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April 2015, Vol 175, No. 4, Pages 483-659

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):483-485. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5059
Perspective

Less Is More

Unnecessary Pacemaker: Care Coordination Problems and Language Barriers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):487. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7690

Bedside Encounter

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):487-488. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8318
Editorial

Reporting Research Misconduct in the Medical Literature

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):492-493. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8052
Original Investigation

Mindfulness Meditation and Improvement in Sleep Quality and Daytime Impairment Among Older Adults With Sleep Disturbances: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):494-501. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8081

This randomized clinical trial with 2 parallel groups finds that the use of a community-accessible mindfulness meditation program resulted in improvements in sleep quality at immediate postintervention, which was superior to a highly structured sleep hygiene education program. See the Invited Commentary by Spira.

Long-term Nicotine Replacement Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):504-511. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8313

This randomized clinical trial finds that use of the nicotine patch for 24 weeks is safe, although efficacy does not extend beyond that point.

Health Care Reform

Effectiveness of Multicomponent Nonpharmacological Delirium Interventions: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):512-520. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7779

This meta-analysis finds that multicomponent nonpharmacological delirium prevention interventions are effective in reducing delirium incidence and preventing falls, with a trend toward decreasing length of stay and avoiding institutionalization. See the Invited Commentary by Greysen.

Functional Trajectories Among Older Persons Before and After Critical Illness

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):523-529. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7889

Among older persons with critical illness, this prospective cohort study finds that more than half died within 1 month or experienced significant functional decline over the following year. See the Editor’s Note by Covinsky.

Duration of Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms Over the Menopause Transition

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):531-539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8063

This multiracial/multiethnic observational study finds that frequent vasomotor symptoms lasted more than 7 years during the menopausal transition for more than half of the women and persisted for 4.5 years after the final menstrual period. See the Invited Commentary by Richard-Davis and Manson.

Association Between Sauna Bathing and Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Events

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):542-548. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8187

This prospective cohort study found that the frequency of sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of fatal cardiovascular and all-cause mortality events.

Barriers to Goals of Care Discussions With Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients and Their Families: A Multicenter Survey of Clinicians

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):549-556. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7732

This multicenter survey study found that hospital-based clinicians perceive the most important barriers to goals of care discussions to be factors related to patients and family members.

Functional Impairment and Hospital Readmission in Medicare Seniors

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):559-565. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7756

This nationally representative cohort study of Medicare seniors shows that functional impairment is associated with increased risk of 30-day, all-cause hospital readmission. See also the invited commentary by Burke and Jha.

Research Misconduct Identified by the US Food and Drug Administration: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of the Peer-Reviewed Literature

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):567-577. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7774

This cross-sectional analysis finds that significant departures from good clinical practice in clinical trials identified by the FDA are seldom reflected in the peer-reviewed literature, even when there is evidence of data fabrication or other forms of research misconduct.

Effects of Low Blood Pressure in Cognitively Impaired Elderly Patients Treated With Antihypertensive Drugs

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):578-585. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8164

This cohort study finds that low daytime systolic blood pressure was independently associated with a greater progression of cognitive decline in older patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment among those treated with antihypertensive drugs. See the Invited Commentary by Sabayan and Westendorp.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission at Each Step of the Care Continuum in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):588-596. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8180

This multistep, static, deterministic model that combined national population data finds that sequential steps along the HIV care continuum were associated with reduced HIV transmission rates. See the Invited Commentary by Giordano.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Use of Preventive Services: The Role of Practice Socioeconomic Context

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):598-606. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8263

This dynamic cohort study suggests that increased implementation of the patient-centered medical home model has significantly greater potential to increase cancer screening in lower socioeconomic status settings.

Prescription Opioid Duration of Action and the Risk of Unintentional Overdose Among Patients Receiving Opioid Therapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):608-615. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8071

This propensity score–adjusted cohort study finds that the risk of unintentional opioid overdose injury is related to the prescribed opioid’s duration of action. Accompanying editorial by Katz.

Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections After Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Adolescent Females

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):617-623. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7886

This longitudinal study found that human papillomavirus vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections.

Less Is More

Hospital Ward Antibiotic Prescribing and the Risks of Clostridium difficile Infection

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):626-633. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8273

This retrospective cohort study supports the use of antibiotic stewardship as a means of preventing Clostridium difficile infection.

Invited Commentary

Being Mindful of Later-Life Sleep Quality and Its Potential Role in Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):502-503. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8093

Delirium and the “Know-Do” Gap in Acute Care for Elders

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):521-522. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7786

Vasomotor Symptom Duration in Midlife Women—Research Overturns Dogma

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):540-541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8099

Goals of Care Discussion: How Hard It Can Be

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):557-558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7740

Patients’ Functional Status and Hospital Readmissions: Remembering What Matters

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):565-566. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7759

Blood Pressure Control and Cognitive Impairment—Why Low Is Not Always Better

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):586-587. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8202

The HIV Treatment Cascade—A New Tool in HIV Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):596-597. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8199

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Sexual Activity: How Do We Best Address Parent and Physician Concerns?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):624-625. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7894

Uncovering the Role of Antibiotics in the Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):633-634. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8279

Market Exclusivity for Top-Selling Pharmaceuticals: Too Long, Too Short, or Just Right?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):637-638. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7972

Challenges in Choosing Wisely’s International Future: Support, Evidence, and Burnout

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):644-645. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8122
Editor's Note

The Critical Importance of Functional Status in Critical Illness

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):530. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7897

Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):548. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8206

Hope for Decreasing Socioeconomic Disparities

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):607. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8270

Mitigating the Dangers of Opioids

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):616. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8096

Time for Professional Societies to Be Bold and Wise

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):647. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7883
Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Antibiotics “Just-In-Case” in a Patient With Aspiration Pneumonitis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):489-490. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8030

Less Is More

What Are the Patient’s Wishes?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):490-491. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7991
Research Letter

Variations in Time of Market Exclusivity Among Top-Selling Prescription Drugs in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):635-637. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7968

Less Is More

Patterns of Use and Cost for Inappropriate Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer in the United States: Use and Misuse

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):638-640. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8020

Less Is More

Creating a List of Low-Value Health Care Activities in Swiss Primary Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):640-642. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8111

Less Is More

Development of Choosing Wisely Recommendations for an Inpatient Internal Medicine Service

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):642-644. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8119

Less Is More

Stress Testing Before Low-Risk Surgery: So Many Recommendations, So Little Overuse

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):645-647. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7877
Comment & Response

Adjunctive Diagnostic Procedures for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):647-648. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8003

Improving Physician Well-Being

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):648-649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7844

Improving Physician Well-Being

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7850

Improving Physician Well-Being—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):649-650. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7865

Sex-Specific Chest Pain Characteristics

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):650. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8060

Effect of Wine Consumption on Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):650. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8068

Sex-Specific Chest Pain Characteristics—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):650. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8075

Effect of Wine Consumption on Mortality—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):651. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8078

Less Is More

Evaluating Clinical Management Decisions by Recent Graduates in the Era of High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):651-652. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8087

Evaluating Clinical Management Decisions by Recent Graduates in the Era of High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):652-653. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8090

For Deep Vein Thrombosis, Follow the Randomized Trials

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):653. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8171

For Deep Vein Thrombosis, Follow the Randomized Trials—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):653-654. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8177

Metrics for Evaluating the Quality of Handovers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):654-655. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7994

What Ecologic Analyses Cannot Tell Us About Medical Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Pain Medication Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):655-656. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8006

Metrics for Evaluating the Quality of Handovers—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):655. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8024

What Ecologic Analyses Cannot Tell Us About Medical Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Pain Medication Mortality—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):656-657. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8027

Concern About the Use of Venlafaxine to Treat Vasomotor Symptoms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):657-658. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7988

β-Blockers in Diabetic Patients With Heart Failure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):657. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8009

β-Blockers in Diabetic Patients With Heart Failure—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):657. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8017

Concern About the Use of Venlafaxine to Treat Vasomotor Symptoms—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):658-659. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7997
Correction

Error in Methods

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):659. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0733

Error in Figures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):659. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0994
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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):486. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5060
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