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January 5, 2016, Vol 315, No. 1, Pages 5-100

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2016;315(1):5-7. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14032
Original Investigation

Effect of Caloric Restriction or Aerobic Exercise Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption and Quality of Life in Obese Older Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):36-46. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17346

This randomized clinical trial determines whether diet or exercise improves exercise capacity and quality of life among obese older patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).

Association of Arrhythmia-Related Genetic Variants With Phenotypes Documented in Electronic Medical Records

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):47-57. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17701

This prospective cohort study investigates the association of rare, potentially pathogenic variants in 2 cardiac arrhythmia susceptibility genes with arrhythmia and electrocardiographic phenotypes using electronic medical record data.

Association Between Use of Oral Fluconazole During Pregnancy and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion and Stillbirth

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):58-67. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17844

This nationwide, register-based, matched-cohort study evaluates the potential association between fluconazole exposure during pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion and stillbirth among women in Denmark.

Familial Risk and Heritability of Cancer Among Twins in Nordic Countries

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):68-76. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17703

This study estimates familial risk and heritability of cancer types in a large twin cohort using data from population-based registers in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Research Letter

Subsequent Maltreatment in Children With Disabilities After an Unsubstantiated Report for Neglect

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12912

This cohort study uses data from the US National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System to examine the incidence and timing of re-referral of children with disabilities to child protective services after an initial referral for neglect in fiscal years 2008 through 2012.


Innovations in Health Care Delivery

Reimagining Electronic Clinical Communication in the Post-Pager, Smartphone Era

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):21-22. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17025

This Viewpoint proposes requirements for smartphone paging applications that facilitate team-based care and replace conventional pager systems.

Innovations in Health Care Delivery

Delivery Models for High-Risk Older Patients: Back to the Future?

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):23-24. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17029

This Viewpoint discusses health care delivery models intended to improve the continuity of inpatient and outpatient care for high-risk older patients.

Valsartan/Sacubitril for Heart Failure: Reconciling Disparities Between Preclinical and Clinical Investigations

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17632

This Viewpoint discusses the importantance of developing effective mechanisms for reconciling differences that emerge when information accrual from genetic animal models outpace the data collection from patients enrolled in clinical trials.

A Piece of My Mind

Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):27-29. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15971

Innovations in Health Care Delivery and the Future of Medicine

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):30-31. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17452

Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Exercise Tolerance in Obese Older Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):31-33. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17347

Establishing the Clinical Validity of Arrhythmia-Related Genetic Variations Using the Electronic Medical Record: A Valid Take on Precision Medicine?

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):33-35. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17702
From the JAMA Network

Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer: A High-Value Proposition?

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):77-78. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17877

This commentary discusses a cost-effectiveness study published in JAMA Oncology that found CT screening for lung cancer would be cost-effective in a Canadian population.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Erythematous Plaques on the Buttock

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):79-80. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13562

A 75-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and genital herpes simplex virus 2 presented with painful, pruritic plaques on her buttock. She denied recent trauma to the area, skin exposures, fever, or lymphadenopathy. She takes prednisone, pregabalin, and valacyclovir. What would you do next?

JAMA Diagnostic Test Interpretation

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA for Celiac Disease Testing

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):81-82. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15283

An asymptomatic 23-year-old woman with dental enamel defects and a family history of celiac disease presented for assessment of positive celiac disease serologic testing. How do you interpret the test results?

Medical News & Perspectives

Can Nonhormonal Treatments Dial Down the Heat During Menopause?

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):14-16. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15910

This Medical News & Perspectives article examines new recommendations on nonhormonal management of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.

News From the Food and Drug Administration

New on the Menu: Genetically Modified Salmon

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):20. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17339

Nasal Spray to Stop Overdose

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):20. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17505

More Oversight Needed for LDTs

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):20. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17506
The JAMA Forum

Campaign Wars: Health Policy in a Fantasy World

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):16-17. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17587
JAMA Infographic

Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):18. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17349
Lab Reports

Modified Gene Transfer Approach Evaluated in Model of Brain Disease

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16891

Circulating Tumor DNA Helps Track Cancer

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17482

First-Line Antibiotics May Worsen MRSA infection

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17484

Stem Cell Dysfunction Exacerbates Muscular Dystrophy

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17486
The Art of JAMA

Day of Sounds: Alice Baber

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):12-13. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14034
Poetry and Medicine

Jesse’s Song

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):91. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.12723
JAMA Revisited

Coffee and Protein Metabolism

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):92. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17069
JAMA Patient Page

Treatment of Liver Cancer

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):100. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15431
Comment & Response

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Veterans With PTSD

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):87-88. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15170

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Veterans With PTSD—Reply

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):88-89. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15173

Bedside Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Septic Shock

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):89. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15061

Bedside Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Septic Shock—Reply

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):89-90. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.15073

Value Errors in Tables and Abstract

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16955

Incomplete Dosage Information

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16998

Incorrect Data in Tables and eFigure

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JAMA. 2016;315(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17311
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2016;315(1):9-10. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14033