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October 2017, Vol 177, No. 10, Pages 1-1544

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1405-1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6169
Viewpoint

Sharing Medicine

Sharing and Healing Through Storytelling in Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1409-1410. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2996

This Viewpoint describes an organization created to share stories and experiences of medical professionals.

Using Risk Stratification to Reduce Medical Errors in Cervical Cancer Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1411-1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3999

This Viewpoint posits that safely and effectively implementing consensus guidelines for Papanicolou and human papillomavirus testing for cervical cancer prevention requires accurate risk stratification of patients.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Making All Lives Matter in Medicine From the Inside Out

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1413-1414. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1981

This Viewpoint examines racial bias in the health care workplace.

Perspective

Less Is More

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1420-1421. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3628

Mistakes Were Made (by Me)

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1422-1423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3781
Editorial

Meeting the Needs of Patients for Specialty Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1417. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3778

A Call for Social Responsibility and Suicide Risk Screening, Prevention, and Early Intervention Following the Release of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1418-1419. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3388
Original Investigation

Informed Consent to Study Purpose in Randomized Clinical Trials of Antibiotics, 1991 Through 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1-8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3820

This cross-sectional analysis of trial documents submitted to regulators examines the degree to which the study purpose is explained to potential participants in randomized clinical trials of antibiotics.

Health Care Reform

Social Determinants of Health in Managed Care Payment Formulas

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1424-1430. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3317

This modeling analysis adds social determinants of health variables to a diagnosis-based payment formula that allocates funds to managed care plans and physician networks.

Less Is More

Association of Dissemination of an Educational Communication Tool With Docusate Administration

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1433-1436. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3605

This study assesses the association of dissemination of an educational document about the lack of efficacy of docusate with docusate administration and whether changes in docusate administration were associated with changes in the administration of comparable laxatives.

Effectiveness of a Timing and Coordination Group Exercise Program to Improve Mobility in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1437-1444. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3609

This cluster-randomized trial compares the effectiveness of a group exercise program that focuses on the timing and coordination of movement with a seated strength, endurance, and flexibility program (usual care) on function, disability, and walking ability of older adults.

Association of State Access Standards With Accessibility to Specialists for Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1445-1451. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3766

This study compares ratings of access to specialists for adult Medicaid and commercial insurance enrollees before and after the implementation of specialty access standards.

Development and Validation of a Tool to Identify Patients With Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Hypoglycemia-Related Emergency Department or Hospital Use

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1461-1470. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3844

This study develops and validates a risk stratification tool to categorize risk of future hypoglycemia-related emergency department or hospital use in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Effects of Oral vs Transdermal Estrogen Therapy on Sexual Function in Early PostmenopauseAncillary Study of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS)

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1471-1479. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3877

This ancillary study of a randomized clinical trial assesses the effects of oral or transdermal estrogen therapy vs placebo on sexual function in postmenopausal women.

Collaborative Care for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders in Primary CareThe SUMMIT Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1480-1488. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3947

This randomized clinical trial examines whether collaborative care for patients with opioid and/or alcohol use disorders improves the delivery of evidence-based treatments and increases self-reported abstinence compared with usual primary care.

Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1489-1497. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3958

This cohort study examines the association of evidence-based care processes in routine care for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia with mortality at Veterans Health Administration hospitals.

Association Between More Intensive vs Less Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering and Risk of Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 to 5A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1498-1505. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4377

This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials investigates if more intensive compared with less intensive blood pressure control is associated with reduced mortality risk in persons with chronic kidney disease stages 3 to 5.

Invited Commentary

Lessons From an Educational Never Event

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1415-1416. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3055

Health Care Reform

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Spending

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1431-1432. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3325

What Should Patients Be Told About Noninferiority Studies?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1459-1460. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3825

The Ideal Blood Pressure Target for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease—Searching for the Sweet Spot

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1506-1507. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4467

Less Is More

Toward Improving Patient SafetySystems-Based Approaches Are Our Best Way Forward

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1514-1515. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2987
Special Communication

Less Is More

Eliminating Creatine Kinase–Myocardial Band Testing in Suspected Acute Coronary SyndromeA Value-Based Quality Improvement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1508-1512. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3597

This Special Communication discusses the benefits of eliminating creatine kinase–myocardial band testing in suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy—Does One Size Fit All?A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1513-1514. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2778

This Teachable Moment illustrates the complexity of determining the appropriateness and timing of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the management of heart failure.

Less Is More

Unnecessary Staging Imaging in Early-Stage Breast CancerA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1516-1517. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2785

This Teachable Moment uses the details of a case report to evaluate the risks and benefits of staging imaging in early-stage breast cancer.

The Harms of Empirical Bowel RegimensA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1518-1519. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3653

This Teachable Moment describes a hospitalized patient with nosocomial diarrhea caused by unnecessary prescription of laxatives and discusses the potential harms of this routine practice.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Macroscopic T-Wave AlternansA Red Flag for Code Blue

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1520-1522. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3191
Research Letter

Firearm Violence

Association Between Enactment of a “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Law and Unlawful Homicides in Florida

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1523-1524. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3433

This study analyzes data on homicides to evaluate changes in the number of justifiable and unlawful homicides in Florida following the enactment of a “stand your ground” law.

Hours Worked Among US Dual Physician Couples With Children, 2000 to 2015

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1524-1525. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3437

This Research Letter estimates weekly hours worked for married, dual-physician couples.

Health Care Reform

Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1525-1527. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3489

This study uses data from the Premier Alliance database to assess factors associated with the use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in smokers hospitalized for coronary heart disease.

Internet Searches for Suicide Following the Release of 13 Reasons Why

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1527-1529. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3333

This quasiexperimental examination of internet search results determines that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.

Association of Frequency of Lipid Testing With Changes in Lipid-Lowering Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1529-1531. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3954

This study examines clinician rationale for ordering monitoring lipid panels among patients on statin therapy and the association of treatment changes with testing.

Association of Insurance Gains and Losses With Access to Prescription Drugs

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1531-1532. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4011

Using longitudinal data from the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, this study examines the association of insurance gains and losses with prescription drug access.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Distribution of Medical Education Debt by Specialty, 2010-2016

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1532-1535. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4023

This survey study analyzes the trends in the distribution of medical education debt by focusing on the increase in graduates without such debt.

Comment & Response

Consequences of Recent Anti-immigration Policy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1535. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3483

Consequences of Recent Anti-Immigration Policy—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1535-1536. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3486

Migraines—The Parable of the People Who Were Blind and the Elephant

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1536. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3510

Subgroup Claims Are Hype, Not Hope

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1536-1537. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3721

Consider Quality of Life to Improve Quality of Cancer Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1537. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3694

Consider Quality of Life to Improve Quality of Cancer Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1537-1538. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3697

Consider Quality of Life to Improve Quality of Cancer Guidelines—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1538-1539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3700

Current Shortcomings of Camera Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3833

Current Shortcomings of Camera Screening—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1539-1540. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3836

Effects of Reminder Devices on Medication Adherence—An Assistive Technology Perspective

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1540-1541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3996

Open VA Data Sets to Non-VA Researchers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4192

Cytomegalovirus in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1541-1542. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4395

Cytomegalovirus in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1542-1543. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4398

Cytomegalovirus in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1543. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4401

β-Blockers and Diltiazem Combination—Bear in Mind the Risk of Heart Block

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1543-1544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4765

The Dangers of Polypharmacy in Elderly Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4790
Correction

Omission of Conflicts of Interest

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5550

Error in Author’s Address

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6116

Extraneous Sentence in the Abstract

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6121
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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(10):1419. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5524
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