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August 2015, Vol 175, No. 8, Pages 1259-1426

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1259-1261. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5079
Perspective

Less Is More

Does My Mother Really Need That Central Line?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1267. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2296

Communication—The Most Challenging Procedure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2220
Editorial

Health Policy Update 2015: Yet Another Exciting and Turbulent Year Ahead

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1274-1277. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3059
Original Investigation

Oral Appliance Therapy in Patients With Daytime Sleepiness and Snoring or Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1278-1285. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2051

Marklund and coauthors test whether an adjustable, custom-made oral appliance improves daytime sleepiness and quality of life in 96 patients with daytime sleepiness and snoring or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Effects of Interdisciplinary Team Care Interventions on General Medical Wards: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1288-1298. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2421

This systematic review assessed the quality of interdisciplinary team care interventions in general medical patients, and evidence suggests that these interventions have little effect on traditional measures of health care quality.

Efficacy of Grass Pollen Allergen Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets for Seasonal Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1301-1309. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2840

This computerized bibliographic search assesses the efficacy and safety of the sublingual tablets licensed as drugs in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis to grass pollen.

Longitudinal Associations Between Neighborhood Physical and Social Environments and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1311-1320. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2691

This population-based cohort study of the longitudinal incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus finds varying associations of incident diagnoses with neighborhood resources for healthy food and physical activity and with social environment in a population of multiethnic noninstitutionalized adults.

The Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1323-1329. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2194

This quasi-experimental study used difference-in-differences regression analyses to examine the effect of a variety of state policies on organ donation and transplantations in the United States for 2 decades.

Less Is More

Variability in Antibiotic Use Across Nursing Homes and the Risk of Antibiotic-Related Adverse Outcomes for Individual Residents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1331-1339. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2770

This longitudinal open-cohort study of antibiotic use in nursing home residents found that residents of high-use homes are exposed to an increased risk of antibiotic-related harms even if they have not directly received antibiotics.

Sudden Death in Patients With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1342-1350. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2641

This autopsy study of all incident sudden cardiac deaths in San Francisco determines causes of death in individuals with cardiac implantable electronic devices over 35 months.

Less Is More

Use of Preoperative Testing and Physicians’ Response to Professional Society Guidance

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1352-1359. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2081

This analysis shows that the release of 2002 guidance on use of routine preoperative testing was associated with a reduced incidence of routine electrocardiogram but not of plain radiography, hematocrit, urinalysis, or cardiac stress testing.

Effects of a Medical Home and Shared Savings Intervention on Quality and Utilization of Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1362-1368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2047

This population epidemiology study uses medical claims data to assess associations between participation in a US medical home intervention and changes in quality and utilization of care.

Screen of Drug Use: Diagnostic Accuracy of a New Brief Tool for Primary Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1371-1377. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2438

This study describes the development and validation of a screening instrument for drug use disorders and negative consequences of drug use for use in primary care clinics.

Urinary Incontinence Before and After Bariatric Surgery

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1378-1387. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2609

This observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals examines change in urinary incontinence before and after bariatric surgery and identifies factors associated with improvement and remission among women and men in the first 3 years after bariatric surgery.

Health Care Reform

The Strength of Association Between Surrogate End Points and Survival in Oncology: A Systematic Review of Trial-Level Meta-analyses

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1389-1398. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2829

This systematic review summarizes the available published evidence on associations between patient survival and surrogate end points used in medical oncology trials and find the correlations to be generally low.

Statin Therapy and Risk of Acute Memory Impairment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1399-1405. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2092

This cohort study uses The Health Improvement Network data to assess whether statin users show acute decline in memory compared with nonusers and compared with users of nonstatin lipid-lowering drugs.

Invited Commentary

Searching for Joy in Residency by Listening to Our Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1269-1270. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2223

Mandibular Advancement Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Answers and (More) Questions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1285-1287. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2059

Inpatient Interdisciplinary Care: Can the Goose Lay Some Golden Eggs?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1298-1300. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2430

Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Person, Place, and Precision Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1321-1322. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2701

Time to Test Incentives to Increase Organ Donation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1329-1330. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2200

This Invited Commentary discusses the effectiveness of state policies to encourage organ donation and transplantation in the United States.

Effects of Excessive Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1339-1341. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2774

The Conundrum of Unnecessary Preoperative Testing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1359-1361. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2106

Does PCMH “Work”?—The Need to Use Implementation Science to Make Sense of Conflicting Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1369-1370. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2067

Bariatric Surgery and Urinary Incontinence

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1387-1388. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2617
Editor's Note

Caveat Emptor on Sublingual Immunotherapy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1310. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2854

Strengthening Medical Device Postmarket Safety Surveillance

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1350-1351. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2650

Assessment of Drug Use Disorders

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1377. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2620

This Editor’s Note discusses the use of a new brief screening instrument for drug use disorders that can be used in the primary care setting.

Faster Drug Approvals Are Not Always Better and Can Be Worse

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1398. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2857
Special Communication

Crisis Awaiting Heart Transplantation: Sinking the Lifeboat

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1406-1409. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2203

This Special Communication encourages the medical community to reduce new listings for heart transplants and reallocate resources to improve care for patients with advanced heart failure.

Teachable Moment

When Medical Care Leads to Harm—Difficulty Finding Words: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2334

Less Is More

Preoperative Testing—A Bridge to Nowhere: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1272-1273. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2100
Research Letter

Trends in Pulmonary Function Testing Before Noncardiothoracic Surgery

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1410-1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2087

This retrospective cohort study measured trends in pulmonary function testing before noncardiothoracic surgery and assessed whether guidelines influence these trends.

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1412-1413. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2405

Computed Tomography Radiation Dose in Patients With Suspected Urolithiasis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1413-1416. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2697

This study reports that few computed tomographic examinations use an appropriately low dose of radiation among adults with suspected urolithiasis.

Less Is More

Potential of Missing Life-Threatening Arrhythmias After Limiting the Use of Cardiac Telemetry

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1416-1418. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2387

This study used the current American Heart Association guidelines to determine whether telemetry alarms affect patient management and found that, even with the alarms designated as emergency, there were few episodes of clinically important arrhythmias and change in patient management was uncommon.

Comment & Response

Nonneurologists and the Dopamine Transporter Scan

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1418. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2497

Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1419. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1633

Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1419-1420. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1636

Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1420. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1639

Changes in Hospitalizations, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes During Major Cardiovascular Meetings—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1420-1421. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1642

Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1421. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2097

Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1421-1422. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2103

Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated by Basic vs Advanced Life Support

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1422-1423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2109

American Board of Internal Medicine and Maintenance of Certification Standards

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1423-1424. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1094

Basic vs Advanced Life Support for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2112

American Board of Internal Medicine and Maintenance of Certification Standards

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1424-1425. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1097

American Board of Internal Medicine and Maintenance of Certification Standards

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1424. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1106

American Board of Internal Medicine and Maintenance of Certification Standards—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1425-1426. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1115
Correction

Incorrect Role of Funder/Sponsor Statement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1426. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3461

Errors in Figure Labels

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1426. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3731

Error in Figure and Text

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1426. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4022
Peer Reviewers List

JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2014

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1263-1266. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3262
JAMA Internal Medicine Masthead

JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1262. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5080
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