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November 14, 2017, Vol 318, No. 18, Pages 1731-1840

In This Issue of JAMA


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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1731-1733. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13388
Original Investigation

Effect of Locking Plate Fixation vs Intramedullary Nail Fixation on 6-Month Disability Among Adults With Displaced Fracture of the Distal Tibia: The UK FixDT Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1767-1776. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16429

This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of locking plate vs intramedullary nail fixation on disability, symptoms, and quality of life among patients with an acute displaced extra-articular distal tibia fracture.

Association Between Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Severe Maternal Morbidity

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1777-1786. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16191

This population-based epidemiology study uses Washington State birth and hospitalization data to assess the association between prepregnancy body mass index and severe morbidity or mortality during pregnancy.

Derivation and External Validation of Prediction Models for Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Following Acute Kidney Injury

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1787-1797. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16326

This study uses data from Canadian administrative and clinical ambulatory databases to derive and validate risk prediction models for advanced chronic kidney disease in patients hosptialized with acute kidney injury.

Preliminary Communication

Effect of Varying Doses of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy vs Placebo on Reaction to Peanut Protein Exposure Among Patients With Peanut Sensitivity: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1798-1809. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16591

This phase 2b randomized trial compares adverse events and efficacy of 3 doses of a peanut protein patch for the treatment of peanut sensitivity in patients aged 6 to 55 years.

Research Letter

Change in Testing, Awareness of Hemoglobin A1c Result, and Glycemic Control in US Adults, 2007-2014

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1825-1827. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11927

This cross-sectional study uses NHANES survey data to examine trends in glycemic control and patient awareness of HbA1c test results and targets between 2007 and 2014.


The Las Vegas Shootings—Underscoring Key Features of the Firearm Epidemic

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1753-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16420

This Viewpoint uses the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas to discuss public health imperatives in the US firearm violence epidemic, including long-term treatment of nonfatally injured survivors, management of mental health sequelae for noninjured participants and their communities, and effective responses to commercial stakeholders who benefit from firearm sales at the expense of the public’s health.

  • Editorial
    Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis

FDA’s Innovative Plan to Address the Enormous Toll of Smoking

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1755-1756. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14336

This Viewpoint discusses a new FDA regulatory plan to reduce the burden of smoking-related disease by requiring reduction of nicotine in combustible tobacco products beneath addicting levels and by encouraging innovations in novel reduced-risk nicotine products.

The Critical Role of Biomedical Research in Pandemic Preparedness

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1757-1758. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15033

In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci and colleagues review rapid research responses to recent infectious disease outbreaks as a way of emphasizing the strategies and collaborations necessary to prepare for a next unknown pandemic.

Global Budgets for Safety-Net Hospitals

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1759-1760. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14957

This Viewpoint discusses steps necessary to develop an all-payer hospital global budgeting system as one means to incentivize health systems to emphasize preventive care that reduces health service utilization and costs.

A Piece of My Mind

The Greatest Gift: How a Patient’s Death Taught Me to Be a Physician

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1761-1762. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15158

Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1763-1764. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16446

Prepregnancy Obesity and Severe Maternal Morbidity: What Can Be Done?

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16189
The Rational Clinical Examination

Does This Patient Have Acute Mountain Sickness?The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1810-1819. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16192

This Rational Clinical Examination systematic review summarizes the accuracy of available scoring instruments for diagnosing acute mountain sickness.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

The “Utility” in Composite Outcome Measures: Measuring What Is Important to Patients

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1820-1821. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14001

This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods reviews the use of composite outcome measures in clinical trials and discusses how their use should influence interpretations of trial results.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Erythematous Rash Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1822-1823. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14949

A 66-year-old man developed noninfectious fever and rash after autologous HSCT. Chest computed tomography showed ground-glass and consolidative lung opacities; skin punch biopsy showed vacuolar change and superficial perivascular mononuclear cell infiltrate. What would you do next?

Medical News & Perspectives

Phage Therapy’s Role in Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1746-1748. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12938

The following Medical News story describes how bacteriophage therapy might help fight antibiotic resistant infections.

The JAMA Forum

The High Costs of Unnecessary Care

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1748-1749. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16193
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stroke Death Rate Plateaus

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1751. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15453

“Healing Bracelet” Causes Harm

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1751. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15723
Biotech Innovations

Laboratory-on-a-Chip Uses Acoustics to Isolate Tell-Tale Particles in Blood

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1750. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16933

Functional Brain Imaging Updates on the Horizon

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1750. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17314
The Arts and Medicine

Beyond Heart Symbolism: Artistic Representation of Narratives of Congenital Heart Disease

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1740-1742. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14285

This Arts and Medicine essay discusses Heart Narratives, an art installation in the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Child Health in London that visualizes the illness narratives of children with congenital heart disease.

Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1834. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3705
JAMA Revisited

The Method of Experiment in Medicine

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1835. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10494
JAMA Patient Page

Acute Mountain Sickness

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1840. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16077

This JAMA Patient Page explains the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of acute mountain sickness.

Comment & Response

Insulin Analogues and Hypoglycemia in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1828. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14775

Insulin Analogues and Hypoglycemia in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1828-1829. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14791

Antipsychotic Drug Prescribing in Nursing Homes

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1829. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14763

Antipsychotic Drug Prescribing in Nursing Homes

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1829-1830. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14767

Antipsychotic Drug Prescribing In Nursing Homes—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1830. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14795

Personal Sound Amplification Products for Hearing Loss

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1831. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14783

Personal Sound Amplification Products for Hearing Loss—Reply

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1831. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14787

Incorrect Statistical Measures and Typographical Errors

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1831-1832. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15984

Error in Flow Diagram

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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1832. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.16058
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2017;318(18):1735-1736. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.13389