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April 2016, Vol 176, No. 4, Pages 421-568

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):421-423. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4870
Viewpoint

Health Care Reform

What Other Industries Can Learn From Health Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):425-426. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8406

This Viewpoint discusses the ideals and values that other industries can learn from health care organizations.

The Challenge of New Legislation on Physician-Assisted Death

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):427-428. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0047

This Viewpoint discusses the need for international cooperation in deciding how professional societies, academic medical centers, medical groups, and health care systems can best integrate physician-assisted death into their practices.

Health Information Exchange—Obvious Choice or Pipe Dream?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):429-430. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0149

This Viewpoint discusses a business case for health information exchange and its effects on clinical care and its improvement of patient outcomes.

Editorial

Screening for Depression—A Tale of Two Questions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):436-438. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8493

The USPSTF Position on Vision Screening of Adults—Seeing Is Believing?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):438-439. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0222

US Food and Drug Administration Approval of Flibanserin: Even the Score Does Not Add Up

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):439-442. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0073
Original Investigation

Preventing Postpartum Smoking Relapse: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):443-452. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0248

In this randomized clinical trial, among pregnant women who recently had quit smoking, intervention telephone calls and in-person visits were conducted through 24 weeks’ postpartum, and the relative efficacy of 2 different approaches to prevent postpartum relapse are compared.

Efficacy and Safety of Flibanserin for the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):453-462. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8565

This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials assesses the efficacy and safety of flibanserin for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women.

Analysis of Prescribers’ Notes in Electronic Prescriptions in Ambulatory Practice

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):463-470. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7786

This study evaluates the appropriateness of free-text notes added by prescribers in a nationally representative electronic prescribing system used in ambulatory care.

Changes in Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication and Dietary Supplement Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2005 vs 2011

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):473-482. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8581

In a nationally representative sample of older adults, this study characterizes changes in the prevalence of medication use and quantifies the frequency and types of potential major drug-drug interactions.

Preventability and Causes of Readmissions in a National Cohort of General Medicine Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):484-493. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7863

This observational study of general medicine patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge to 12 US academic medical centers investigates preventability of readmissions and uses these estimates to prioritize areas for improvement.

International Validity of the HOSPITAL Score to Predict 30-Day Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):496-502. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8462

This cohort study tests the HOSPITAL score—a tool to identify likelihood of hospital readmission based on 7 readily available predictors—on 117 065 adults across 4 countries and identifies patients at high risk of 30-day potentially avoidable readmission.

Syncope and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk: A Danish Nationwide Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):503-510. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8606

This Danish nationwide cohort study evaluates whether there is excess risk of motor vehicle crashes among patients with syncope compared with the general population.

Coronary Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in China: 10-Year Results From the China PEACE-Retrospective CathPCI Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):512-521. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0166

The China PEACE-Retrospective CathPCI Study evaluates the change in the use of coronary artery catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention in Chinese urban hospitals.

The Burden of Hypertension and Associated Risk for Cardiovascular Mortality in China

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):524-532. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0190

This national cohort study examines the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and control of hypertension and assesses the effect of hypertension on cardiovascular disease mortality among adults in China.

Bereaved Caregiver Perspectives on the End-of-Life Experience of Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):534-539. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8528

This qualitative study describes the experience of bereaved caregivers and patients at the end of life who have a left ventricular assist device.

Invited Commentary

Free-Text Notes as a Marker of Needed Improvements in Electronic Prescribing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):471-472. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8562

Less Is More

Polypharmacy—Time to Get Beyond Numbers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):482-483. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8597

Reducing Readmissions—Destination or Journey?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):493-495. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8603

Syncope and the Risk of a Subsequent Motor Vehicle Crash

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):510-511. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8617

Caring for Coronary Artery Disease in China: Managing Modernization

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):521-523. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0198

Reducing the Burden of Hypertension: China’s Long March Ahead

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):532-533. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0213

Learning From Caregivers About the End of Life in Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):540-541. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0275
Editor's Note

Preventing Smoking Relapse After Delivery—Maintaining a Pregnant Pause

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):452. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0360

Use of Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Is in the Eye of the Beholder

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):547-548. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8104

Adapting Health Education for the Internet Age

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):554-555. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0007

Making Electronic Health Records Work Better for Patient Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):560. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0219
Teachable Moment

Hemodialysis in a Healthy Patient—A Case of an Erroneous Laboratory Result: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):431-432. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8447

This case of a 49-year-old woman who was admitted for presumed methanol poisoning highlights the importance of ordering appropriate investigations and considering an unexpected laboratory value in the context of the patient’s clinical signs and symptoms.

Less Is More

Misanalysis of Urinalysis: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):432-433. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0067

This Teachable Moment discusses the consequences that can arise from antibiotic overuse in the setting of asymptomatic pyuria and misinterpretation of urinalyses.

Less Is More

Severe Mitral Regurgitation in Hypovolemic Shock Masquerading as Mitral Valve Perforation: A Rising Tide Lifts an Anchor

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):433-435. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0202

This Teachable Moment examines the effect of a simple leg raise (volume loading) on the dynamic left ventricular outflow tract and mitral regurgitation.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

An Elderly Patient With Palpitation and a Negative Nuclear Stress Test Result

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):542-544. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0023
Research Letter

Nondisclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use to Primary Care Physicians: Findings From the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):545-546. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8593

This study assesses the patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in the United States and reasons for its nondisclosure.

Differences in Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Among Urologists and Primary Care Physicians Following the 2012 USPSTF Recommendations

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):546-547. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7901

This survey study compares the use of prostate-specific antigen testing among men aged 50 to 74 years before and after the 2012 United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines were issued.

Less Is More

Variations in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Use and Outcomes in Michigan Hospitals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):548-551. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8402

This multicenter study examines whether recently developed and evolving guidelines may reduce current substantial variation in indications, patterns of use, and outcomes of the use of peripherally inserted central catheters.

Publication of Clinical Studies Supporting FDA Premarket Approval for High-Risk Cardiovascular Devices Between 2011 and 2013: A Cross-sectional Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):551-552. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.8590

This study examines the publication and reporting of studies supporting novel high-risk cardiovascular devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

News and Internet Searches About Human Immunodeficiency Virus After Charlie Sheen’s Disclosure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):552-554. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0003

This study examines trends for information about human immunodeficiency virus in the mass media and on the Internet after celebrity disclosure of infection with the virus.

Medical End-of-Life Practices in Switzerland: A Comparison of 2001 and 2013

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):555-556. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7676

This study assesses the trends in physician-assisted suicide and other medical end-of-life practices in Switzerland.

Characteristics and Public Availability of Results of Clinical Trials on Rare Diseases Registered at Clinicaltrials.gov

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):556-558. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0137

This study describes the characteristics of completed phase 3 or 4 clinical trials in rare diseases registered at clinicaltrials.gov and assesses whether their results are publicly available.

The Burden of Inbox Notifications in Commercial Electronic Health Records

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):559-560. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0209

This study quantifies the notifications that physicians received via inboxes of commercial electronic health records to estimate their burden.

Comment & Response

Drug-Induced Torsades de Pointes and Genetic Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):560-561. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0070

Drug-Induced Torsades de Pointes and Genetic Screening—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):561. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0076

Progress Toward Consensus on Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines and Reducing Screening Harms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):561-562. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0187

Progress Toward Consensus on Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines and Reducing Screening Harms—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):562-563. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0225

Association of β-Blocker Treatment With Adverse Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):563. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0256

Association of β-Blocker Treatment With Adverse Outcomes in Hypertensive Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):563-564. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0285

Choosing Wisely Recommendations Using Administrative Claims Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):564. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0342

Choosing Wisely Recommendations Using Administrative Claims Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):565. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0345

Choosing Wisely Recommendations Using Administrative Claims Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):565-566. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0357

Balancing Accelerated Approval for Drugs With Accelerated Withdrawal

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):566-567. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0351

Choosing Wisely Recommendations Using Administrative Claims Data—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):566. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0371

Better Training to Control Potential Outbreaks

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):567-568. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0354

Balancing Accelerated Approval for Drugs With Accelerated Withdrawal—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):567. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0374
Correction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):568. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0624

Error in Supplement Sample Description

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(4):568. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0990
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