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April 2017, Vol 177, No. 4, Pages 453-600

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):453-455. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6139
Viewpoint

Copy Fees and Limitation of Patients’ Access to Their Own Medical Records

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):457-458. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8560

This Viewpoint addresses fees that patients must pay for copies of their personal medical records and how the availability of digital medical records can improve this situation.

Editorial

Further Elucidation of the Potential Benefits of Testosterone Therapy in Older Men

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9576

Addressing Ethical Lapses in Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):461-462. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9579

Screening for Obstructive Sleep ApneaImportant to Find, but How Hard Should We Look?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):463-464. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9538

Advancing the Needs of Patients in the Trump Era

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):465-466. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9542

Screening Pelvic ExaminationsThe Emperor’s New Clothes, Now in 3 Sizes?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):467-468. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0271

This Editorial details the uncertainty and disagreement among professional medical groups regarding screening pelvic examinations for asymptomatic women.

JAMA Internal Medicine—The Year in Review, 2016

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):469-470. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0127
Original Investigation

Effect of Testosterone Treatment on Volumetric Bone Density and Strength in Older Men With Low TestosteroneA Controlled Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):471-479. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9539

This controlled clinical trial explores whether testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone improves their bone density and strength.

Association of Testosterone Levels With Anemia in Older MenA Controlled Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):480-490. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9540

This double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial examines the association of testosterone treatment of older men who have low testosterone levels and mild anemia with changes in hemoglobin levels.

Association of Testosterone Replacement With Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Men With Androgen Deficiency

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):491-499. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9546

This cohort study investigates the association between testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular outcomes in men with androgen deficiency.

Effect of Intensive Blood Pressure Control on Gait Speed and Mobility Limitation in Adults 75 Years or OlderA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):500-507. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9104

This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of intensive blood pressure control vs standard treatment on changes in gait speed and mobility status among adults 75 years or older with hypertension.

The Long-term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine ProphylaxisA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):508-515. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9378

This study investigates the long-term effects of true acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture and being placed in a waiting-list control group for migraine prophylaxis.

Health Care Reform

Changes in Postacute Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):518-526. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9115

This study uses fee-for-service Medicare claims to assess changes in postacute care spending and use associated with clinician participation as accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the pathways by which they occurred.

The Illness Experience of Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):529-535. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8865

This qualitative study analyzes the illness experience of undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease who lack access to scheduled hemodialysis.

Early Performance in Medicaid Accountable Care OrganizationsA Comparison of Oregon and Colorado

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):538-545. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9098

This population-based study compares the effects of Medicaid transformation in Oregon and Colorado on health care expenditures, utilization, and quality for Medicaid participants.

Comparative Effectiveness of Vancomycin and Metronidazole for the Prevention of Recurrence and Death in Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):546-553. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9045

This propensity-matched cohort study evaluates the risk of recurrence and all-cause 30-day mortality in patients receiving metronidazole or vancomycin for mild to moderate and severe Clostridium difficile infection.

Evaluation of Evidence of Statistical Support and Corroboration of Subgroup Claims in Randomized Clinical Trials

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):554-560. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9125

This meta-epidemiological survey evaluates how often subgroup claims reported in the abstracts of randomized clinical trials are actually supported by statistical evidence and corroborated by subsequent trials and meta-analyses.

Outcomes Associated With Resuming Warfarin Treatment After Hemorrhagic Stroke or Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):563-570. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9369

This cohort study uses data from 3 Danish national registries to investigate the prognosis associated with resuming warfarin treatment in patients with atrial firbrillation who sustain a hemorrhagic stroke or traumatic intracranial hemorrhage.

Invited Commentary

Acupuncture for Migraine PreventionStill Reaching for Convincing Evidence

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):516-517. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9404

Health Care Reform

Moving Forward With Accountable Care OrganizationsSome Answers, More Questions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):527-528. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9122

Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):536-537. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9209

The Challenges of Generating Evidence to Support Precision Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):561-562. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9138
Editor's Note

The Tightrope of Resuming Anticoagulation Therapy After a Bleed

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):570. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9401

Gender Disparities in Sponsorship—How They Perpetuate the Glass Ceiling

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):582. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9411
Teachable Moment

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Biotin-Induced Biochemical Graves DiseaseA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):571-572. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9295

This Teachable Moment examines a case of woman in her 60s whose biotin levels interfered with laboratory assays, suggesting hyperthyroidism, or Graves disease.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

A Patient With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presenting in Cardiac Arrest

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):573-574. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8756

Abnormal Electrocardiogram in a Woman With Atrial Fibrillation and Recent Care Transition

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):575-576. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9356

Nondiagnostic ST Elevations With Chest PainThe Subtle STEMI

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):577-578. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9396
Research Letter

Hospice Access for Undocumented Immigrants

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):579-580. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8870

This nationwide, web-based survey of hospice agencies examines hospice agency practices and access for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Differences in Mentor-Mentee Sponsorship in Male vs Female Recipients of National Institutes of Health Grants

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):580-582. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9391

This study uses data from a survey of NIH Mentored Career Development grant awardees to determine if sponsorship critical for career advancement of young professionals differs among men and women.

Less Is More

Trends in Central Nervous System–Active Polypharmacy Among Older Adults Seen in Outpatient Care in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):583-585. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9225

This study uses data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to describe the central nervous system polypharmacy practices among outpatient older adults.

Medicare Part D Plans’ Coverage and Cost-Sharing for Acute Rescue and Preventive Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):585-588. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9386

This study examines coverage and cost-sharing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inhalers in Medicare Part D plans.

Changes in Primary Care Access Between 2012 and 2016 for New Patients With Medicaid and Private Coverage

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):588-590. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9662

This study examines changes in appointment availability in primary care practices for new patients with Medicaid and private insurance after the implementation of major Affordable Care Act provisions.

Health Care Reform

Health and Health Care Use Among Individuals at Risk to Lose Health Insurance With Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):590-593. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9541

This study uses the Integrated Health Interview Series of the 2015 National Health Interview Survey to assess the health and health care use by individuals at risk of losing of losing health insurance with repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Comment & Response

States Worse Than Death

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):593. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9604

States Worse Than Death—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):593-594. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9666

Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):594. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9637

Considerations for Amending SNAP Regulations—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):594-595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9672

Body Iron Stores and the Gender Gap in Risk of Incident Myocardial Infarction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9640

Body Iron Stores and the Gender Gap in Risk of Incident Myocardial Infarction—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):595-596. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9675

Lingering Questions Concerning Specific Dietary Fats and Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):596-597. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0040

Lingering Questions Concerning Specific Dietary Fats and Mortality—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):597-598. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0043

Incorrect Conclusions Concerning Antibiotics and Asthma Exacerbation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):598. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0110

Incorrect Conclusions Concerning Antibiotics and Asthma Exacerbation—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):598-599. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0113

Blood Donor Characteristics on Transfusion Outcomes—Should Obesity Be Assessed in Future Clinical Trials?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):599. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0236

Blood Donor Characteristics On Transfusion Outcomes—Should Obesity Be Assessed in Future Clinical Trials?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):599-600. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0245
Correction

Missing Conflict of Interest Disclosure

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):600. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0804

Incorrect Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Incorrect Author Affiliation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):600. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0968
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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):470. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0071
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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(4):e170128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0128
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