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June 2020, Vol 180, No. 6, Pages 811-920

Viewpoint

Advance Care Planning and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):813-814. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0796

This Viewpoint discusses lessons that can be learned from T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” for advance care planning.

Proactive Integration of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Principles Into Practice for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):815-816. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1088

This Viewpoint proposes that clinicians who routinely care for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should proactively integrate geriatrics and palliative care principles into their daily practice.

The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing: The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):817-818. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1562

This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of mitigating the mental health consequences of social distancing in the COVID-19 era.

Meeting the Care Needs of Older Adults Isolated at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):819-820. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1661

This Viewpoint stresses the importance of recognizing and directly addressing the challenges created by COVID-19 era physical distancing in the care of older adults.

Original Investigation

Less Is More

Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Program Websites

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):824-830. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0111

This cross-sectional study examines the information on benefits and harms of lung cancer screening presented on websites created by academic and community medical centers.

Less Is More

Effect of a Mammography Screening Decision Aid for Women 75 Years and Older: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):831-842. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0440

This cluster randomized clinical trial tests the effects of receipt of a paper-based mammography screening decision aid for women 75 years and older on their screening decisions.

Security and Privacy Risks Associated With Adult Patient Portal Accounts in US Hospitals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):845-849. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0515

This cross-sectional study examines the use and risks of proxy access to adult patient portals in independently operated and system-affiliated US hospitals.

Health Care Reform

Association of the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model With Medicare Payments and Quality of Care for Beneficiaries With End-Stage Renal Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):852-860. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0562

This economic evaluation assesses the association of the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care model with Medicare payments, health care use, and quality of care.

Severe Lung Injury Associated With Use of e-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products—California, 2019

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):861-869. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0664

This case series presents the clinical characteristics and vaping product exposures of 160 patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury in California.

Association of Cigarette Smoking With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Associated Vasculitis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):870-876. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0675

This case-control study examines the association of cigarette smoking with the odds of having antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis.

Association of a Province-Wide Intervention With Salt Intake and Hypertension in Shandong Province, China, 2011-2016

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):877-886. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0904

This cross-sectional study evaluates the change in urinary sodium excretion and other factors associated with blood pressure during a government-led, multisectoral, province-wide 5-year intervention in Shandong Province, China, from 2011 to 2016.

Evaluation of Medical Surveillance and Incidence of Post-September 11, 2001, Thyroid Cancer in World Trade Center–Exposed Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Workers

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):888-895. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0950

This cohort study examines the incidence of thyroid cancer in World Trade Center–exposed rescue/recovery workers with symptomatic vs asymptomatic thyroid cancer.

Editorial

Lung Cancer Screening Websites—Balanced Information vs Advertisement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):821-823. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0103
Invited Commentary

Less Is More

The Life and Death of Mammograms in Patients 75 Years and Older—To Screen or Not to Screen?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):843-844. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0431

Care Partners and Patient Portals—Faulty Access, Threats to Privacy, and Ample Opportunity

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):850-851. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0514

Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):896-897. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0958

Firearm Violence

Fewer Guns, Ergo Fewer Deaths

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):911-912. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0813
Editor's Note

Lowering Dietary Sodium Intake—Implementing and Studying the Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):887. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0909

Decreasing Health Care Spending Through Market Competition—A Case for the Rapid Adoption of Adalimumab Biosimilars

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):903-904. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0331
Teachable Moment

Challenges in Prediction, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in Medically Ill Hospitalized Patients: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):900-901. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1091

This Teachable Moment describes a patient who reported alcohol use for many years who was admitted to the hospital for a bowel resection.

Research Letter

Shift From Adalimumab Originator to Biosimilars in Denmark

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):902-903. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0338

This study describes the nationwide shift from brand-name adalimumab (originator) to adalimumab biosimilars in Denmark and analyzes what a similar shift in the US would look like.

Assessing the Agreement of Hospital Performance on 3 National Mortality Ratings for 2 Common Inpatient Conditions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):904-905. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0450

This study assesses the agreement of the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, and US News & World Report Best Hospitals on hospital performance for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure.

Availability of Statistical Code From Studies Using Medicare Data in General Medical Journals

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):905-907. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0671

This study assesses the availability of statistical code from research articles using Medicare data published in leading general medical journals.

Seriously Ill Patients’ Willingness to Trade Survival Time to Avoid High Treatment Intensity at the End of Life

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):907-909. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0681

This cohort study quantifies trade-offs between survival time and avoidance of intensive care near the end of life among seriously ill hospitalized patients.

Firearm Violence

Risk of Suicide, Homicide, and Unintentional Firearm Deaths in the Home

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):909-911. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0806

This case series study examines firearm deaths in homes in King County, Washington, from 2011 to 2018.

FDA Acceptance of Surrogate End Points for Cancer Drug Approval: 1992-2019

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):912-914. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1097

This retrospective review assesses the frequency of surrogate measures used for the first time vs subsequent times in a cancer setting and the surrogate’s strength of correlation with patient-centered outcomes.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Distinguishing Entities on the J Wave Spectrum: Solving a Cold Case

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):898-899. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0790

This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of an older adult man who was found unconscious with severe hypothermia, bradycardia, and hypotension.

Comment & Response

Unexpected Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia While Bridging

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):914-915. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0893

Unexpected Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia While Bridging—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):915. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0890

Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):915-916. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1260

Assessing the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):916. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1112
Correction

Omitted Disclaimer

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):916. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1142
Images From Our Readers

Indian Harbor Sunset

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):901. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1511
JAMA Internal Medicine Patient Page

I’m Worried About Low Testosterone—What Should I Know?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):920. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0787

This Patient Page discusses symptoms of low testosterone and some treatment options.

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JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):811. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4372
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