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August 11, 2015, Vol 314, No. 6, Pages 535-638

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2015;314(6):535-537. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11907
Original Investigation

Effects of Testosterone Administration for 3 Years on Subclinical Atherosclerosis Progression in Older Men With Low or Low-Normal Testosterone Levels: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):570-581. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8881

This randomized trial tested the effects of daily testosterone vs placebo gel administered for 3 years on progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in men aged 60 years or older with low or low-normal testosterone levels.

Variation in Dialysis Facility Referral for Kidney Transplantation Among Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease in Georgia

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):582-594. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8897

This population epidemiology study uses United States Renal Data System data to characterize dialysis facility–level referral for kidney transplant evaluation in Georgia, the US state with the lowest transplantation rates, and patient and facility factors associated with referral and waitlisting.

Association Between Intermittent Hypoxemia or Bradycardia and Late Death or Disability in Extremely Preterm Infants

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):595-603. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8841

This post hoc analysis of data from a trial comparing lower and higher oxgen saturation targets among extremely preterm infants investigated associations between episodes of hypoxemia or bradycardia and late death or neurodevelopmental disability.

Characteristics of Clinical Studies Conducted Over the Total Product Life Cycle of High-Risk Therapeutic Medical Devices Receiving FDA Premarket Approval in 2010 and 2011

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):604-612. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8761

This study uses data from ClinicalTrials.gov and FDA documents to report the proportion of high-risk therapeutic devices approved through the FDA’s Premarket Approval pathway that undergo postapproval study, as well as characteristics of those studies.

Research Letter

Outcomes of Fresh and Cryopreserved Oocyte Donation

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):623-624. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7556

This study used data from the 2013 annual report of US in vitro fertilization center outcomes published by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology to compare live birth and cycle cancellation rates using either fresh or cryopreserved donor oocytes.


Racial Bias in Health Care and Health: Challenges and Opportunities

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):555-556. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9260

This Viewpoint describes the contribution of racial bias to disparities in health care and discusses the need to increase awareness of disparities and work toward eliminating discrimination and its adverse effects.

Chronic Kidney Disease in Older People

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):557-558. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6753

This Viewpoint asserts that current guidelines should not be changed to require age calibration for diagnosis and classification of chronic kidney disease.

An Age-Calibrated Classification of Chronic Kidney Disease

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):559-560. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6731

This Viewpoint discusses the ramifications of using a glomerular filtration rate of less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients of all ages and proteinuria (albuminuria) for chronic kidney disease classification.

Advancing Continuing Medical Education

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):561-562. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7094

This Viewpoint discusses opportunities and challenges in advancing the role of continuing medical education for professional development.

A Piece of My Mind

A Story I Hope Ends Up Being True

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):563-564. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5285

Improving Access to Kidney Transplantation: Referral Is Not Enough

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):565-567. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8932

Hypoxemic Episodes and Adverse Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Extremely Preterm Infants

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):568-569. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9136
From the JAMA Network

Young Age and Aggressive Treatment in Colon Cancer

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):613-614. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9379

This From The JAMA Network article discusses the treatment decision process for young adults with colorectal cancer in relation to a nationwide cohort study of treatments and prognoses reported in JAMA Surgery.

JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis

Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):615-616. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9425

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American College of Physicians’ 2013 clinical practice guideline for screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Fatigue and an Elevated White Blood Cell Count

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):617-618. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4882

A 67-year-old woman presented with fatigue for 4 weeks; a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and allergic rhinitis; and leukocytosis with predominant granulocytes. What’s the diagnosis?

Medical News & Perspectives

Navigating the Minefields of Medicine and Journalism

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):545-547. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5221

This Medical News feature discusses the conflicts that physician-journalists may face in balancing the need to report news with standards of professionalism and their ethical obligations to patients and the public.

The JAMA Forum

Learning About Competition From the UK’s National Health Service

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):547-548. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9195
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lay People Can Play Key Role in Reversing Drug Overdoses

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):550. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9007

Getting the Most From Newborn Congenital Heart Defects Screening

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):550. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9008
Capitol Health Call

Tobacco Lobbying Draws Concern From Senators

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):549. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8784

Push for a Year Supply of Birth Control

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):549. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9348

Estimating the Benefits of Mitigating Climate Change

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):549. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9350

Funding in Peril for Evidence-Based Health Care Research

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):549. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.9352
The Art of JAMA

Afternoon in the Cluny Garden, Paris: Charles Courtney Curran

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):542-543. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11909
Poetry and Medicine

Coming Clean for Your Birthday

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):629. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5283
JAMA Revisited

Some Remarks on Alleged Degeneracy

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):630. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11916
JAMA Patient Page

Suntan and Sunburn

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):638. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8045
Comment & Response

Varying Responses to Antithrombotic Treatment by Race/Ethnicity

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):624-625. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7381

Varying Responses to Antithrombotic Treatment by Race/Ethnicity—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):625. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7384

Intervention for Acute Stroke

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):625-626. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7848

Intervention for Acute Stroke—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):626-627. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7851

Determining the Value of Vitamin D Supplementation

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):627. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7553

Determining the Value of Vitamin D Supplementation—Reply

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):627-628. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7558

Incorrect Element in Figure

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):628. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7352

Incorrect Trial Description, Reference Numbering, and Case Description

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JAMA. 2015;314(6):628. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8794
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JAMA. 2015;314(6):539-540. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11908