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November 2014, Vol 174, No. 11, Pages 1713-1875

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1713-1715. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10681
Viewpoint

Addiction Medicine: The Birth of a New Discipline

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1717-1718. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4211

The Food and Drug Administration's Unique Device Identification System: Better Postmarket Data on the Safety and Effectiveness of Medical Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1719-1720. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4195

This Viewpoint describes the Food and Drug Administration’s unique device identification system for medical devices and recommends that federal agencies, specialty societies, and health care organizations collaborate to ensure that the system’s potential is fulfilled.

Chemotherapy Parity Laws: A Remedy for High Drug Costs?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1721-1722. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4878

Wang et al discuss chemo laws.

Perspective

Less Is More

Balanced Coagulopathy in Cirrhosis—Clinical Implications: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1723-1724. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4023

Less Is More

More Than Skin Deep—The Costs of Antibiotic Overuse: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1724-1725. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4026

Less Is More

Does My Patient Still Need This Central Venous Catheter?A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1725-1726. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4208
Original Investigation

Lactulose vs Polyethylene Glycol 3350-Electrolyte Solution for Treatment of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy: The HELP Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1727-1733. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4746

Polyethylene glycol 3350-electrolyte solution (PEG) led to more rapid hepatic encephalopathy (HE) resolution than standard therapy, suggesting that PEG may be superior to standard lactulose therapy in cirrhotic patients hospitalized for acute HE.

Brief Intervention for Patients With Problematic Drug Use Presenting in Emergency Departments: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1736-1745. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4052

Among drug-using emergency department patients, Bogenschutz and colleagues contrast the effects of a brief intervention with telephone boosters with those of (1) screening, assessment, and referral to treatment and (2) minimal screening only, finding that even a relatively robust brief intervention did not improve substance use outcomes.

Association Between Arterial Catheter Use and Hospital Mortality in Intensive Care Units

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1746-1754. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3297

Gershengorn et al evaluated patients in 139 intensive care units to determine whether an association exists between arterial catheter use and hospital mortality in this population.

Intermittent vs Continuous Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy for High-Risk Bleeding Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1755-1762. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4056

Sachar et al compare intermittent proton pump inhibitor therapy with the currently recommended intravenous bolus plus continuous-infusion regimen for reduction of ulcer rebleeding.

Less Is More

Use of Medications of Questionable Benefit in Advanced Dementia

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1763-1771. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4103

Tjia et al estimate the prevalence of medications with questionable benefit used by nursing home residents with advanced dementia and identify the characteristics and costs associated with such use.

Assessing the Safety and Effectiveness of Devices After US Food and Drug Administration Approval: FDA-Mandated Postapproval Studies

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1773-1779. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4194

This descriptive study discusses how the lack of information on the effect of Postapproval studies ordered in recent years limit their ability to answer important questions about the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. See also the Invited Commentary by Sharfstein.

Lack of Publicly Available Scientific Evidence on the Safety and Effectiveness of Implanted Medical Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1781-1787. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4193

This study reports a lack of publicly available scientific evidence of substantial equivalence for medical devices and their predicates cleared by the FDA through the 501(k) process between 2008 and 2012.

Early Mortality After Aortic Valve Replacement With Mechanical Prosthetic vs Bioprosthetic Valves Among Medicare Beneficiaries: A Population-Based Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1788-1795. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4300

Du et al compare early mortality after aortic valve replacement (AVR) between the recipients of mechanical and bioprosthetic aortic valves and between the subgroups who undergo isolated AVR vs concurrent coronary artery bypass graft.

Health Care Reform

Home-Based Primary Care and the Risk of Ambulatory Care–Sensitive Condition Hospitalization Among Older Veterans With Diabetes Mellitus

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1796-1803. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4327

In a retrospective cohort study, Edwards et al characterize the association between enrollment in Home-Based Primary Care, a program operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and hospitalizations owing to an ambulatory care–sensitive condition among older veterans with diabetes mellitus. See the Invited Commentary by Federman and Soriano.

Quality of Care for Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia in the United States, 2006 to 2010

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1806-1814. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4501

Lee and coauthors report that performance of processes of care for elderly patients hospitalized for pneumonia improved substantially from 2006 to 2010.

Efficacy of Device-Guided Breathing for Hypertension in Blinded, Randomized, Active-Controlled Trials: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1815-1821. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4336

Landman and colleagues assess the efficacy of device-guided breathing on blood pressure in a meta-analysis of patient data from blinded, randomized, active-controlled trials.

Sex Differences in Short-term and Long-term All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated by Primary Percutaneous Intervention: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1822-1830. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4762

In comparing men and women with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention, this meta-analysis found an increased mortality in women but which is likely confounded by differences in cardiovascular risk factors and clinical profiles between sexes.

Invited Commentary

Polyethylene Glycol for Hepatic Encephalopathy: A New Solution to Purge an Old Problem?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1734-1735. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3501

Improving Prescribing Practices Late in Life: A Task for all Clinicians, Not Just Nursing Home Physicians

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1771-1772. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3277

Improving Medical Device Regulation: A Work in Progress

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1779-1780. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3211

More Promise for Home-Based Primary Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1804-1805. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3399

It Is Time to Stop Screening for Prostate Cancer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1841-1842. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3078

Overcrowded Emergency Departments: Is Sunlight Enough of a Disinfectant?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1846-1847. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1174

The Kidney Connection: Holy Grail or Wild Goose Chase?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1851-1852. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3139

Less Is More

A Call for Evidence-Based Telemetry Monitoring: The Beep Goes On

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1855-1856. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3502
Editor's Note

Preventable Readmission—Is It in the Eye of the Beholder?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1872-1873. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3105
Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Prolongation of a Prolonged QT: A Case of an Undiagnosed Congenital Long QT Syndrome

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1831-1833. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4047

A Case of Nonischemic T-Wave Inversions: Off the Deep End

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1834-1836. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4754

Trends in Pathogens Among Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia From 1993 to 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1837-1839. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4344

Contemporary Nationwide Patterns of Self-reported Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1839-1841. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4117

Association Between Emergency Department Length of Stay and Rates of Admission to Inpatient and Observation Services

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1843-1846. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3467

Timeliness of Care in US Emergency Departments: An Analysis of Newly Released Metrics From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1847-1849. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3431

Renal Artery Revascularization: Updated Meta-analysis With the CORAL Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1849-1851. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4332

Less Is More

Altering Overuse of Cardiac Telemetry in Non–Intensive Care Unit Settings by Hardwiring the Use of American Heart Association Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1852-1854. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4491

National Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors From 2007 to 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1856-1858. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2900

Uptake of Generic Drug Discount Program Among Vulnerable Populations

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1858-1860. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4497

Use of Internist's Free Time by Ambulatory Care Electronic Medical Record Systems

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1860-1863. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4506

Antidepressant Dosage and Suicidal Ideation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1863-1865. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4509

Inpatient Attire: An Opportunity to Improve the Patient Experience

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1865-1867. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4513

The Cost of Defensive Medicine on 3 Hospital Medicine Services

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1867-1868. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4649

Underrepresentation of Women, Elderly Patients, and Racial Minorities in the Randomized Trials Used for Cardiovascular Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1868-1870. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4758

Readmissions in the Era of Patient Engagement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1870-1872. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4782
Comment & Response

Risks and Benefits of Antihypertensive Medications in Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1873. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4517

Risks and Benefits of Antihypertensive Medications in Older Adults—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1873-1874. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4520

New EMA Policy—Further Measures Needed to Support Comparative Effectiveness Assessments

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1874-1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7722
Correction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5360

Missing Conflict of Interest Disclosure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5554

Error in Conflict of Interest Disclosures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5566

Missing Previous Presentation Information

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5792

Error in Discussion

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1875. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5823
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