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October 20, 2015, Vol 314, No. 15, Pages 1539-1658

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1539-1541. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12033
Viewpoint

Red Blood Cell TransfusionPrecision vs Imprecision Medicine

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1557-1558. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10890

This Viewpoint discusses how new technologies could be developed and applied to the decision to transfuse.

Modernizing Medicaid Managed CareCan States Meet the Data Challenges?

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1559-1560. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10979

This Viewpoint discusses CMS’ proposed overhaul of Medicaid’s managed care programs.

Pilot StudiesA Critical but Potentially Misused Component of Interventional Research

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1561-1562. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10962

This Viewpoint discusses the goals of pilot studies as precursors to large-scale trials as well as the need for formal guidelines for the conduct and reporting of pilot trials.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Implications for Access to Essential Medicines

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1563-1564. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10872

This Viewpoint discusses the importance of patent protection and its role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

The Next Era of Palliative Care

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1565-1566. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11217

This Viewpoint urges the development of systems to help patients with serious illness and their families understand palliative care options.

A Piece of My Mind

When Accommodation Gets Complicated

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1567-1568. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5978
Editorial

New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening in US Women

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1569-1571. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13086
Original Investigation

Naproxen With Cyclobenzaprine, Oxycodone/Acetaminophen, or Placebo for Treating Acute Low Back PainA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1572-1580. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13043

This randomized trial compared improvement in functional outcomes among patients with low back pain discharged from the emergency department and receiving naproxen with either placebo, cyclobenzaprine, or oxycodone/acetaminophen.

Association of Tdap Vaccination With Acute Events and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Pregnant Women With Prior Tetanus-Containing Immunizations

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1581-1587. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12790

This cohort study of women given Tdap vaccine during pregnancy evaluates associations between time since prior tetanus-containing vaccinations and acute adverse events in mothers and adverse birth outcomes.

Association Between Preeclampsia and Congenital Heart Defects

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1588-1598. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12505

This population study used Quebec hospital data to assess the association between preeclampsia and critical and noncritical heart defects in offspring.

Special Communication

Breast Cancer Screening for Women at Average Risk2015 Guideline Update From the American Cancer Society

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1599-1614. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12783

This guideline updates the American Cancer Society breast cancer screening recommendations for women at average risk for breast cancer.

Review

Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer ScreeningA Systematic Review

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1615-1634. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13183

This systematic review reports that among US women at average risk for breast cancer, mammographic screening is associated with reduction in breast cancer mortality, but the magnitude of the benefits and harms of different screening strategies remains uncertain.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

The Propensity Score

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1637-1638. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13480

This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods article discusses the use of propensity scores as a way to reduce bias in estimates of treatment effect when randomized trials are not feasible.

From the JAMA Network

Optimizing Mammography Screening Intervals

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1635-1636. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13149

This commentary discusses a cohort study by the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium published in JAMA Oncology reporting an association between longer mammography screening intervals and unfavorable prognostic characteristics

Research Letter

Red Blood Cell Concentrate Storage and Survival After Cardiac Surgery

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1641-1643. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8690

This cohort study uses Swedish national registry data to investigate the association between duration of storage of transfused red blood cells and mortality among patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Comment & Response

Trends in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1643. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11194

Trends in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1643-1644. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11200

High-Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy for Postextubation Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1644. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11417

High-Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy for Postextubation Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1644-1645. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11438

Organ Donation After Circulatory Death

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1645-1646. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11432

Organ Donation After Circulatory Death

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1646. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11414

Organ Donation After Circulatory Death—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1646-1647. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11444
Correction

Incorrect Data in the Abstract and Conclusion

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1647. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10251
Medical News & Perspectives

Another Frontier in Microbiome Research: Preterm Birth

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1550-1551. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11563

This Medical News & Perspectives article takes a look at a recent study that found an association between a Lactobacillus-poor vaginal microbiome and the risk of preterm birth.

Global Health

Nigeria May Be Next Country to Eliminate Polio

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1553. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12546

Gut Virome Associated With Malnutrition in Children

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1553. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13037

New Figures on Global Dementia Cases

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1553. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13039

Accountability for Sexual Violence

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1553. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13041
News From the Food and Drug Administration

Califf Nominated to Head FDA

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1554. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12879

Diabetes Drug Poses Bone Risks

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1554. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13009

Easing Cancer Chemotherapy Effects

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1554. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13011
JAMA Infographic

Visualizing Health Metrics

HIV Worldwide 1990-2013

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1552. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12936
The Art of JAMA

Aurora Borealis Frederic Edwin Church

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1546-1547. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12035
Poetry and Medicine

Nerves

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1648. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6419
JAMA Revisited

Transfusion of Blood

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1649. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12042
JAMA Patient Page

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines in the United States

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1658. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11766
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2015;314(15):1543-1544. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12034
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