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September 22/29, 2015, Vol 314, No. 12, Pages 1197-1312

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1197-1199. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11991
Viewpoint

The Arc of Health Literacy

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9978

This Viewpoint discusses potential roles for clinicians, institutions, and systems in increasing health literacy at both the individual patient and population level.

Improving the Quality of Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use DisordersA Report From the IOM

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1227-1228. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9212

This Viewpoint discusses an Institute of Medicine framework for improving the quality of psychosocial interventions delivered to persons with mental health and substance use disorders.

Measles Outbreak as a Catalyst for Stricter Vaccine Exemption Legislation

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1229-1230. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9579

This Viewpoint discusses how a recent measles outbreak may lead to tightening of US school immunization laws and describes the recent passage of such a law in California as an example other states might follow.

A Piece of My Mind

Mercy

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7653
Editorial

Dextromethorphan and Quinidine for Treating Agitation in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Dementia

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1233-1235. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10215

Can Mobile Health Applications Facilitate Meaningful Behavior Change?Time for Answers

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1236-1237. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11067

Successful Resuscitation From In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest—What Happens Next?

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1238-1239. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11735

Assessing the Value of Intensive Care

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1240-1241. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11171
Original Investigation

Effect of Dextromethorphan-Quinidine on Agitation in Patients With Alzheimer Disease DementiaA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1242-1254. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10214

This randomized trial assessed the efficacy and safety of combination dextromethorphan-quinidine to manage agitation among patients with probable Alzheimer disease.

Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart DiseaseA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1255-1263. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10945

This randomized trial reports that among men with coronary heart disease, use of a lifestyle-focused text messaging service vs usual care resulted in modest improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and greater improvement in other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Alignment of Do-Not-Resuscitate Status With Patients’ Likelihood of Favorable Neurological Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1264-1271. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11069

This study of patients successfully resuscitated after an inpatient cardiac arrest assessed whether their postevent do-not-resuscitate staus was appropriate given their neurological prognosis.

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Association of Intensive Care Unit Admission With Mortality Among Older Patients With Pneumonia

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1272-1279. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11068

This cohort study investigates the association between intensive care unit admission and 30-day mortality for Medicare patients with pneumonia.

From the JAMA Network

Potential Overtreatment of Older, Complex Adults With Diabetes

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1280-1281. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9757

This commentary discusses a cross-sectional analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggesting substantial overtreatment of older adults with diabetes.

JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Oxycodone for Cancer Pain in Adult Patients

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1282-1283. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8556

This Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review of trials comparing oxycodone with placebo and other opioids for treating cancer pain in adults.

From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

Alirocumab (Praluent) to Lower LDL-Cholesterol

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1284-1285. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11372

This Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics review summarizes information about alirocumab, a subcutaneously injected PCSK9 inhibitor, approved for use as an adjunct to statin therapy in patients with clinical atherosclerotic disease requiring further lowering of LDL levels.

Research Letter

Long-term Follow-up of a Randomized Trial of Radiation With or Without Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1291-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8577

This study uses long-term follow-up data from a randomized trial comparing radiation therapy with vs without androgen deprivation therapy for unfavorable-risk prostate cancer to compare survival and cause-specific mortality by severity of comorbidity.

Comment & Response

Maternal Antidepressant Use and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1293-1294. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10039

Treating Hoarseness With Proton Pump Inhibitors

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1294-1295. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10042

Maternal Antidepressant Use and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1294. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10048

Treating Hoarseness With Proton Pump Inhibitors—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1295-1296. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10045

FDA Expanded Access Programs for Experimental Medicines

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1296. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9725

FDA Expanded Access Programs for Experimental Medicines—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1296. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9728
Medical News & Perspectives

On the Road to Interoperability, Public and Private Organizations Work to Connect Health Care Data

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1213-1215. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5930

This Medical News and Perspectives article discusses strategies and challenges to ensuring the interoperability of electronic health records.

Clinical Trials Update

Antisense Inhibitor Lowers High Triglycerides

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1217. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11081

Single Dose of Ebola Vaccine May Be Protective

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1217. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11778

Anti–β-Amyloid Treatment May Need to Be Started Early

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1217. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11782
Health Agencies Update

EPA Releases Final Clean Power Plan

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11076

National Council on Aging Releases New Falls Prevention Action Plan

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11622

Study Reveals Gaps in Advice to New Mothers on Infant Care

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11626
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spreading US Macrolide Resistance

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1218. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11206

Mysterious Pneumonia Etiology

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1218. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11209
The Art of JAMA

GardenGyorgy Kepes

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1210-1211. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11993
Poetry and Medicine

Love and Dementia

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1297. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6950
JAMA Revisited

Current CommentCounting the World’s Cost

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1298. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12000
JAMA Patient Page

Flibanserin for Treating Low Sexual Desire in Women

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1312. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11769
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2015;314(12):1201-1202. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11992
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