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December 12, 2017
Editorial

Evidence for Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy to Prevent Chronic ConditionsSuccess, Failure, and Lessons Learned

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7861
December 11, 2017
Perspective

Less Is More

Dying at Home—Our Grandfather’s Great Escape

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7295

In this Perspective, the authors reflect on their grandfather’s journey home from the hospital for a “good death” and lessons for end-of-life care.

Original Investigation

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. 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.

Special Communication

Less Is More

An Implementation Guide to Reducing Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7290

This article proposes an evidence-based implementation guide to aid clinicians in reducing inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Evidence to Practice

Benefits, Limitations, and Value of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. 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

Edema and Ulceration of the Lower Extremities—All That’s Red Is Not InfectionA Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7194

This Teachable Moment describes the case of a 65-year-old man who presented with symptoms of infection but was found to have a misdiagnosed case of stasis dermatitis.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Profound Electrocardiogram Changes in a Patient With Liver Cirrhosis

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7059
Research Letter

Health Care Reform

Employment Status and Health Characteristics of Adults With Expanded Medicaid Coverage in Michigan

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7055

This survey study examines the demographic and health characteristics associated with the employment status of current Medicaid expansion enrollees in Michigan.

December 4, 2017
Original Investigation

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. 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.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in the 20 Years Before Death

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. 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.

Invited Commentary

Health Care Policy and Law

Overlapping Surgery—Perspectives From the Other Side of the Table

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6846

Decreasing Blood Pressure in Older Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7035
Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

A Rapid Irregular Rhythm in a Healthy, Young PatientHow Fast Can You Go?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. 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

Health Care Reform

Finding Health Care Prices Online—How Difficult Is It to Be an Informed Healthcare Consumer?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6841

This study examines the availability of pricing information for 4 nonemergency medical interventions using 2 online search engines in 8 US cities.

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

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 4, 2017. 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.

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