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July 2019, Vol 179, No. 7, Pages 857-1012

In This Issue of JAMA Internal Medicine

Highlights

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):857-859. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5501
Viewpoint

Surrogate Decision Making for Incarcerated Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):861-862. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1386

This Viewpoint describes current guidance for surrogate decision making for incarcerated patients who lack decisional capacity and gives recommendations on how to improve that guidance.

Perspective

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The Dangers of Ignoring the Beers Criteria—The Prescribing Cascade

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):863-864. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1288

This essay highlights the importance of the Beers Criteria and the challenges associated with prescribing medications to older patients.

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The Last Breath—Enriching End-of-Life Moments

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):865-866. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1451

This article recalls the author’s mother’s death and the comfort a shared ritual provided the family while she died and suggests that a ritual, spiritual or otherwise, may ease the emotionally difficult experience of a loved one’s death.

Original Investigation

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Estimated Quality of Life and Economic Outcomes Associated With 12 Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):867-878. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0299

This cost-effectiveness analysis estimates the quality of life and economic outcomes associated with 12 cervical cancer screening strategies among women aged 21 to 65 years.

Clinical Evaluation of Human Papillomavirus Screening With p16/Ki-67 Dual Stain Triage in a Large Organized Cervical Cancer Screening Program

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):881-888. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0306

This cohort study evaluates the performance of the p16/Ki-67 dual stain and human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 genotyping for the triage of women with HPV infection.

Associations of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence With Elder Abuse in a US Chinese Population

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):889-896. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0313

This cross-sectional study of 3157 US Chinese older adults examines the associations of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence with elder abuse.

Association of Nonfasting vs Fasting Lipid Levels With Risk of Major Coronary Events in the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial–Lipid Lowering Arm

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):898-905. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0392

This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial compares the association of nonfasting vs fasting lipid levels with coronary and vascular outcomes and assesses differences in calculated risk among participants undergoing both measurements.

Assessment of the Clinical Benefit of Cancer Drugs Receiving Accelerated Approval

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):906-913. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0462

This study assesses the end points used to verify benefit in confirmatory trials of cancer drugs approved via the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway and updates the status of indications for which confirmatory trials were ongoing during the initial analysis of accelerated approval.

An Overview of Cancer Drugs Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Based on the Surrogate End Point of Response Rate

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):915-921. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0583

This study examines the US Food and Drug Administration’s use of response rates as surrogate end points for approval of cancer drugs.

Evaluation of Economic and Clinical Outcomes Under Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Mandatory Bundled Payments for Joint Replacements

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):924-931. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0480

This population-based study examines the changes in economic and clinical outcomes after institution of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Association Between the Publication of the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late Trial and the Timing of Dialysis Initiation in Canada

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):934-941. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0489

This study examines the implications of the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late randomized clinical trial findings for the dialysis initiation decision and other interventions for patients who need long-term dialysis.

Evaluating a New International Risk-Prediction Tool in IgA Nephropathy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):942-952. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0600

This modeling study uses international, multi-ethnic derivation and validation cohorts of patients with biopsy-proven IgA nephropathy to evaluate a risk-prediction tool for 50% decline in kidney function or end-stage renal disease.

Same-Day vs Different-Day Elective Upper and Lower Endoscopic Procedures by Setting

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):953-963. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8766

This cohort study uses US Medicare claims to estimate the rate of different-day upper and lower endoscopic procedures in 3 types of outpatient settings and investigate the factors associated with the performance of these procedures on different days.

Invited Commentary

Screening Options for Preventing Cervical Cancer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):879-880. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0298

Interconnections in Violence Over the Life Course: From Cradle to Grave

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):896-897. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0300

An International Perspective on Drugs for Cancer: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):913-914. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0458

Health Care Policy and Law

Accelerated Approval of Cancer Drugs—Righting the Ship of the US Food and Drug Administration

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):922-923. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0584

Reduced Spending With Mandatory Bundled Payments for Joint Replacements

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):932-933. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0486

Improving the Delivery of Common Medical Procedures to Achieve Value-Based Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):963-964. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0001

Gauging the Effectiveness of Medicines Safety Communications From Global Regulatory Agencies

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):984-985. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0266
Special Communication

An Implementation Guide to Promote Sleep and Reduce Sedative-Hypnotic Initiation for Noncritically Ill Inpatients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):965-972. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1196

This Special Communication summarizes effective interventions aimed at promoting sleep and reducing inappropriate sedative-hypnotic initiation among inpatients and proposes an implementation strategy to guide quality improvement teams.

Research Letter

Primary Care Spending in the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):977-980. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8747

This study assesses primary care spending as a proportion of total spending among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries by using narrow and broad definitions of primary care practitioners and services.

Use of Opioid Overdose Deaths Reported in One State’s Criminal Justice, Hospital, and Prescription Databases to Identify Risk of Opioid Fatalities

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):980-982. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8757

This study uses state-based data linkage across prescription drug, hospital, and criminal justice records to identify populations at an elevated risk of fatal opioid overdose.

Comparative Analysis of Medicines Safety Advisories Released by Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):982-984. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0294

This study examines how often medicines regulators in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States were concordant in their decisions to issue safety advisories on approved prescription medicines.

Health Care Policy and Law

Hospital Responses to the End of Life Option Act: Implementation of Aid in Dying in California

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):985-987. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8690

This survey study of statewide California hospitals evaluates the prevalence and institutional characteristics of hospitals and health systems that have either implemented or opted out of the state’s End of Life Option Act.

One-Year Mortality After Dialysis Initiation Among Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):987-990. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0125

This cohort study examines the incidence of mortality 1 year after the start of hemodialysis in patients 65 years and older.

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Association of Increased Colony-Count Threshold for Urinary Pathogens in Hospitalized Patients With Antimicrobial Treatment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):990-992. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0188

This time series study evaluates whether increasing the threshold for identifying uropathogens is associated with a decrease in antimicrobial treatment.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Assessment of Job Satisfaction and Feeling Valued in Academic Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):992-994. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0377

This cross-sectional survey study examines the factors associated with satisfaction at work in academic health care centers.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Electrocardiographic Changes After Overdose of Epinephrine in a Patient With Anaphylaxis: Kounis Syndrome or Epinephrine?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):973-974. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1230

This case report describes changes in the electrocardiogram of a patient with anaphylaxis after an overdose of epinephrine.

Dual Sinus Nodes With Donor Sinus Node Dysfunction in Biatrial Heart Transplantation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):975-976. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0640

This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of a man in his 70s with a history of orthotopic heart transplant presenting with dizziness.

Comment & Response

Physicians’ Responsibilities in Shared Decision-making for Lung Cancer Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):994-995. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1427

Physicians’ Responsibilities in Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):995-996. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1448

Limitations in the Methodology Assessing Subjective Data With Lack of Blinding in Mammography Screening

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):996. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1424

Limitations in the Methodology Assessing Subjective Data With Lack of Blinding in Mammography Screening—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):996-997. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1445

Dangers of Opioid Prescribing for Young Adults After Dental Procedures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):997-998. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0185

Dangers of Opioid Prescribing for Young Adults After Dental Procedures—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):998. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0213

Vaccination for the Prevention of Group B Streptococcus Infection in Nonpregnant Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):998-999. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1590

Vaccination for the Prevention of Group B Streptococcus Infection in Nonpregnant Adults—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):999. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1587

Strategies to Avoid the “Hemolyzed” Physical Examination

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1000. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1729

Strategies to Avoid the “Hemolyzed” Physical Examination—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1000-1001. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1726

Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1001. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1856

Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1001-1002. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1878

Evidence-Based Medicine and the American Thoracic Society Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1002-1003. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1864

Evidence-Based Medicine and the American Thoracic Society Guidelines

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1003-1004. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1867

Evidence-Based Medicine and the American Thoracic Society Guidelines—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1004-1005. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1656

Correcting Meta-analyses and Reviews Affected by Retracted Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1005. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1875

Correcting Meta-analyses and Reviews Affected by Retracted Research—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1006. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1870

Postholiday Heart Failure Triggered by Dietary Salt Excess

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1006-1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1374
Correction

Data Reporting Error

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1547

Typographical Error in Byline

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1887

Error in Table Headings

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.1899

Omitted Name and Affiliation of International Group Member

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2030

Error in Table 1

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2186

Errors in Caption to Figure 2

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2636

Error in Byline in: An International Perspective on Drugs for Cancer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1007. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2825
JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page

What Should I Know About Opioids?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(7):1012. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0014

This Patient Page describes the symptoms and recommended treatment options for patients with opioid use dissorder.

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