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August 2016, Vol 176, No. 8, Pages 1047-1236

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1047-1049. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4894
Viewpoint

Reducing Homelessness by Embracing Housing as a Medicaid Benefit

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1051-1052. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2615

This Viewpoint examines how loosening federal restrictions on the use of Medicaid funds for housing could benefit the health and quality of life for the homeleless population while also reducing medical costs.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Preventing Type 2 Diabetes—Addressing Socioeconomic Disadvantage

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1053-1054. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2952

This Viewpoint examines socioeconomic factors associated with type 2 diabetes.

Perspective

Health Care Reform

Ascertaining Costs and Benefits of Colonoscopy More Difficult Than the Procedure Itself

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3292

Partial Codes—When “Less” May Not Be “More”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1057-1058. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2522

Less Is More

The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1060-1061. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2932
Editorial

Cancer Center Advertising—Where Hope Meets Hype

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1068-1070. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3278

JAMA Internal Medicine—The Year in Review, 2015

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1068. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4041

Fecal Blood Testing or Colonoscopy: What Is the Best Method for Colorectal Cancer Screening?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1071-1073. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3892

This editorial discusses the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Original Investigation

Effects of Moderate and Vigorous Exercise on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1074-1082. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3202

This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of moderate and vigorous exercise on intrahepatic triglyceride content and metabolic risk factors among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Effect of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) on Conduction System Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1085-1092. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2502

This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of pharmacologic therapy and clinical risk factors on incident conduction system disease in patients with hypertension.

Quality of End-of-Life Care Provided to Patients With Different Serious Illnesses

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1095-1102. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1200

This cross-sectional study compares patterns of end-of-life care and family-rated quality of care for patients in the Veterans Affairs health system dying with different serious illnesses.

Association Between Achieved Low-Density Lipoprotein Levels and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Taking Statin Treatment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1105-1113. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2751

This study assesses the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels achieved with statin treatment and cardiovascular events in patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease.

Pharmaceutical Industry–Sponsored Meals and Physician Prescribing Patterns for Medicare Beneficiaries

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1114-1122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2765

This study explores whether receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals by physicians is associated with their prescribing the promoted brand-name drug at higher rates to Medicare beneficiaries.

Association of Higher Consumption of Foods Derived From Subsidized Commodities With Adverse Cardiometabolic Risk Among US Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1124-1132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2410

This cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data investigates whether higher consumption of foods derived from subsidized food commodities is associated with adverse cardiometabolic risk in the adult general population.

Association of Specific Dietary Fats With Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1134-1145. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2417

This cohort study examines the associations of specific dietary fats with total and cause-specific mortality in 2 large ongoing cohort studies of men and women.

Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1146-1154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2940

This population-based study examines the incidence of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in individuals with type 2 diabetes based on socioeconomic status.

ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Coronary Heart Disease: Pooling Project of 19 Cohort Studies

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1155-1166. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2925

This study evaluates biomarkers of seafood-derived eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid and plant-derived α-linolenic acid for incident coronary heart disease.

Association Between Medicare Accountable Care Organization Implementation and Spending Among Clinically Vulnerable Beneficiaries

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1167-1175. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2827

This cohort study estimates the effect of Medicare accountable care organization contracts on spending and high-cost institutional use for all Medicare beneficiaries and for clinically vulnerable beneficiaries.

Risk of Bleeding and Thrombosis in Patients 70 Years or Older Using Vitamin K Antagonists

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1176-1183. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3057

This study examines the association between age and the risk of bleeding and thrombosis in patients older than70 years who were treated with a vitamin K antagonist.

Invited Commentary

Less Is More

Partial Codes—A Symptom of a Larger Problem

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1058-1059. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2540

Health Care Reform

The Team Approach to Advanced Cancer Care—Redefining the Gold Standard

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1062-1063. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2949

Less Is More

Moderate Exercise for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1083-1084. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3221

Can Cardiac Conduction System Disease Be Prevented?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2863

Family Assessment of Quality of Care in the Last Month of Life

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1102-1104. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1208

How Society Subsidizes Big Food and Poor Health

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3068

Less Is More

Habitual Prescribing of Laxatives—It’s Time to Flush Outdated Protocols Down the Drain

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1217-1219. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2780
Editor's Note

Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels and Statin Treatment—A Moving Target?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1113. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2784

Industry Payments to Physicians and Prescribing of Brand-name Drugs

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1123. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2959

Anticoagulation in the Very Old

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1184. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3065
Special Communication

Health Care Reform

Policy Framework for Covering Preventive Services Without Cost Sharing: Saving Lives and Saving Money?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1185-1189. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3052

This Special Communication proposes a new, comprehensive framework and associated criteria to help policy makers develop a more evidence-based, consistent, and ethically sound approach for covering preventive services without cost sharing.

Health Care Reform

Reexamining the Efficacy and Value of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1190-1194. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3071

This article examines the role of percutaneous coronary intervention in the treatment of patients with stable ischemic heart disease.

Review

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1195-1204. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2648

This review examines which patients derive benefit from being prescribed aspirin for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Evidence to Practice

Health Care Reform

Diagnosis and Management of Menopause: The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1205-1206. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2761

This Evidence to Practice report highlights the menopause guidelines recently published by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence and suggests directions for full implementation.

Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Massive Rectal Hemorrhage After Prostate Biopsy: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1064-1065. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2525

This Teachable Moment examines the potential risks associated with prostate biopsy procedures.

Less Is More

A Common Cause of Cranial Nerve VI Palsy—Hidden in Plain Sight: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1066-1067. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2661

This case of an otherwise healthy man in his 30s who presented to an optometrist with sudden-onset horizontal diplopia and blurry vision illustrates the importance of assessing the prior probability of an underlying disease before diagnostic testing is undertaken and considering how test results may influence treatment.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Isolated Right Ventricular Myocardial Infarction: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1207-1210. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3085

Chest Pain in a Patient With Left Bundle Branch Block

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1211-1212. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3225
Research Letter

Trends in Cancer-Center Spending on Advertising in the United States, 2005 to 2014

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1214-1216. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0780

This analysis examines the effect of advertising by cancer centers on the quality and costs of cancer care in the United States.

Less Is More

Pattern of Inpatient Laxative Use: Waste Not, Want Not

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1216-1217. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2775

Using data from a single Canadian health center, this study examines the annual costs of prescribing laxatives in medical and surgical units.

Less Is More

Patient and Physician Attitudes Toward Low-Value Diagnostic Tests

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1219-1221. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2936

This study examines patient and clinician perceptions of high-value care and its association with unnecessary interventions.

Availability and Dissemination of Results From US Food and Drug Administration–Mandated Postapproval Studies for Medical Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1221-1223. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2955

This study analyses the availability of results from postapproval studies of medical devices.

Interrupted Time Series Analysis of the Effect of Rescheduling Alprazolam in Australia: Taking Control of Prescription Drug Use

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1223-1225. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2992

This study evaluates the effect of rescheduling alprazolam on benzodiazepine prescribing, dispensing, and intentional poisonings.

Comment & Response

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters—Improving Appropriateness With a Dedicated and Rigorous Team

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1225. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3295

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters—Improving Appropriateness With a Dedicated and Rigorous Team—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3312

Text Messaging and Medication Adherence—Do We Have a Missed Call?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1226-1227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3609

Text Messaging and Medication Adherence—Do We Have a Missed Call?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3612

Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation of Laboratory Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1227-1228. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3714

Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation of Laboratory Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1228. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3717

Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation of Laboratory Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1228-1229. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3720

Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation Of Laboratory Results—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1229-1230. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3729

Syncope While Driving in Denmark

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1230. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3723

Syncope While Driving in Denmark—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1230-1231. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3732

Caregiver Perspectives on End-of-Life Experiences of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1231. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3726

Caregiver Perspectives on End-of-Life Experiences of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3735

Further Limitations of the HOSPITAL Score in US Hospitals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1232-1233. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3816

Uncontrolled Hypertension and Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in China

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1233-1234. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3819

Further Limitations of the HOSPITAL Score in US Hospitals—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1233. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3822

Uncontrolled Hypertension and Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in China—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1234. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3825

Electronic Health Records Quantify Previously Existing Phenomenon—Physicians Spend Hours Coordinating Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1234-1235. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3889

Electronic Health Records Quantify Previously Existing Phenomenon—Physicians Spend Hours Coordinating Care—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1235-1236. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3901
Correction

Incorrect Values in a Table

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1236. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3981
Peer Reviewers List

JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2016

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):e164043. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4043
JAMA Internal Medicine Masthead

JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1050. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4895
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