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October 6, 2015, Vol 314, No. 13, Pages 1315-1418

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1315-1317. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12005
Viewpoint

Facilitating Quality ImprovementPushing the Pendulum Back Toward Process Measures

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1333-1334. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12470

This Viewpoint defends the use measures in quality improvement initiatives and outlines lessons from past experiences that could make their future use as quality measures more successful.

Hospital Networks and Value-Based PaymentFertile Ground for Regionalizing High-Risk Surgery

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1335-1336. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9803

This Viewpoint describes the shifts made by hospital networks toward a new type of surgical regionalization to improve surgical outcomes and overall clinical quality.

The Potential Hazards of Hospital ConsolidationImplications for Quality, Access, and Price

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1337-1338. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7492

This Viewpoint discusses the implications of the growing trend of hospital consolidation for quality, access, and price of care.

J-Shaped Curves and Public Health

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1339-1340. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9566

This Viewpoint discusses approaches to public health communication challenges posed by J-shaped associations between health effects and major modifiable risk factors.

A Piece of My Mind

All for One

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1341-1342. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4888
Editorial

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Rectal Cancer and DiverticulitisDoes Less Mean More?

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1343-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11454
Original Investigation

Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic OutcomesThe ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1346-1355. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10529

This randomized trial compared differences between laparoscopic and open resection on completeness of excision and negative margins in patients with stage II or III rectal cancer.

Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection on Pathological Outcomes in Rectal CancerThe ALaCaRT Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1356-1363. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12009

This randomized trial compared differences between laparoscopic and open resection on completeness of excision and on negative margins among adult patients from Australia and New Zealand with T1-T3 rectal adenocarcinoma less than 15 cm from the anal verge.

Laparoscopic Lavage vs Primary Resection for Acute Perforated DiverticulitisThe SCANDIV Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1364-1375. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12076

This randomized trial compared postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing emergency laparoscopic lavage vs primary colon resection procedures for acute perforated diverticulitis.

Rehabilitation After Immobilization for Ankle FractureThe EXACT Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1376-1385. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12180

This randomized trial compares the effects of a supervised exercise program and advice vs advice alone on activity limitation and quality of life among adults with isolated ankle fracture.

From the JAMA Network

Challenges in Reducing Surgical “Never Events”

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1386-1387. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12327

This commentary describes 3 types of interventions to reduce the occurrence of wrong-site surgeries, retained surgical items, and operating room fires in response to a systematic review published in JAMA Surgery.

Eliminating the Confusion Surrounding Concussions in Sports

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1388-1389. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12329

This commentary describes the difficulties in studying concussion injury with regards to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics involving data for football players at the youth league, high school, and collegiate levels.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Recurrent Painful Abdominal Rash

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1390-1391. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9308

An 80-year-old woman with diabetes, hypertension, and TIAs presented with a painful rash on her flank. She had no fever, systemic symptoms, joint pain, or skin thickening; a punch biopsy showed a vacuolar interface dermatitis pattern. What would you do next?

Research Letter

Return to Acute Care Following Ambulatory Surgery

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1397-1399. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12210

This population epidemiology study used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database to characterize rates of all-cause unplanned visits within 30 days of ambulatory surgery and the relationships between the cause for the revisit and the preceding operation.

Extended Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Open vs Endoscopic Release Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1399-1401. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12208

This study uses follow-up data from a randomized trial comparing open and endoscopic release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome to compare outcomes 11 to 16 years after surgery.

Comment & Response

Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1401-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11426

Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1402. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11420

Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11423

Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11441

Failure to Report Financial Disclosure Information

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9731
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Incorrect Title for Table

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11164

Omitted Financial Disclosures

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11728
Medical News & Perspectives

Exploring the Promise of Mindfulness as Medicine

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1327-1329. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7023

This Medical News & Perspectives article explores the opportunities for and challenges of incorporating mindfulness interventions into clinical practice.

The JAMA Forum

Insurers Again at Odds With Hospitals and Physicians

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1329-1330. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11886
Lab Reports

Obesity’s Effects on the Extracellular Matrix May Fuel Breast Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11705

Gut Microbes May Trigger Autoimmune Eye Disease

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12349

Stem Cell Model May Shed Light on Pathogenesis of Mental Illness

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12350

Study Elucidates How Antidepressants May Lessen Neuropathic Pain

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12352
News From the Food and Drug Administration

New Drug for Sexual Desire Disorder

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1332. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11901

Platelet Drug for Pediatric Use

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1332. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12085

Another Option to Lower LDL

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1332. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12087
The Art of JAMA

Landscape With PoplarsPaul Gauguin

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1322-1323. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12007
Poetry and Medicine

Paul, Sent by the Super

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1405. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7278
JAMA Revisited

Laparoscopic CholecystectomyA Remarkable Development

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1406. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12014
JAMA Patient Page

How to Use Online Clinician Rating Systems

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1418. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11957
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2015;314(13):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12006
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