Medicine

Pushing the Limits of Human Neuroimaging

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):993-994. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10229

This Viewpoint discusses advances in functional neuroimaging technologies that could improve the diagnosis and care of patients and provide new insights into relationships between brain structure and function.

The Ethics of Incentivizing Mammography Screening

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):995-996. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8852

This Viewpoint discusses ethical concerns about giving women material incentives to undergo mammography screening.

Treatment Decision Making and Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: Mainstreaming Mutations

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):997-998. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8088

This Viewpoint discusses the tension between increased availability of genetic testing and the usefulness of test results for clinical decision making in the context of breast cancer.

Seven Questions for Personalized Medicine

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7725

This Viewpoint discusses the promise of personalized or precision medicine compared with its achievements to date.

A Piece of My Mind

Love at the End of the Beginning of Life

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1001-1002. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5944

Antenatal Iron Use in Malaria Endemic Settings: Evidence of Safety?

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1003-1005. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10032

Prevalence of Diabetes in the United States: A Glimmer of Hope?

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1005-1007. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10030

Progress in the Care of Extremely Preterm Infants

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10911

This Editorial summarizes changes in treatment and mortality in extremely preterm infants between 1993 and 2012.


Diabetes: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1052-1062. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9536

This Review summarizes advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes between 2005 and 2015.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

Evaluating Discrimination of Risk Prediction Models: The C Statistic

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1063-1064. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11082

This Guide to Statistics and Methods characterizes the strengths and limitations of the C statistic as a measure of a risk prediction model’s ability to discriminate between and predict future events.

JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Plasmodium vivax and Nonfalciparum Malaria in Endemic Areas

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1065-1066. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6719

This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review of the accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting P vivax and nonfalciparum malaria in endemic countries.

Medical News & Perspectives

The Future of AHRQ’s Health Services Research

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):979-981. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10260

In this Medical News and Perspectives interview, Richard Kronick, PhD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discusses the mission of the agency and its relationship with other federal health research entities.

The JAMA Forum

Probing Our Moral Values in Health Care: The Pricing of Specialty Drugs

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):981-982. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9593
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men’s Mental Health Disparities

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):984. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10611

Uninsured Rates Declined in 2014

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Capitol Health Call

Proposed Bill Would Expand Obesity Treatments for Medicare Recipients

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):983. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10459

Bill Seeks to Exempt Tribes From Large-Employer Mandate

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Proposed Legislation Seeks to Reform Mental Health Care

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Bill Banning Late-term Abortion Now in the Senate

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The Art of JAMA

Yukon: Tim Zuck

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Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA Revisited

Women in Medicine

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JAMA Patient Page

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1084. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9936
Comment & Response

Ramelteon for Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8522

Changing Continuing Medical Education

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Changing Continuing Medical Education

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1072-1073. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10223

Changing Continuing Medical Education

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JAMA. 2015;314(10):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10220

Changing Continuing Medical Education—Reply

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JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2015;314(10):973-974. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11964