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July 14, 2015, Vol 314, No. 2, Pages 101-198

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2015;314(2):101-103. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11851
Original Investigation

Guideline-Based Statin Eligibility, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Cardiovascular Events

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):134-141. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7515

This study uses Framingham cohort data to assess whether the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for cholesterol management improve identification of adults at higher risk of cardiovascular events compared with the 2004 Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines.

Cost-effectiveness of 10-Year Risk Thresholds for Initiation of Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):142-150. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6822

This study compares the cost-effectiveness of using various 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk thresholds for initiating statin therapy.

Effect of Patiromer on Serum Potassium Level in Patients With Hyperkalemia and Diabetic Kidney Disease: The AMETHYST-DN Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):151-161. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7446

This open-label randomized trial characterizes reductions in serum potassium levels and adverse events among patients with hyperkalemia and diabetes treated with patiromer, an oral potassium binder.

Preliminary Communication

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Incidental Detection of Occult Maternal Malignancies

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):162-169. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7120

This study describes the clinical and genetic characteristics of pregnant women with maternal-fetal karyotype discordance on noninvasive prenatal testing attributable to subsequently diagnosed malignancy.

Research Letter

State Vaccination Requirements for HPV and Other Vaccines for Adolescents, 1990-2015

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):185-186. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6041

This study reports on the changes to the vaccination recommendations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the status of implementation of requirements by the states.


Powdered Alcohol Products: New Challenge in an Era of Needed Regulation

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):119-120. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6450

This Viewpoint discusses regulatory and public health challenges related to the availability of powdered alcohol products.

Evaluation of Wellness Determinants and Interventions by Citizen Scientists

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):121-122. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6160

This Viewpoint describes research approaches to evaluating wellness interventions, such as hybrid study designs, large population cohorts and biobanks, and citizen scientists and social networks.

Paying for Prevention: A Novel Test of Medicare Value-Based Payment for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):123-124. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6681

This Viewpoint discusses whether financially rewarding reductions in 10-year predicted risk for atherosclerotic heart disease across a physician’s patient population is an effective model for value-based prevention.

A Piece of My Mind

Story as Evidence, Evidence as Story

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):125-126. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3930

Cholesterol Lowering in 2015: Still Answering Questions About How and in Whom

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):127-128. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7434

Treatment of Hyperkalemia: From “Hyper K+” Strikeout to Home Run?

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):129-130. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7521

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Detection of Maternal Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):131-133. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7523
Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action

Polypharmacy in the Aging Patient: Management of Hypertension in Octogenarians

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):170-180. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7517

This review summarizes approaches to managing hypertension in octogenarians based on guidelines of international expert organizations.

From the JAMA Network

Reducing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):181-182. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4557

This From The JAMA Network article discusses a recent JAMA Psychiatry report on a randomized clinical trial of dialectical behavior therapy for individuals with borderline personality disorder and high suicide risk.

Medical News & Perspectives

New Adult First Seizure Guideline Emphasizes an Individualized Approach

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):111-113. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5341

This Medical News & Perspectives article describes a new guideline for physicians treating adults after a first seizure, emphasizing a patient-centered approach in the discussion of treatment options.

The JAMA Forum

Critical Choices for the WHO After the Ebola Epidemic

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):113-114. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6940
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Severe Vision Loss and Poverty

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7235

Aggressive Public Health Response Prevented Meningitis Cases, Deaths

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7236
Capitol Health Call

EvidenceNOW Grants Focus on Heart Disease Care in Small Practices

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7036

Federal Bill Introduced to Prohibit For-Profit “Conversion Therapy”

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7533

Senator Urges VA to “Break” Patents for High-Cost Hepatitis C Drugs

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7534

Washington Shines a Light on Opioid Overdose

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7535
The Art of JAMA

The Tree: Philip Sutton

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):108-109. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11853
Poetry and Medicine

Landscape With Transplanted Beasts

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):189. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3632
JAMA Revisited

Reinforcements in the Pure Food Crusade

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):190. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11860
JAMA Patient Page

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):198. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7655
Comment & Response

Drug-Drug Interactions in Patients Co-infected With HCV and HIV

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):186. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6618

Drug-Drug Interactions in Patients Co-infected With HCV and HIV—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):186-187. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6621

Added Sugar Intake and Public Health

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):187. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6221

Added Sugar Intake and Public Health—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):187-188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6227

Incorrect Row Labels in Table 2

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6916

Incorrect Date in Figure Title

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6934

Omission of a Word

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7221

Incorrect Labels in Text and in Table 1 Column Headings

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JAMA. 2015;314(2):188. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7958
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2015;314(2):105-106. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11852