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The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
A couple of months before Elaine died from peritoneal cancer, we hired Anila, a cheerful, hearty Albanian housecleaner. On her first visit, Anila saw that Elaine was bedridden. “Kerosene can save her,” she said. “There is science. Look it up on the Internet.” Later, Elaine and I had a good laugh over it. She said, “Maybe that’s all they have available in Albania.” But in retrospect I’ve thought, “Could it be any worse than the treatment she got here?”
Massive Rectal Hemorrhage After Prostate Biopsy
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This Teachable Moment examines the potential risks associated with prostate biopsy procedures.
Common Cause of Cranial Nerve VI Palsy
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This case of an otherwise healthy man in his 30s who presented to an optometrist with sudden-onset horizontal diplopia and blurry vision illustrates the importance of assessing the prior probability of an underlying disease before diagnostic testing is undertaken and considering how test results may influence treatment.
JAMA Internal Medicine—The Year in Review, 2015
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
I want to thank all of our readers, authors, reviewers, and of course my incredible team of editors for another wonderful and enjoyable year. We are also delighted to have an active group ofJAMA Internal MedicineEditorial Fellows and Elective Residents from University of California, San Francisco house staff who all make considerable contributions to the journal.
Cancer Center Advertising
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
Cancer centers advertise to reach patients and their families in a very competitive market. Patients often have dangerous cancers and face toxic treatments and the advertisements offer hope. But the hope can—and often does—morph into hype. After all, this is advertising. Medicine has long been ambivalent about advertising services. The AMA’s original code of ethics banned advertising as “derogatory to the profession” and “reprehensible” until forced to relent by federal courts in 1980. However, as Vater et al show in this issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine, the marketing of cancer services is growing. An essential question is how to ensure that advertisements do not take advantage of vulnerable patients.
Colon Cancer Screening—Fecal Blood Testing vs Colonoscopy
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This editorial discusses the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Colorectal Cancer Screening.
Effects of Exercise on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of moderate and vigorous exercise on intrahepatic triglyceride content and metabolic risk factors among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Effect of Findings From ALLHAT on Conduction System Disease
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of pharmacologic therapy and clinical risk factors on incident conduction system disease in patients with hypertension.
Quality of End-of-Life Care for Patients With Serious Illnesses
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This cross-sectional study compares patterns of end-of-life care and family-rated quality of care for patients in the Veterans Affairs health system dying with different serious illnesses.
Low-Density Lipoprotein Levels and Major Adverse Cardiac Events
Δευτέρα, 08.01.2016, 03:00am
This study assesses the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels achieved with statin treatment and cardiovascular events in patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease.
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