Summary of the March 1, 2016 issue, including articles on chronic kidney disease, HIV-1 vaccine candidates, medical assistant-based care management, interventions for major depression, and screening for and treatment of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents; an ACP guideline on treatment of adult patients with major depressive disorder; a USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for depression in children and adolescents; and a commentary on the community-based initiative to control the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Summary of the February 16, 2016 issue, which includes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer in average-risk women, several accompanying background studies and reviews, and an unrelated article on the potential effect of treatment advances on the absolute changes in mortality associated with breast cancer screening.
Summary of the February 2, 2016 issue, including articles on laparoscopic lavage, acupuncture for hot flashes, disclosure of genetic risk assessment, and silicone breast implants, as well as a ground rounds discussion on periodic health examinations and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 2016 adult immunization schedule.
Summary of the January 19, 2016 issue, including articles on osteoarthritis management, hepatitis C virus, cardiac abnormalities among childhood cancer survivors, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, and physician incentives and high-value care, as well as commentaries on acute uncomplicated diverticulitis, tuberculin skin testing, and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
Summary of the January 5, 2016 issue, including articles on opioid prescribing after nonfatal overdose, skin lesions associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy, sudden cardiac arrest, HBV reactivation in solid tumors, and hypothyroidism; an ACP best practice advice paper on the use of generic medications; and commentaries on community health in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as well as the recent Institute of Medicine report "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care."
Summary of the December 15, 2015 issue, including articles on lactation and incident diabetes after pregnancy with gestational diabetes, direct-acting antiviral treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and HIV infection, bladder cancer, and radial versus femoral access in acute coronary syndromes, as well as a discussion about the American College of Physicians (ACP) at the close of its centennial year, a Beyond the Guidelines grand rounds discussion on HIV preexposure prophylaxis, and an ACP position paper on the patient care implications of "concierge" and other direct patient contracting practices.
Summary of the November 17, 2015 issue, including articles on health care costs for patients with dementia at the end of life, early versus conservative invasive treatment in acute coronary syndromes, prognosis with early repolarization on resting ECGs, leukotriene-receptor antagonists for asthma, and accuracy of peripheral thermometers; a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for hypertension; an American College of Physicians position paper on telemedicine; and commentaries on genome engineering and pandemic pathogen research, assessment of "patient satisfaction," sudden cardiac arrest, and "right-to-try" laws.
Summary of the November 17, 2015 issue, including articles on health care costs for patients with dementia at the end of life, early versus conservative invasive treatment in acute coronary syndromes, prognosis with early repolarization on resting ECGs, leukotriene-receptor antagonists for asthma, and accuracy of peripheral thermometers; a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for hypertension; an American College of Physicians position paper on telemedicine; and commentaries on genome engineering and pandemic pathogen research, assessment of "patient satisfaction," sudden cardiac arrest, and "right-to-try" laws.
Summary of the November 3, issue, including articles on chronic neck pain, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors versus sulfonylureas with metformin, incident hepatitis B virus infection among men who have sex with men, advanced versus basic life support during emergency response, and ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring, as well as an ACP Best Practice Advice report on the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and commentaries on a global research agenda for noncommunicable diseases and hospital-based violence prevention.
Summary of the October 20, 2015 issue, including articles on alcohol consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus, Medicare chronic care management payments, cervical cancer screening, environmental cleaning and health care-associated infections, and smoking cessation, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions for smoking cessation and commentaries on PCORnet and the palliative care workforce.
Summary of the September 15, 2015 issue, including articles on ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program, ankylosing spondylitis, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and Medicare pay-for-performance penalties, as well as systematic reviews for and recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force on combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for persons at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and updated Good Publication Practice guidelines (GPP3).
Summary of the July 21, 2015 issue, including articles on antibiotic prescribing and acute respiratory infections, Ebola virus disease, Borrelia miyamotoi disease, the association between sexual orientation identity and human papillomavirus vaccination, cognitive outcomes after cardiovascular procedures, dual-antiplatelet therapy after placement of a drug-eluting stent, and alternatives to hazard ratios; an American College of Physicians policy position paper on addressing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; and a commentary on the new merit-based incentive payment system.
Summary of the October 6, 2015 issue, including articles on herpes zoster vaccine, artesunate treatment for malaria, cancer incidence among persons with HIV, and corticosteroid therapy for community-acquired pneumonia; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for iron deficiency anemia and routine iron supplementation in pregnant women; Beyond the Guidelines grand rounds discussion on screening pelvic examinations; guidance from the Guidelines International Network Board of Trustees on conflicts of interest in guideline development; as well as articles on the transition to ICD-10.
Summary of the September 1, 2015 issue, including articles on variability in blood pressure measurements, risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia, use of aspirin or nonaspirin NSAIDs and risk for colorectal cancer, informed consent from participants in pragmatic trials, placebo interventions for knee osteoarthritis, epidural corticosteroids, as well as a practice tool on monitoring patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants and a commentary on antibiotic regulation.
Summary of the August 18, 2015 issue, including articles on cardiovascular mortality, hepatitis C virus infection, ulcerative colitis, humanizing care of dying patients, and basic payment methods in health care; a Beyond the Guidelines grand rounds discussion on treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease ; a synopsis of the VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of dyslipidemia for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in adults; an ACP position paper on the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting; and commentaries on cognitive aging, thyroid-stimulating hormone testing, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Summary of the August 4, 2015 issue, including articles on systemic lupus erythematosus, Ebola virus disease, coronary computed tomography angiography, seat belt laws and motor vehicle crash fatalities, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, electronic interventions for alcohol misuse, and state Medicaid reimbursement policies for the treatment of hepatitis C virus, as well commentaries on hepatitis C virus treatment and the FDA's restrictions on what drug manufacturers can claim about their products.
Summary of the July 7, 2015 issue, including articles on grazoprevir-elbasvir for hepatitis C virus infection, coronary artery calcification scores and long-term prognosis, cerebral lesions and incident stroke and mortality, antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected adults with tuberculosis, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) antibodies in adults with hypercholesterolemia, and tuberculosis, as well as a pair of commentaries on electronic cigarettes.
Summary of the June 16, 2015 issue, including articles on the effect of allowing diet choice on weight loss, vitamin D and calcium supplementation and bone mineral density, Medicare Part D and health outcomes, and diagnosis and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as ACP best practice advice on cervical cancer screening, findings from the NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, and a commentary on how below-average risk patients are too often screened, diagnosed, and treated.
Summary of the June 2, 2015 issue, including articles on readmissions and revisit rates, illness in travelers returning from western Africa, and screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus; an extension of the PRISMA statement on reporting of systematic reviews incorporating network meta-analyses; and commentaries on the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Gastroenterological Association guidelines on the management of incidental pancreatic cysts, and patient preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Summary of the May 19, 2015 issue, including articles on breast density and risk for breast cancer, metachronous hormonal syndromes, informed consent for research participants, and diagnostic imaging for hepatocellular carcinoma; ACP guidelines on a value framework for cancer screening and on cancer screening advice; and a commentary on how adult hospitals could benefit from the health care approach found in pediatric wards.
Summary of the May 5, 2015 issue, including articles on low-molecular-weight heparin for recurrent pregnancy loss, type 2 diabetes and obesity, sofosbuvir-based regimens for hepatitis C virus, fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection, and high-value care education, as well as commentaries on opioid addiction, the chronic fatigue syndrome, and measles.
Summary of the April 21, 2015 issue, including articles on statins in older adults, metformin and prediabetes, appropriate use criteria for coronary angiography, EHR-based interventions for appropriate diagnostic imaging, and screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy, as well as the first of a new series, "Beyond the Guidelines: Grand Rounds Discussions From the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center" (this issue's topic is lung cancer screening), an ACP position paper on electronic nicotine delivery systems, and commentaries on the ACP centennial and on the "virtual" house call.
Summary of the April 7, 2015 issue, including articles on lumbar spinal stenosis, imaging strategies for patients with stable chest pain, performance of Lung-RADS in the National Lung Screening Trial, firearm-related hospitalization, and efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs, as well as recommendations from 8 health professional organizations and the American Bar Association on preventing firearm-related injury and death.
Summary of the March 17, 2015 issue, including articles on the cost-effectiveness of HCV treatments, tuberculosis screening, and cervical spine clearance, as well as high-value care advice from the ACP on cardiac screening in low-risk adults and commentaries on type 2 myocardial infarction and the role of the U.S. Surgeon General.
Summary of the March 3, 2015 issue, including articles on the effects of exercise on obesity and glucose tolerance, quality of care in Medicare Advantage plans, NIH funding for criminal justice health research, cigarette smoking among HIV-infected adults, and health care economics, as well as ACP guidelines on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
Summary of the February 17, 2015 issue, including articles on Fusobacterium necrophorum pharyngitis, dietary goals for the metabolic syndrome, systolic blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, risk prediction tools for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, opioids and chronic pain, data collection and management for systematic reviews, and clinical documentation in the 21st century, as well as commentaries on Ebola and sharing of clinical trial data.
Summary of the February 3, 2015 issue, including articles on supplemental ultrasonography screening for women with dense breasts, pressure ulcer treatment, end-of-life care, blood pressure reduction in mild hypertension, and screening for hypertension, as well as the AABB guideline on platelet transfusion and the 2015 ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule.
Summary of the January 20, 2015 issue, including articles on invasive aspergillosis, factors associated with viral suppression at delivery among women with HIV prescribed HAART, overuse of testing in preoperative evaluation and syncope, the association of sedentary time and outcomes, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement and evidence review on screening for vitamin D deficiency and a commentary on the ethical use of not-yet-approved medications and vaccines for Ebola.
Summary of the January 6, 2015 issue, including articles on cytomegalovirus, Ebola, lupus nephritis, d-dimer testing to guide anticoagulation cessation after VTE, thyroid dysfunction, and knee osteoarthritis, as well as the TRIPOD (Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis) statement and commentaries on FDA's proposed cigarette labeling regulation and Ebola. Also introducing "From the Annals Archives," a special feature to celebrate the American College of Physicians' centennial.
Summary of the December 16, 2014 issue, including articles on racial disparities in colon cancer survival, patient views on secondary use of electronic health record data, and lung changes on computed tomography in patients with normal spirometry and all-cause mortality; the USPSTF recommendation statements and evidence reviews on behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections and on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea; as well as commentaries on California's Proposition 46, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and corporate research ethics.
Summary of the December 2, 2014 issue, including articles on factors associated with rehospitalization rates, diabetes and cognitive change, geographic variation in cancer-related imaging, health information exchange, and modeling studies to inform clinical practice guidelines, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on aspirin prophylaxis in pregnancy and commentaries on Chikungunya fever and Ebola.
Summary of the November 18, 2014 issue, including articles on the cascade of diabetes care in the U.S., NSAIDS and atrial fibrillation, renin-angiotensin system blockade therapy, pharmacologic treatments to prevent fractures, coronary revascularization in diabetic patients, and assessing residents' knowledge of high-value care, as well as commentaries on drug-eluting stents and the Ebola virus. Also discussed is an Annals supplement that includes a selection of work by current and past Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars.
Summary of the November 4, 2014 issue, including articles on cost-effectiveness of gout therapies, lung cancer screening in the elderly, retreatment of chronic HCV infection after relapse, painful diabetic neuropathy, and atrial fibrillation and silent cerebral infarctions, as well as the ACP guideline on dietary and pharmacologic management to prevent recurrent nephrolithiasis and commentaries on expansion of graduate medical education and tuberculosis elimination in low-incidence countries.
Summary of the October 21, 2014 issue, including articles on genetic and environmental risk assessment and colorectal cancer screening, sofosbuvir for HCV in incarcerated populations, delirium diagnosis, central venous catheters, and the U.S. health insurance marketplace; a review on a practical and evidence-based approach to common symptoms; the USPSTF evidence review and recommendation statement on lifestyle counseling interventions for persons with cardiovascular risk factors; and commentaries on adjusting performance measures for patient sociodemographic factors and the Veterans Health Administration's approach to lung cancer screening.
Summary of the October 7, 2014 issue, including articles on NNRTI-sparing antiretroviral regimens for HIV-1 infection, discharge support programs to reduce readmissions, trends in the use of cardiac stress testing, interpretation of troponin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease, conflicts of interest in systematic reviews of neuraminidase inhibitors, and the Open Payments program, as well as commentaries on incarceration and prisoner health.
Summary of the September 16, 2014 issue, including articles on back-related leg pain, ischemic left ventricular dysfunction, generic and brand-name statins, advance care planning, and latent tuberculosis infection; an ACP guideline on urinary incontinence; and commentaries on screening for prostate cancer with prostate-specific antigen testing, hepatitis C virus, and low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer.
Summary of the September 2, 2014 issue, including articles on low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets, HIV-1 remission and viral rebound after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, diabetes prevalence in the United States, fluid resuscitation in sepsis, as well as the USPSTF recommendation and evidence review on screening for carotid artery stenosis, a commentary on the use of physicians as hired expert lecturers, and an article describing the Physician Quality Reporting System.
Summary of the August 19, 2014 issue, including articles on cystic fibrosis, atypical antipsychotic drugs and acute kidney injury, menopausal hormone therapy, screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, and evidence-based risk communication, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, 2 commentaries on the data release on Medicare physician payments, and a commentary on cervical cancer screening with Pap tests and HPV tests.
Summary of the August 5, 2014 issue, including articles on corticosteroid injections and manual physical therapy for the shoulder impingement syndrome, the changing burden of hepatitis C virus in the U.S., associations between asbestos and smoking exposure with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, and subclinical thyroid dysfunction and fractures, updates in rheumatology and gastroenterology/hepatology, the ACP guideline on the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults, and a commentary on the recent changes in the board certification.
Summary of the July 15, 2014 issue, including articles on social isolation and suicide, burden of changes in pill appearance, personalizing cancer screening, nurse-management protocols for of outpatients with chronic conditions, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's process for engaging diverse stakeholders in research proposal review, and the potential bias of instrumental variable analyses for observational comparative effectiveness research, as well as an update in hospital medicine and commentaries on measles, viral hepatitis, and low-value care.
Summary of the July 1, 2014 issue, including articles on efavirenz and suicide, tenofovir-based HIV PrEP and HSV-2 protection, interinstitutional variation in cancer management decisions, screening for HBV infection, and screening pelvic examinations, as well as an update in nephrology, an ACP guideline on screening pelvic examinations, a USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for HBV infections, and a commentary on patient- and family-centered medical education.
Summary of the June 17, 2014 issue, including articles on direct-to-consumer advertising by cancer centers, internists' attitudes on firearm injury prevention, hepatitis B virus, and osteoarthritis management; updates in geriatrics and cardiology; a synopsis of the guideline on stroke prevention in women; a position paper from the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States; and commentaries on breast cancer screening and statins for prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Summary of the June 3 issue, including articles on the patient-centered medical home, colorectal cancer screening, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure readmissions, as well as an update in endocrinology, the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for cognitive impairment, and commentaries about the FDA's premarket approval supplement pathway and the ACGME's Next Accreditation System.
Summary of the May 20, 2014 issue, including articles on asymptomatic left-ventricular dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors, vaccination for an influenza pandemic, low-dose aspirin use and preeclampsia, ulcerative colitis, as well as an Update in hematology and oncology, the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for suicide risk, and commentaries on electronic health records and the future of hospitals after the health care reform.
Summary of the May 6, 2014 issue, including articles on changes in mortality rates after the Massachusetts health care reform, economic return from the Women's Health Initiative estrogen plus progestin trial, and cardiac resynchronization therapy; updates in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine and women's health; the evidence review and USPSTF recommendation statement on illicit drug use and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents; commentaries on medical education and patient safety measures; as well as an article on using social media to evaluate clinical data and management protocols during the Syrian sarin attack.
Summary of the April 15, 2014 issue, including articles on U.S. trends in prevalence and control of diabetes, quantifying delirium severity, virtual autopsy versus traditional medical autopsy, high-energy extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for shoulder tendinitis, and point-of-care tests for detecting albuminuria, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on vitamin supplementation to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer and commentaries on the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center's experience with a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak, and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology's recent decision to reverse its stance on gynecologists treating men.
Summary of the April 1, 2014 issue, including articles on medication nonadherence, HIV infection and risk for heart disease and other chronic illnesses, upper extremity deep venous thrombosis, clinical trial registration, cholesterol lowering therapy, and why an HIV cure remains elusive. The issues also includes two reports from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute--one identifies research priorities related to ductal carcinoma in situ and another for the treatment of adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder. In addition a special article describes why several members of the panel appointed to the 8th Joint National Committee voted against increasing the target blood pressure for some persons with hypertension.
Summary of the March 18, 2014 issue, including articles on outcomes of persons co-infected with HIV and HCV, the effect coding on measures of hospitals' pneumonia mortality rates, the clinical course of patients infected with Middle East respiratory coronavirus infection, a review on the association of fatty acids and coronary risk, and U.S Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on behavioral counseling research and evidence-based practice as well as a Task Force guideline on screening for gestational diabetes.
Summary of the March 4, 2014 issue, including articles on hepatitis C in the United States, statin-related myalgia; lung cancer screening with CT, and ultrasound screening for AAAs. Other material addresses gender differences in domestic responsibilities among physician-researchers, a synopsis of the controversial American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association guidelines on cholesterol treatment, and a suite of commentaries on these guidelines.
Summary of the February 18, 2014 issue, including articles on microsporidiosis through solid organ transplantation; cost-effectiveness of genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy; rituximab treatment of Sjogren's syndrome; quality of life after transcatheter aortic valve replacement; and a United States Preventive Services Task Force guideline risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer and its accompanying background review.
Summary of the February 4, 2014 issue, including articles on aggregate costs of screening mammography, an analysis of use of upper endoscopy in the Medicare population, a survey on adult vaccine delivery practices, reviews on the accuracy of fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer and lipid management in chronic kidney disease, and the adult immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Summary of the January 21, 2014 issue, including articles on the risk for cardiovascular disease after a diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis, the association of insurance status with interhospital transfer, cost-effectiveness of canine vaccination to prevent human rabies in rural Africa, accessibility of firearms and risk for suicide and homicide victimization, effectiveness of ICDs for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death, and better ways to analyze net reclassification improvement.
Summary of the January 7, 2014 issue, including articles on the Mediterranean diet and diabetes prevention, care of adult survivors of childhood cancer, diabetic macular edema, invasive meningococcal disease, opioids for chronic pain management, health information technology and meaningful use, and medical and behavioral health services, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for oral cancer.
Summary of the December 17, 2013 issue, including articles on multivitamins and minerals after myocardial infarction, multivitamins and cognitive function, doxycycline and abdominal aortic aneurysms, and vitamin and mineral supplements for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the ACP guideline on screening for, monitoring, and treating early-stage kidney disease in adults and a commentary on teaching palliative care.
Summary of the December 3, 2013 issue, including articles on predictors of incident atrial fibrillation, pegylated interferon and ribavirin for hepatitis C virus, herpes zoster, anemia treatment in heart disease, and metabolically healthy overweight and obesity, as well as an ACP guideline on anemia and iron deficiency in adults with heart disease, a commentary on SARS, a commentary on texting while doctoring, and an article on the health care insurance exchanges.
Summary of the November 19, 2013 issue, including articles on arsenic exposure and cardiovascular disease, comparative safety of vascular closure devices and manual closure, comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy, electronic patient portals, and statins and cognitive function, as well as the USPSTF recommendation on medications to reduce breast cancer risk and a pair of commentaries on primary care.
Summary of the November 5, 2013 issue, including articles on streptococcal pharyngitis, dietary patterns at midlife and health in aging, mortality after prison release, and screening for cognitive impairment in older adults; the USPSTF recommendation on screening for primary hypertension in children and adolescents; an ACP position paper on clinical care teams; commentaries on meanings and perceptions of words used in patient presentations and hospital accountability and population health; as well as recommendations from the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee on public reporting of health care-associated surveillance data.
Summary of the October 15, 2013 issue, including articles on hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, unruptured cerebral aneurysms, liver dialysis, advanced wound care therapies for nonhealing ulcers, lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes, and obesity and President William H. Taft, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents and commentaries on a proposed policy to increase the legal age of sale of tobacco, randomized trials versus observational studies, and synthetic cannabinoids.
Summary of the October 1, 2013 issue, including articles on primary care utilization and colorectal cancer, outcomes among discharged ICU patients, underreporting high-risk prescribing among Medicare Advantage plans, and dual- versus single-antiplatelet therapy after ischemic stroke, as well as the ACP clinical practice guideline on management of obstructive sleep apnea, the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for glaucoma, and commentaries on the ethics in HIV research and hospitals as healing spaces.
Summary of the September 17, 2013 issue, including articles on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, tolvaptan in polycystic kidney disease, varenicline in smokers with depression, noninfectious complications with indwelling urethral catheters, and lung cancer screening, as well as commentaries on elderly persons and gun safety, mental illness and gun violence, and acute HIV-1 infection.
Summary of the September 3, 2013 issue, including articles on the carpal tunnel syndrome, social media use and HIV education, and pathologic evaluation of thyroid nodules, as well as the USPSTF recommendation on screening for peripheral artery disease and cardiovascular disease risk assessment with the ankle-brachial index and its background review, the USPSTF recommendation on screening for hepatitis C virus, and commentaries on lung transplantation and the new DSM-5.
Summary of the August 20, 2013 issue, including articles on blood pressure and mortality in chronic kidney disease, depression in older African Americans, tofacitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors, new oral anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis after total hip or knee replacement, and handling of missing data and rescue therapy in clinical trials, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment and commentaries on the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court's decision on BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents, and meningitis in men who have sex with men.
Summary of the August 6, 2013 issue, including articles on personalized preventive care, lymphoproliferative malignancy in celiac disease, layperson care guides for patients with chronic disease, self-monitoring of blood pressure, as well as an Update in women's health, the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse, and commentaries on the influenza A(H7N9) virus reports from China and the release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Summary of the July 16, 2013 issue, including articles on aspirin and cancer risk, telaprevir combination treatment of hepatitis C virus and HIV, electronic health records and health care costs, use of brand-name diabetes drugs in the VA vs. Medicare systems, screening for and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus, and challenges in network meta-analysis, as well as an Update in hospital medicine and commentaries on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Summary of the July 2, 2013 issue, including articles on salsalate and glucose control in type 2 diabetes, advanced colorectal neoplasia in white and black patients, and Borrelia miyamotoi infection, as well as reviews on pressure ulcer assessment, prevention, and treatment; an Update in women's health; and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for HIV infection.
Summary of the June 18, 2013 issue, including articles on prostate cancer treatment, rivaroxaban in patients transitioned from vitamin K antagonist therapy, statin toxicity from clarithromycin or erythromycin, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in spinal fusion surgery, as well as an Update in endocrinology and a commentary on acute unscheduled care.
Summary of the June 4, 2013 issue, including articles on sunscreen and skin aging, electronic health records, aspirin versus heparin for thromboprophylaxis after hip surgery, and blood tests to diagnose fibrosis in patients with HCV infection, as well as an Update in endocrinology, a synopsis of the KDIGO guideline on evaluation and management of chronic kidney disease, a report on methods to estimate overdiagnosis in breast and prostate cancer screening, and commentaries on over-the-counter access to oral contraceptive pills and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's recent guidelines on opioid prescribing in emergency departments.
Summary of the May 21, 2013 issue, including articles on prostate cancer, oxandrolone treatment of chronic pressure ulcers, comparative effectiveness of CABG and PCI, methadone-associated cardiac arrhythmia, and screening for suicide risk, as well as an Update in Hematology and Oncology, the ACP guidance statement on prostate cancer screening, and a commentary on gun control policy in Australia.
Summary of the May 7, 2013 issue, including articles on ambrisentan treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a new lung transplant allocation score, HIV and hepatitis C virus-associated liver disease, smoking cessation in patients with suspected tuberculosis, and management strategies for asymptomatic carotid stenosis, as well as an Update in General Internal Medicine, the USPSTF recommendation statement on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults, and a commentary on gun violence from the public health perspective.
Summary of the April 16, 2013 issue, including articles on patient-centered decision making, use of computer-aided detection in mammography, computed tomography screening for osteoporosis, risk prediction models for chronic kidney disease, and medications to reduce risk for breast cancer, as well as an Update in General Internal Medicine and a position paper from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards on online medical professionalism and the patient-physician relationship.
Summary of the April 2, 2013 issue, including articles on employer-based financial incentives for weight loss, long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, discontinuation of statins, medical management for prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis, and comparative studies of diagnostic test accuracy, as well as commentaries on infection control and exposure to environmental fungi in patients with chronic immunosuppression and the ACGME's reporting milestones and Next Accreditation System.
Summary of the March 19, 2013 issue, including articles on access to subspecialty care for patients with impaired mobility, chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension, illness in returned travelers, and aristolochic acid nephropathy, as well as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on screening for family and intimate partner violence and commentaries on the road ahead for health care reform and the U.S. incentive program for meaningful use of electronic health records.
Summary of the March 5, 2013 issue, including articles on colorectal cancer screening, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, hepatitis C virus and hepatocellular carcinoma, and cognitive impairment and atrial fibrillation, as well as a commentary on access to care for undocumented migrants and an accompanying supplement, "Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Review of Evidence Supporting Strategies to Improve Patient Safety."
Summary of the February 19, 2013 issue, including articles on acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis, hepatitis C virus infection, computed tomography screening for lung cancer, tobacco use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents, non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes, open-angle glaucoma, and the QUIPS (Quality In Prognosis Studies) tool.
Summary of the February 5, 2013 issue, including articles on prostate cancer screening, fungal infections due to contaminated methylprednisolone injection, fitness levels and dementia, the patient-centered medical home model, and behavioral interventions and counseling to prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as the 2013 Adult Immunization Schedule and the SPIRIT 2013 guidelines for study protocols.
Summary of the January 15, 2013 issue, including articles on the accuracy of electronic reporting of quality measures; generic antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection; selective D-dimer testing; screening for, mother-to-child transmission of, and comparative effectiveness of treatments for HCV infection; and online professionalism investigations by state medical boards.
Summary of the January 1, 2013 issue, including articles on distributing naloxone to heroin users, HIV acquisition among U.S. women, influenza vaccine in HIV-infected persons, the association between health care quality and cost, adverse effects of transcatheter aortic valve implantation, use of performance measures to decrease low-value services, and episode-based bundled payments, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on menopausal hormone therapy to prevent of chronic conditions and a commentary on the "overdiagnosis" of breast cancer.
Summary of the December 18, 2012 issue, including articles on reducing hospital length of stay, adalimumab therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa, risk classification of advanced colorectal neoplasia, epidural injections for sciatica, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, and pay-for-performance, as well as the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer and commentaries on trauma-informed care and a CDC antismoking media campaign.
Summary of the December 4, 2012 issue, including articles on clinical decision-support systems and HIV care, diagnostic accuracy of an amended insulin-glucose ratio for suspected insulinoma, estimating overdiagnosis in lung cancer screening, adherence to self-administered medications for chronic diseases, and warfarin and new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism, as well as best practice advice from the ACP on upper endoscopy for GERD, recommendations from the CDC on HCV testing of persons born during 1945-1965, and commentaries on West Nile virus and iatrogenic fungal meningitis.
Summary of the November 20, 2012 issue, including articles on therapy for erectile dysfunction, bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients, and pharmacy dispensing of discontinued medications, as well as reviews on screening for HIV, clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of stable ischemic heart disease, and commentaries on the recently approved over-the-counter home HIV testing kit and the ethics of commercial screening tests.
Summary of the November 6, 2012 issue, including articles on the effects of oral diabetes drugs on cardiovascular events, a model of subsequent screening of persons with negative colonoscopy, rotavirus infection in older adults, physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis, screening for hearing loss in older adults, drug treatment of asymptomatic hypertriglyceridemia to prevent pancreatitis, and commentaries from 3 opinion leaders on the impact of the 2012 presidential election on health care.
Summary of the October 16, 2012 issue, including articles on familial Mediterranean fever, reuse of ICDs, insulin resistance in adipocytes after sleep restriction, tests for hepatitis C screening, effective adherence strategies, and price and utilization effects on heath care spending, as well as the USPSTF recommendation on screening for chronic kidney disease, and commentaries on lung cancer screening, overuse of diagnostic imaging, and the Affordable Care Act.
Summary of the October 2, 2012 issue, including articles on inviting patients to read their doctors' office notes, estimating kidney function in elderly patients, the relationship of electronic health records and diabetes outcomes, preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention, antipsychotics for the treatment of schizophrenia, and the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for coronary heart disease with electrocardiography.
Summary of the September 18, 2012 issue, including articles on coronary risk prediction models, thalidomide for cough in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, transitional care service after stroke or myocardial infarction, patient handovers from hospital to primary care, the influence of reported trial design characteristics on intervention effect estimates, identifying evidence gaps to prioritize future research needs, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funding priorities.
Summary of the August 21, 2012 issue, including articles on risk for colorectal cancer after polyp detection, lead exposure and gout, a lung cancer risk model, and the effects of lipid-lowering therapy in chronic kidney disease, as well as an Update in hematology and medical oncology, an article on a new curriculum on high value, cost-conscious care, and commentaries on maintenance of licensure and the tenth anniversary of A Physician Charter.
Summary of the August 7, 2012 issue, including articles on HbA1c diagnostic thresholds in black and white persons, the influence of context on antimicrobial prescribing for febrile respiratory illness, sleep disturbance due to hospital noise, and viscosupplementation for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, as well as an Update in nephrology, the USPSTF recommendation on prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults, a commentary on the federal plan for prescriber education on opioid use, and a report on Group Health Cooperative's "rapid-learning health system."
Summary of the July 17, 2012 issue, including articles on the effect of the trans fat ban in New York City, urinary incontinence in young nulligravid women, escitalopram for the prevention of interferon-a-induced depression, postmenopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic condition, an Update in rheumatology, and the USPSTF recommendation on prostate cancer screening. The issue also includes commentaries on the Task Force recommendation, Qnexa, and science-based training in patient safety and quality.
Summary of the July 3, 2012 issue, including articles on medication use after hospital discharge, rehospitalizations after acute myocardial infarction, advanced life support training, and clinical decision-support systems, as well as an Update in gastroenterology and hepatology, the AABB guideline on red blood cell transfusions, the USPSTF recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer, and a commentary on dabigatran.
Summary of the June 19, 2012 issue, including articles on screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, hospitalization and delirium in persons with Alzheimer disease, acute liver injury due to flavocoxid, urinary incontinence in women, hospital medicine, the USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for cervical cancer, and a commentary on the conversion of atorvastatin from brand to generic.
Summary of the June 5, 2012 issue, including articles on gastrointestinal cancer in survivors of childhood cancer, predicting heart failure mortality in the emergency department, the Medicare Part D coverage gap and medication adherence, equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate, screening for intimate partner violence, managing experts' conflicts of interest in the development of clinical practice guidelines, and an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care panel's recommendations on entry into and retention in care for HIV infection.
Summary of the May 15, 2012 issue, including articles on a case management program to prevent COPD hospitalizations, predicting survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, laxative-free computed tomographic colonography, risk for colorectal cancer, strategies and duration of thromboprophylaxis after major orthopedic surgery, Institutional Review Boards, an Update in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and reactivation of hepatitis B virus infection during immunosuppressive therapy.
Summary of the May 1, 2012 issue, including articles on breast cancer screening, hospital strategies for reducing mortality rates in acute myocardial infarction, vitamin D deficiency and risk for clinical disease outcomes, an Update in general internal medicine, and a pair of In the Balance commentaries on geriatric training.
Summary of the April 17, 2012 issue, including articles on preexposure chemoprophylaxis for HIV infection, epidural injections for lumbosacral radiculopathy, new fibrate use and acute renal outcomes, chronic kidney disease, prostate cancer, and a commentary on gift versus consent models for human biological samples.
Summary of the April 3, 2012 issue, including articles on health care-associated HCV infection, an intervention to increase organ donation, mammography screening, rapid influenza diagnostic tests and antiviral therapy for influenza, guideline development methods, and use of Medicare data to assess physician performance.
Summary of the March 20, 2012 issue including articles about diabetes treatment, vitamin D supplementation, cardiac risk assessment, antiplatelet therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease, and H1N1 influenza research.
Summary of the March 6, 2012 issue including articles on rheumatoid arthritis treatment, physician understanding of evidence on screening tests, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and inflammatory bowel disease, surrogate decision-making, comparative effectiveness research on colorectal cancer screening, and urinary tract infection. Also highlights early release articles on avian influenza research, chronic kidney disease, influenza diagnosis and treatment, and HIV guidelines.
Summary of the February 21 2012 issue including articles on family history in cardiovascular risk assessment, vial hepatitis, fructose and body weight, Continuing Medical education, and HIV prevention.
Summary of the January 3, 2012 featuring information on neck pain, biosurveillance, hospital mortality measures, type 2 diabetes guidelines, dementia, and plantar fasciitis. An issue supplement contains the 6th edition of the ACP Ethics Manual.
Summary of the December 20, 2011 issue featuring information on assessment of patient complexity, sharing electronic health records with patients, vitamin D deficiency, treatment of Clostridium difficile infection, and availability of controlled substances from illegitimate internet pharmacies.
Summary of the December 6, 2011 issue featuring information on knee pain, lipid levels and cardiovascular disease, influenza vaccination during pregnancy, osteoporosis screening, prostate cancer screening, depression therapy, and hip fracture.
Summary of the November 15, 2011 issue featuring information on screening for hepatitis C virus infection, anticoagulation, whole body vibration therapy, screening for cervical cancer, and stem cell research.
Summary of the November 1, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine featuring research on yoga and back pain, dual antiplatelet therapy, implanted cardiac devices and airport security screening, and oncologists' communication skills; reviews on stress loaded MRI, a clinical practice guideline on VTE prophylaxis, and a discussion of the ethics of retainer practices in medicine.
Summary of the October 18, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine including early release articles related to the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for prostate cancer and cervical cancer.
Summary of the October 4, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine: Original research reports address pericarditis, safety of MRI in patients with implanted cardiac devices, and Takayatsu arteritis. The issue also includes reviews of obesity treatments and pulmonary embolism diagnosis, commentaries on medical education funding in the US and care commissioning in the United Kingdom, two On Being a Doctor essays, and an In the Clinic review of management of new HIV infection.
Summary of the September 20, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine: Among the topics covered in this issue are pharyngitis, myocardial infarction,health effects of BP, electrocardiography, and residency training. An early release guideline of transient loss of consciousness is also discussed.
Summary of the September 6, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine: Original research reports address transfusion safety, bariatric surgery, type 2 diabetes, and cognitive impairment. The issue also includes a review on quality of care during housestaff changeover, an exploration of informed consent, two Ideas and Opinions commentary, two On Being a Doctor essays, and an In the Clinic review of sickle cell anemia.
Summary of the August 16, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Original research reports address HIV therapy in Africa, herbal therapy for influenza, and hip fracture outcomes. The issue also includes a comparative effectiveness review on pain management after hip fracture, a commentary on the need to inform patients about hospital performance when referring them for care, a clinical guideline on bladder cancer screening and another on heart failure, two On Being a Doctor essays, and ACP Journal Club.
Summary of this issue's articles; including a systematic review on the "July Effect", identifying families with Lynch syndrome and colorectal cancer, the effect of location on COPD mortality, a study of how the presentation of drug therapy risks and benefits affects lay people's comprehension, a systematic review of how low-health literacy affects health outcomes, a review of after-hours primary care in the Netherlands, a review discussing reprogramming cells to enter an embryonic, stem-cell like state, and the potential advantages for regenerative and reproductive medicine, including an exploration of associated medical, moral, and political hurdles, an ideas and opinions article addressing compassionate release and overcrowded prisons, twelve new article reviews in the Journal Club section, and this issue's On Being a Doctor.
Summary of this issue's articles; including studies on low back pain, timing of breast cancer screening, long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in hematopoietic stem-cell transplant recipients, pocket-sized portable echocardiogram devices, sources of bias in comparative effectiveness research, an update on women's health, and this month's In The Clinic on osteoporosis.
Summary of this issue's articles; plus a discussion with Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA, and Bradley H. Crotty, MD, both of Harvard Medical School, about optimizing one's professional behavior and reputation on-line.
General summary of this issue's articles, including studies on storytelling to improve blood pressure, surveillance for liver cancer in HCV patients, and missing data in clinical trials. Annals editor Christine Laine, MD, MPH, guest hosts.
Primary care-medical speciality interactions; interview with Hal F. Yee, MD, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital; plus a summary of all the issue's articles.
Radiographic imaging: evaluating its benefits and consequences; excerpts from presentations by William Black, MD, of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, from a recent conference on Methodological Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research; plus a summary of all articles in the issue.
Meaningful use of electronic health records; interview with Dr. Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; "Memoirs of an Obese Physician" by Joseph Majdan, MD; plus a summary of all the issue's articles.
Summary of this issue's articles, plus a sampling of reader responses to "The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Clinical Medicine: The Opportunities and Challenges," by Kocher, Emanuel, and DeParle.
Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque as a risk factor for coronary events; interview with Alawai Alsheikh-Ali, MD, MS, and Stanley Ip, MD, of Tufts University School of Medicine; plus a summary of all the issue's articles.
General summary of this issue's articles, including studies on medical error disclosure, quality of care of HCV infected patients, and treatment of rotator cuff tears. Annals editor Christine Laine, MD, MPH, guest hosts.
The Israeli field hospital experience in Haiti; interview with Ofer Merin, MD, Commander in Chief of the Israel Defense Forces Reserve Field Hospital, Deputy Director General of Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, Lecturer at Hebrew University in Jerusalem; plus a summary of all articles in the issue.
HbA1c as a diagnostic test and measure of diabetes control; interview with William H. Herman, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan, and Robert M. Cohen, MD, of the University of Cincinnati; plus a summary of all articles in the issue.
The history of the mammography screening controversy and the experience of breast cancer in America; interview with Robert Aronowitz, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. Plus a summary of all the issue's articles.
2010 adult immunization guidelines; interview with Gregory Poland, MD, of the Mayo Clinic; "Why Geriatrics?" by Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, of the University of California San Francisco; plus a summary of all the articles in the issue.
Emerging antiplatelet therapies; interview with Eric Bates, MD, of the University of Michigan; advance in perioperative medicine; interview with Vineet Chopra, MD, of the University of Michigan; "Three Degrees of Separation" by Howard Beckman, MD; plus a summary of all the articles in the issue.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection; interview with Jennifer Meddings, MD, of the University of Michigan; "Fault" by Gordon Rubenfeld, MD, of the University of Toronto; plus a summary of all the articles in the issue.
The Obama administration's options for health care cost control; interview with Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; plus a summary of all the articles in this issue.
Transplantation list time and outcomes for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis
Transplantation list time and outcomes for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis; results of a Kaiser Family Foundation national survey of the public's priorities for health care reform, with comments from Robert Blendon, Sc.D., of Harvard University; plus a summary of all the articles in this issue.
Into thin air: high-altitude train travel on the Qinghai-Lhasa railway; interview with Dr. John West, MD, PhD, of the University of California San Diego; death from right-sided colon cancer after colonoscopy; plus a summary of the all the articles in the issue.
Death and taxes in 2010; more on new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis; comments about health care reform in 2009 by Michael Porter, MBA, PhD, and Don Berwick, MD, MPP from a recent Brookings Institution forum; plus a summary of all the article in this week's issue.
Risk stratification tables for evaluating risk predictions; interview with Michael Griswold, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University; "Death and Hope in the ICU" by David Seder, MD; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
New colorectal cancer screening guidelines; interview with Dr. Michael LeFevre of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the University of Missouri at Columbia; plus a summary of other articles in this week's issue.
Comparative effectiveness of newer insulins; sildenafil as add-on therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension; comments by Susan Dentzer of the journal Health Affairs on the health care reform debate; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Appropriateness ratings and underuse of coronary angiography in patients with chest pain; "Death of a Clinician-Educator" by Dr. Kimberly Manning of Emory University; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Rapid HIV testing in emergency departments; the United States Congress and Medicare Reform; interview with Richard Trachtman and Jonni McCrann of the American College of Physicians. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
The safety of combination LABA and inhaled corticosteroid treatment for asthma; interview with Kevin Weiss, MD, of the American Board of Medical Specialties; perspectives on improving surrogate decision making; interview with Jeffrey Berger, MD, of SUNY-Stonybrook; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Sequential therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection; comments from NIH Chemical Genomics Center Director Christopher Austin, MD on the state of genomics in clinical medicine; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Testosterone for Treatment of Decreased Sexual Satisfaction in Women; comments from Rosemary Basson, MD, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Treating tobacco dependence as a chronic disease; an interview with Michael Steinberg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ in New Brunswick, NJ; and excerpts from a recent Institute of Medicine panel discussion, with comments from CBO Director Peter Orszag, PhD and AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, MD on the future of comparative effectiveness studies. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
An overview of Massachusetts' health care reform effort; interview with Jon Kingsdale, PhD, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority; universal inpatient surveillance screening for MRSA with comments from Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, of the University of Pennsylvania; plus a summary of the all the articles in this week's issue.
Drugs used to prevent contrast nephropathy; an interview with Dr. Aine Kelly, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the VAMC and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; more on multidrug resistant-MRSA; and "I Can't Be Bothered," by Dr. Faith Fitzgerald. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
The effects of Medicare Part D on older adults' expenses and prescription utilization; an interview with Dr. John Ayanian of Harvard Medical School on transitioning into Medicare coverage; and the comparative effectiveness of drugs to treat osteoporosis. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Multidrug resistant MRSA infection in men who have sex with men; an interview with study coauthors Binh Diep, PhD and Henry Chambers, MD, of the University of California San Francisco; and a systematic review of evidence for improving end-of-life care. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
What the U.S. can learn from the health care systems of other countries, with comments by Dr. Fred Ralston, Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee of the ACP. Plus a summary of articles on the cost-effectiveness of digital mammography and the effect of drug concentration expressions on dosing errors.
A new ETT-based risk prediction score; screening for carotid stenosis; and an Institute of Medicine interview with NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, with comments on pandemic and seasonal influenza; the status of HIV vaccine development; NIH-industry partnerships for drug development; and biodefense research. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Conversations about medical professionalism and ethical pay-for-performance systems. An in-depth summary of a national survey on physician attitudes and behaviors about professionalism, with an interview with Drs. Eric Campbell and David Blumenthal of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System in Boston; and principles for maintaining patient-centered pay-for-performance systems, with an interview with Ms. Lois Snyder and Dr. Richard Neubauer of the American College of Physicians. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.
Clinical outcomes by virologic response in hepatitis C patients, comparative effectiveness of CABG and PCI, and the CDC adult immunization schedule; and interviews with Drs. Gary Davis of Baylor University, Stephan Fihn of the VA Puget Sound, and Dr. Greg Poland of the Mayo Clinic.
ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or both for hypertension and proteinuria; an interview with Dr. Patrick Parfrey of Memorial University in Newfoundland Canada on the risks of combining ACE inhibitors and ARBs; risperidone for major depression; a new ACP practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and other highlights of this week's issue.
Aspirin and venous thromboembolism, triple therapy for H. pylori, and the safety of rosiglitazone, including an interview with Dr. Sanjay Kaul and George Diamond about the statistical pitfalls of interpreting randomized trials of the drug.
Predicting BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations; clinical practice guidelines for low back pain; and an interview with Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. David Euhus of University of Texas-Southwestern about the use of genetic risk prediction for breast cancer gene mutations in clinical practice.
Differences in type 2 diabetes glycemic control by exercise type; systematic review of comparative effectiveness of oral diabetic agents; and an interview with Dr. Amir Qaseem about this week's American College of Physicians guidance statement on optimal HbA1c target levels.
Nitrofurazone-impregnated urinary catheters and bacteriuria, left ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure, and hyperkyphosis in the elderly. Also, a discussion with Dr. Ellen Foster, Assistant Professor of English on the Venango campus of Clarion University, about the play Wit and its lessons for physicians
Trends in mortality among women and men with diabetes plus an interview with Nanette Wenger, M.D. of Emory University about why risk for death among diabetic women remains high; geriatric conditions and disability; and a review of changes in recommendations for basic and advanced cardiac life support in the 2005 AHA guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
A summary of the July 17, 2007 issue. Includes in-depth summaries of articles on changes in hospital mortality associated with implementation of residency work hour regulations, national trends in antibiotic susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrheae isolates, and the recent update of the US Preventives Services Task Force clinical guidelines on screening for chlamydia. From the July 17, 2007 issue.
A summary of the July 3, 2007 issue. Includes in-depth summaries of articles on intensive statin therapy in older adults, beta-blockers and progression of atherosclerosis, cystatin C as a risk factor for adverse events in patients with chronic kidney disease, and the effects of dietary counseling on weight loss. Also, comments from Dr. Edward Huth, former editor-in-chief of Annals, on the occasion of the journal's 80th anniversary.