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January 2018, Vol 178, No. 1, Pages 1-157

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):1. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2506
Viewpoint

Health Care Policy and Law

The Supreme Court Ruling in Sandoz v Amgen: A Victory for Follow-on Biologics

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6145

This Viewpoint reviews the Supreme Court case Sandoz v Amgen and discusses the results of the ruling.

Scientific Trials—In the Laboratories, Not the Courts

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5730

This Viewpoint cites specific examples to argue in favor of courts taking measures to prevent or discourage litigation targeting peer-reviewed scientific research.

The Achilles Heel of Medical Cannabis Research—Inadequate Blinding of Placebo-Controlled Trials

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):9-10. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5308

This Viewpoint acknowledges and discusses the growing acceptance of, as well as flaws in the research dedicated to, medical cannabis.

Perspective

Unanticipated Outcomes: A Medical Memoir—A Book Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):11-12. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6573

This article is a book review of Unanticipated Outcomes: A Medical Memoir by Jerome P. Kassirer, MD, MPH.

Editorial

Marijuana, Secondhand Smoke, and Social Acceptability

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5301

Science Requires Open Discourse

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):15-16. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5763
Original Investigation

Association Between Pesticide Residue Intake From Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables and Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment With Assisted Reproductive Technology

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):17-26. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5038

This cohort study examines the association of preconception intake of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables with outcomes of infertility treatment with assisted reproductive technologies.

Association of Blood Pressure Lowering With Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Across Blood Pressure Levels: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):28-36. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6015

This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the association of treatment to lower blood pressure with death and cardiovascular disease at different blood pressure levels in randomized clinical trials.

A Comparison of Laboratory Testing in Teaching vs Nonteaching Hospitals for 2 Common Medical Conditions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):39-47. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6032

This cross-sectional study uses a statewide database to quantify differences in the use of laboratory tests between teaching and nonteaching hospitals.

Care Planning for Inpatients Referred for Palliative Care Consultation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):48-54. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6313

This cohort study describes the population of patients referred to inpatient palliative care consultation teams for care planning, the needs identified by palliative care clinicians, and the care planning activities that occur.

Use of Health Care Databases to Support Supplemental Indications of Approved Medications

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):55-63. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3919

This study examines whether longitudinal data from a health care database can support the results of a randomized clinical trial that led to a supplemental indication of telmisartan.

Patient-Sharing Networks of Physicians and Health Care Utilization and Spending Among Medicare Beneficiaries

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):66-73. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5034

This cross-sectional study examines the association of physician networks with health care spending, utilization, and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Association of Overlapping Surgery With Increased Risk for Complications Following Hip Surgery: A Population-Based, Matched Cohort Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):75-83. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6835

This cohort study determines if overlapping surgery is associated with greater risk for complications following surgical treatment for hip fracture and arthritis.

Association of Clinician Denial of Patient Requests With Patient Satisfaction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):85-91. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6611

This cross-sectional observational study examines how patient satisfaction with the clinician is associated with clinician denial of distinct types of patient requests, adjusting for patient characteristics.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in the 20 Years Before Death

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):93-99. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7023

This cohort study analyzes trends in blood pressures for the 20 years before death and identifies potential mechanisms that may explain trajectories.

Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):102-109. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7280

This cohort study investigates whether individuals living in a household with a prescription opioid user vs prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug user are more likely to initiate prescription opioids themselves.

Invited Commentary

Pesticides and Human Reproduction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):26-27. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5092

Whom to Treat for High Blood Pressure—Time for a Precision Approach

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):37-38. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7853

Comparison of Observational Data and the ONTARGET Results for Telmisartan Treatment of Hypertension: Bull’s-eye or Painting the Target Around the Arrow?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):63-65. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5091

Evolving Delivery System and Market Factors and Their Influence on Physician Networks and Patient Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):73-74. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6626

Health Care Policy and Law

Overlapping Surgery—Perspectives From the Other Side of the Table

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):83-84. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6846

Decreasing Blood Pressure in Older Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7035
Editor's Note

Physician Denial of Inappropriate Patient Requests—What If I Say No??

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):92. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7367
Special Communication

Less Is More

Promoting High-Value Practice by Reducing Unnecessary Transfusions With a Patient Blood Management Program

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):116-122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6369

This Special Communication reviews the most recent transfusion practice guidelines, discusses campaigns to reduce or eliminate overuse of transfusions, and presents a blueprint for developing a patient blood management program.

Health Care Policy and Law

Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking Among Patients With Serious Advanced Illness—Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Aspects

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):123-127. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6307

This Special Communication examines clinical issues and challenges in assessing patients with serious advanced illnesses who are considering voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, and explores underlying ethical and legal considerations.

Review

Less Is More

2017 Update on Medical Overuse: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):110-115. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4361

This review identifies and highlights original research articles published in 2016 that are most relevant to understanding medical overuse or strategies to reduce it.

Evidence to Practice

Benefits, Limitations, and Value of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):131-132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7259

This review summarizes key findings of a final evidence report to support a public meeting on abuse-deterrent opioids and provides an independent assessment of their implications for health policy.

Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Evaluation of Polycythemia: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):128-130. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6213

This Teachable Moment examines the case of a woman in her 50s with a history of gastric bypass and iron deficiency anemia who presented for evaluation of fatigue.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

ST Elevations in the Setting of Hyperkalemia

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):133-134. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6329

Wide Complex Tachycardia in a Patient Without Conduction System Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):135-137. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6569

This case report discusses the differential diagnosis of the wide complex tachycardia shown in an electrocardiogram of a patient with intermittent palpitations and dyspnea.

A Rapid Irregular Rhythm in a Healthy, Young Patient: How Fast Can You Go?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):138-140. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7030

A healthy woman in her 20s presented to the emergency department with palpitations, a heart rate of 200 beats per minute, and normal heart sounds with no murmurs, rubs, or gallops after completing a run.

Research Letter

Palliative Care Eligibility, Symptom Burden, and Quality-of-Life Ratings in Nursing Home Residents

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):141-142. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6299

This study identifies which nursing home residents are eligible for palliative care services, describes their characteristics, and delineates resident and family perceptions regarding symptoms and quality of life.

Communicating Through a Patient Portal to Engage Family Care Partners

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):142-144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6325

This survey study examines the use of patient portals to enhance the ability of family members to participate in communication with health care professionals.

Declining Medicaid Fees and Primary Care Appointment Availability for New Medicaid Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):145-146. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6302

This study examines the association of reduced Medicaid reimbursement with a decrease in office-visit appointment availability for new Medicaid patients.

The Evidence Basis for the American College of Rheumatology Practice Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):146-148. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6680

This study evaluated the quality of the evidence base and the strength or benefit to harm ratio of the recommendations in the American College of Rheumatology Clinical Practice Guidelines

Association Between Physicians’ Experiences With Members of Their Social Network and Efforts to Reduce Breast Cancer Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):148-151. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6871

This survey study investigates whether physician experiences with members of their social network are associated with their recommendations for breast cancer screening.

Comment & Response

Remembering Patient Gender in Sexual Orientation–Based Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):151. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4919

Remembering Patient Gender in Sexual Orientation–Based Research—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):151-152. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4935

Healthy Lifestyle for All Through Patient Care and Policy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6797

What Exactly Is an “SNF-ist?”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):153-154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7212

Limitations of Observational Data in Interpreting SPRINT Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):154-155. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7215

What Exactly Is an “SNF-ist?”—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7218

Limitations of Observational Data in Interpreting SPRINT Results—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):155. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7221

Medical Assistance in Dying—Unanswered Questions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):155-156. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7313

Medical Assistance in Dying—Unanswered Questions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):156. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7316

Medical Assistance in Dying—Unanswered Questions—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7319
Correction

Missing Author Contributions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7074

Error in Author Name

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7322

Omitted Disclosures or Potential Conflicts of Interest

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7330

Imprecise Percentages

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7836

Error in Abstract

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JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(1):157. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8068
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