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August 2017, Vol 177, No. 8, Pages 1069-1228

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1069-1071. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6159
Viewpoint

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What to Do Following Fibrinolysis for ST-Elevation Myocardial InfarctionReappraising Routine Percutaneous Intervention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1544

Needs Precis

Perspective

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Re-Enchanting Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2413
Editorial

Practical Considerations for the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations on Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1077-1079. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1978

This Editorial highlights the importance of a comprehensive and practical approach to implementing the USPSTF recommendations on childhood obesity screening and treatment.

Cosmetics, Regulations, and the Public HealthUnderstanding the Safety of Medical and Other Products

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1080-1082. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2773
Original Investigation

Financial Incentives for Linkage to Care and Viral Suppression Among HIV-Positive PatientsA Randomized Clinical Trial (HPTN 065)

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1083-1092. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2158

This randomized clinical trial examines the effectiveness of financial incentives on linkage to care and viral suppression in HIV-positive patients.

Effect of Electronic Reminders, Financial Incentives, and Social Support on Outcomes After Myocardial InfarctionThe HeartStrong Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1093-1101. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2449

This randomized clinical trial investigates whether a system of medication reminders using financial incentives and social support delays subsequent vascular events in patients following acute myocardial infarction compared with usual care.

Effect of the PREPARE Website vs an Easy-to-Read Advance Directive on Advance Care Planning Documentation and Engagement Among VeteransA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1102-1109. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1607

This comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of an interactive, patient-centered advance care planning website (PREPARE) with an easy-to-read advance directive to increase planning documentation.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Fecal Immunochemical Test in Patients at Increased Risk for Colorectal CancerA Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1110-1118. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2309

This meta-analysis assesses the diagnostic accuracy of fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer or advanced neoplasia in asymptomatic patients with an above-average risk.

Older Adults’ Views and Communication Preferences About Cancer Screening Cessation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1121-1128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1778

This qualitative interview study examines community-dwelling older adults’ perspectives on the decision to stop cancer screening when life expectancy is limited.

Behavioral Approach to Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing in HospitalsThe Dutch Unique Method for Antimicrobial Stewardship (DUMAS) Participatory Intervention Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1130-1138. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0946

This study examines whether an antimicrobial stewardship approach grounded in behavioral theory and focusing on preserving prescriber autonomy and participation is associated with appropriateness of antimicrobial prescribing in hospitals.

Variation in Emergency Department vs Internal Medicine Excess Charges in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1139-1145. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1598

This study compares Medicare charges for common physician services conducted in emergency departments vs those of internal medicine physicians in the United States.

Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1146-1153. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1622

This longitudinal, population-based cohort study uses Health and Retirement Study data to investigate the association between persistent pain and memory decline and dementia.

A National Implementation Project to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1154-1162. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1689

This population-based study examines the effect of a multifaceted project to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infection in residents of nursing homes participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care.

Health Care Policy and Law

Association of Educational Attainment With Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular DiseaseThe Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1165-1172. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1877

This population-based observational study estimates lifetime risks of cardiovascular disease according to categories of educational attainment.

Cardiovascular Testing and Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Chest Pain

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1175-1182. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2432

This cohort analysis evaluates clinical outcomes of the association of cardiovascular testing with patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain.

Invited Commentary

Fecal Immunochemical Tests in Patients at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer—Is It Prime Time Yet?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1119-1120. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2317

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Talking to Patients About Cancer Screening Cessation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1128-1129. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1795

A Triumph for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term CareMoving Beyond “Round Up the Usual Suspects”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1792

Why We Need to Know Patients’ Education

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1172-1174. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1892

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Cardiac Testing After Emergency Department Evaluation for Chest PainTime for a Paradigm Shift?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1183-1184. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2439

Pagers and Beyond in an Era of Microcommunications—What Is Old Is New Again

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1220-1221. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2145
Editor's Note

Routine Laboratory Tests in Hospitalized Patients—The Registered Nurse’s Role

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1207. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1642
Special Communication

Health Care Policy and Law

Association of Prescription Drug Price Rebates in Medicare Part D With Patient Out-of-Pocket and Federal Spending

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1185-1188. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1885

This special communication examines the role of prescription drug rebates in driving up Medicare Part D expenditures and consumer out-of-pocket costs.

Firearm Violence

Physician Speech and Firearm SafetyWollschlaeger v Governor, Florida

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1189-1192. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1895

This Special Communication discusses the controversial Florida law that prohibited physicians from speaking with their patients about firearm safety.

Teachable Moment

The Troponin CascadeA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1804

This case highlights the challenges of treating a patient with elevated troponin levels when noncardiac diagnoses are present.

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Thrombophilia Testing in Provoked Venous ThromboembolismA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1195-1196. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1815

This Teachable Moment looks at the value of testing for inherited thrombophilia in patients with provoked venous thrombophilia.

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Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Harms of Lung Cancer ScreeningA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1197-1198. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2349

This Teachable Moment discusses maximizing benefits and minimizing harms of lung cancer screening.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Alternating Ventricular Complexes After Overdose From an Herbal Medication

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1199-1201. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1839
Research Letter

Adverse Events Reported to the US Food and Drug Administration for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1202-1204. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2762

This study examines adverse events for cosmetics in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Adverse Event Reporting System to inform future policymaking to protect consumers.

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Persistent Gaps in Use of Advance Directives Among Nursing Home Residents Receiving Maintenance Dialysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1204-1205. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1618

This data analysis seeks to determine whether changes in the use of advance directives between 2000 and 2010 are related to changing patterns of end-of-life care among nursing home residents receiving dialysis.

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Association of Attitudes Regarding Overuse of Inpatient Laboratory Testing With Health Care Provider Type

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1205-1207. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1634

This cross-sectional survey describes differences in attitudes and beliefs regarding laboratory testing among various physician and nonphysician health care providers.

Publication and Reporting of the Results of Postmarket Studies for Drugs Required by the US Food and Drug Administration, 2009 to 2013

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1207-1210. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1313

This study describes publication rates and characteristics of postmarket drug studies by application type, regulatory authority, study type, and drug class.

Association Between Gender Minority Status and Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1210-1212. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1460

This study examines gender minority adults in the United States in terms of whether they experience health disparities compared with their cisgender peers.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1548

This study analyzes inpatient progress notes to determine the documentation practices of medical students, residents, and hospitalists.

Trends in Visits to Specialist Physicians Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, 2001 to 2013

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1213-1216. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1630

This study describes the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in providing care to specialist physicians’ patients.

Association Between Indulgent Descriptions and Vegetable Consumption: Twisted Carrots and Dynamite Beets

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1216-1218. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1637

This observational study examines the association of labeling vegetables with indulgent descriptions and overall vegetable consumption compared with labeling vegetables with basic or health-focused labels.

Efficiency and Interpretability of Text Paging Communication for Medical InpatientsA Mixed-Methods Analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1218-1220. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2133

This mixed-methods analysis investigates text page message content among clinicians regarding patient care with particular focus on efficiency and safety.

Comment & Response

Setting the Record Straight on FDA Approvals in Oncology

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1222. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2241

Setting the Record Straight on FDA Approvals in Oncology—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1222-1223. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2251

Setting the Record Straight on FDA Approvals in Oncology—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1223. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2254

Is Weekend-Only Physical Activity Enough to Compensate for a Sedentary Lifestyle?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1223-1224. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2374

Is Weekend-Only Physical Activity Enough to Compensate for a Sedentary Lifestyle?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1224. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2380

Is Weekend-Only Physical Activity Enough to Compensate for a Sedentary Lifestyle?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1224-1225. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2386

Discrepant Expectations About Benefits and Harms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2377

Discrepant Expectations About Benefits and Harms

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1226. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2383

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Discrepant Expectations About Benefits and Harms—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1226-1227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2389

Facts Concerning Duexis Prescribing Habits Related to Combination Therapies

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2457

Facts Concerning Duexis Prescribing Habits Related to Combination Therapies—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1228. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2460
Correction

Error in Figure Titles

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1228. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3563

Incorrect P Values in Results Section

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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1228. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3703
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JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1072. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6160
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