Ambulatory Read of the Week Archives Academic Years 2009 and 2010



·         July 15, 2011 -Effect of Screening on Ovarian Cancer Mortality  JAMA 2011;305 (22): 2295

·         July 26, 2011 Sertraline or mirtazapine for depression in dementia (HTA-SADD)  The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 18 July 2011

·         August 2nd 2011 Weighing the Benefits of High-Dose Simvastatin against the Risk of Myopathy NEJM 2011 365; 4

·         August 11, 2011 Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation  Published Online August 10, 2011 at

·         August 23rd, 2011 Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy   NEJM 2011;365: 439 

·         September 9th, 2011 Azithromycin for Prevention of Exacerbations of COPD  NEJM 2011; 365; 689-98

·         September 19, 2011 Diagnostic Blood Loss From Phlebotomy and Hospital-Acquired Anemia During Acute Myocardial Infarction Arch of Intern Medicine Published Online Aug 8 2011

·         September 26, 2011 Do you know how to give a life saving EpiPen injection :

·         October 3rd, 2011 Treating Smokers in Health Care Setting  NEJM 2011; 365: 1222

·         September 1st Effect of a Symptom Diary on Symptom Frequency and Intensity in Healthy Subjects J rheumatology 2010; 37;2387

·         October 11th 2011 Screening for Prostate Cancer: A Review of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force   First Published Online October 7th, 2011 on

·         October 18th, 2011  Incidence of Adenocarcinoma among Patients with Barrett's Esophagus N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1375-1383  The Problem with Surveillance of Barret’s Esophagus N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1437-1438 

·         October 21st, 2011 from A Doctor’s Vision for Medicare  By H. GILBERT WELCH, MD 

·         October 31st, 2011 Journal Watch: Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis — Medical Management or Revascularization  Dr. Allen Brett   editor-in-chief of Journal Watch General Medicine and professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, discusses the management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis with Dr. Howard Kirshner, professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville

·         November 7th, 2011  Results of the Medicare Health Support Disease-Management Pilot Program  McCall & Cromwell.NEJM 2011; 365:1704-1712  this article will be discussed by Dr Truong at the GPC Journal Club Nov. 18th at 12 noon, Housestaff Library, 6HN

·         November 23rd, 2011 Niacin in Patients with Low HDL Cholesterol Levels Receiving Intensive Statin Therapy from the AIM High investigators- Published online on November 15, 2011, at  see Also Editorial Niacin at the Age of 56- Time for an Early Retirement?

·         December 8th, 2011 2/3 of admissions related to 4 drug types- warfarin, antiplatelets, insulin, and oral hypoglycemics Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events in Older Americans N Engl J Med 2011;365:2002

·         December 16th, 2011 Association between bisphosphonate use and implant survival after primary total arthroplasty of the knee or hip: population based retrospective cohort study BMJ 2011;343:d7222

·         December 21st, 2011 CPAP for the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea N Engl J Med 2011; 365:2277-2286 Jwatch podcast with an interview of the authors

·         January 3rd, 2012 CDC now recommends Hep B vaccine for all diabetics 19-59 (60 and over at the discretion of the clinician) Use of Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) December 23, 2011 / 60(50);1709-1711 CDC also recommends HPV use for male young adults

·         January 10th, 2012 here is a good time to review a common problem  Primary Hyperparathyroidism  N Engl J Med 365;25

·         Jan 20th, 2012 Plantar Fasciitis From the Annals In The Clinic Series  Annals of Int Med January 3, 2012 vol. 156 no. 1 Part 1 ITC1-1

·         January 27th, 2012 Appropriate Use of Screening and Diagnostic Tests to Foster High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care Annals of Internal Medicine Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:147-149 Journal Watch Podcast with the author

·         Feb 5th, 2012 Bone-Density Testing Interval and Transition to Osteoporosis in Older Women N Engl J Med 2012; 366:225-233

·         February 6th, 2012 Bone-Density Testing Interval and Transition to Osteoporosis in Older Women N Engl J Med 2012; 366:225-233

·         Patient Info Video of the month  click on this to show your pts while presenting to PIC 

·         February 13, 2012 this is increasingly an overwhelming guideline but is a very important review of meds we used daily for growing indications-  primary/secondary CV, DVT, A fib, stroke, HIT, periop med mgmt etc… Start with the executive summary and work your way to relevant detailed chapters thru this link Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines CHEST 2012; 141(2)      

·         March 1st, 2012 covering contemporary and important practice questions like genetic testing, pay for performance, shared decision making, industry relationship, disability assessment American College of Physician Ethics Manual, 6th edition   Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:73-104. Also recommended by Dr. Blume from Addressing Requests by Patients for Nonbeneficial Interventions   JAMA. 2012;307(2):149-150 and The Courts, Futility, and The End of medicine JAMA. 2012;307(2):151-152

·         March 6th, 2012 If you feel okay, maybe you are okay by H Gilbert Welch, from the Healthcare blog (originally published in NYT)

·         March 19, 2012  Closure or Medical Therapy for Cryptogenic Stroke with Patent Foramen Ovale N Engl J Med 2012; 366:991-999 Editorial

·         March 26th, 2012  Amoxicillin for Acute Rhinosinusitis A Randomized Controlled  JAMA. 2012;307(7):685-692  and Prospective observational Study of Chronic Rhinosinusitus: Environmental Triggers and Antibiotic Implications  Clin Infect Disease 2012;54(1):62-8

·         April 3rd, 2012 American College of Rheumatology 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee Arthritis Care & Research Vol. 64, No. 4, April 2012, pp 465–474 

·         April 16, 2012– The Cost of Satisfaction A National Study of Patient Satisfaction, Health Care Utilization, Expenditures, and Mortality Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(5):405-411

·         April 30th, 2012– Statins: Is It Really Time to Reassess Benefits and Risks? Allison B. Goldfine, M.D. published online Apr May 11th, 2012

·         May 11th, 2012 Warfarin and Aspirin in Patients with Heart Failure and Sinus Rhythm   published on May 2, 2012, at 25, 2012 (10.1056/NEJMp1203020)

·         May 21st, 2012 A Comprehensive Care Management Program to Prevent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospitalizations Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:673-683.

·         May 29th, 2012 The Evolving Primary Care Physician  Susan Okie, M.D.N Engl J Med 2012; 366:1849-1853

·         June 5th, 2012 Metformin and Chronic Renal Impairment: A story of Choices and Ugly Ducklings Heaf and Biesen Clinical Diabetes Volume 29: 3 Nov 2011

·         June 15th, 2012 dementia and dying – from another perspective   A Life worth Ending Michael Wolf New York Magazine May 2012

·         June 25th, 2012 Benefits and Harms of CT Screening for Lung Cancer:  A Systematic Review JAMA. 2012;307(22):2418-2429

·         July 3rd, 2012 Designing Health Care for the Most Common Chronic Condition—Multimorbidity JAMA. 2012;307(23):2493-2494

·         July 13th, 2012  Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Heterosexual Men and Women DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1108524 editorial Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV — Where Do We Go from Here?

·         July 23, 2012 Harvard’s Commencement Speech 2012- “To Isaiah” Don Berwick JAMA. 2012;307(24):2597-2599          Youtube Video

·         July 27th, 2012  The New Doctor’s Desk Reference: How to Break Bad News (For Doctors)

·         August 6th, 2012 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms NEJM 2012; 367: 248-47

·         August 14, 2012 Diagnosis of Diabetes Silvio E. Inzucchi, M.D. N Engl J Med 2012; 367:542-550

·          August 21st, 2012 Why pay for Performance may be incompatible with quality improvement and When Financial Incentives do more good than harm : a checklist BMJ 2012:34

·         September 7, 2012 from Annal’s In the Clinic Series, a review on “Pharyngitis” Ann Intern Med. 4 September 2012;157(5)

·         September 13, 2012 Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline The journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism September 1, 2012 vol. 97 no. 9 2969-2989

·         September 13, 2012  Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline The journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism September 1, 2012 vol. 97 no. 9 2969-2989

·         September 18, 2012 Comparison of Physician-, Biomarker-, and Symptom-Based Strategies for Adjustment of Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy in Adults With Asthma:  The BASALT Randomized Controlled Trial JAMA. 2012;308(10):987-997

·         Sep 28th, 2012 Money and Medicine from PBS with Elliot Fisher and H Gilbert Welch from the Dartmouth Atlas, and Brent James from Intermountain Healthcare

·         October 15th,  2012 Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine for Adults with Immunocompromising Conditions: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) October 12, 2012 / 61(40);816-819 

·         October 22nd, 2012 This Grand Rounds was given over 40 yrs ago and is so relevant to our practice today Lawrence Weed’s Grand Rounds from 1971 on why we use Problem Oriented Medical Records, a concept that has been promoted as well as distorted by use of EMR program see Dr. Robert Wachter’s blog 

·         November 1st, 2012 on the literature that supported perioperative beta blocker use- Perioperative Mischief: The Price of Academic Misconduct   American Journal of Medicine October 2012, Pages 953–955  

·         November 12th, 2012   Why Doctors Prescribe Opioids to Known Opioid Abusers Anna Lembke, M.D. N Engl J Med 2012; 367:1580-1581 

·         November 19th, 2013 From the Lancet, does early detection of diabetes improve outcome? Screening for type 2 diabetes and population mortality over 10 years (ADDITION-Cambridge): a cluster-randomised controlled trial Published Lancet Online October 4, 2012

·         November 26th, 2012   helpful review to translate the 20% relative risk to absolute terms for different pts   When the Average Applies to No One: Personalized Decision Making about Potential benefits of Lung Cancer Screening Ann Intern Med. 16 October 2012;157(8):571-573

·         December 4th, 2012 Increased mortality among patients taking digoxin-analysis from the AFFIRM study Eur Heart J (2012) doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs348 First published online: November 27, 2012

·         December 11th, 2012 Long-term effects of continuing adjuvant tamoxifen to 10 years versus stopping at 5 years after diagnosis of oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer: ATLAS, a randomised trial

·         Dec 19th, 2012 Upper Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Best Practice Advice From the ACP  Annals of Internal Med  4 December 2012, Vol 157, No. 11  see also Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Choose Wisely

·         January 2nd, 2013 Original Article  Effect of Cinacalcet on Cardiovascular Disease in Patients Undergoing Dialysis The EVOLVE Trial Investigators N Engl J Med 2012; 367:2482-2494December 27, 2012  Editorial “Trials in Kidney Disease and Time To Evolve”

·         January 8th, 2013 The Bystander Effect in Medical Care  n engl j med 368;1 january 3, 2013  similar effect can be observed in the ambulatory setting

·         January 15th, 2013 from Phil Coffin Cost-Effectiveness of Distributing Naloxone to Heroin Users for Lay Overdose Reversal Ann Intern Med. 1 January 2013;158(1):1-9 Also Jess Son recommends this opinion piece from Woody Allen Hypochondria: An Inside Look

·         January 15th, 2013 from Phil Coffin Cost-Effectiveness of Distributing Naloxone to Heroin Users for Lay Overdose Reversal Ann Intern Med. 1 January 2013;158(1):1-9 Also Jess Son recommends this opinion piece from Woody Allen Hypochondria: An Inside Look from NYT

·         Jan 31, 2012 The Cost of Quality  Ann Intern Med. 15 January 2013;158(2):135 and Fever of Unknown Origin or Fever of Too Many Origins? N Engl J Med 2013; 368:197-199

·         January 28th, 2013 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2013(2) Ann Intern Med. 29 January 2013

·         Feb. 5, 2013 Feb. 5, 2013 Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity N Engl J Med 2013; 368:446-454

·         February 12th, 2013 The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Systematic Review Ann Intern Med. 5 February 2013;158(3):169-178

·         February 26, 2013  Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement Ann Intern Med. 26 February 2013 online first

·         Bitter Pills: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us from the Time magazine Feb 20, 2013

·         March 5th, 2013 Types and Origins of Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Settings online first February 25, 2013  also checkout article on Bitter Pills: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us from the Time magazine Feb 20, 2013 and Jon Stewart Show w the author

·         March 12th, 2013 Chronic Back Pain With Possible Prescription Opioid Misuse JAMA. 2013;309(9):919-925

·         March 19th, 2013 Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide for the Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study  Ann Intern Med. 19 March 2013;158(6):447-455

·         March 26, 2013 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Follow-up Assessment of Sciatica N Engl J Med 2013; 368:999  and editorial from Dr. Richard Deyo Real Help and Red Herrings in Spinal Imaging N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1056-1058

·         Ambulatory Read of the week of April 16th, 2013     Hearing Loss  Ann Intern Med. 2 April 2013;158(7):ITC4-1

·         April 16th, 2013    Use of Medications to Reduce Risk for Primary Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  Ann Intern Med. 16 April 2013;158(8):604-614

·         April 30th, 2013 Patient-Centered Decision Making and Health Care Outcomes: An Observational Study Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(8):573-579  Also see editorial Contextualizing Patient-Centered Care to Fulfill Its Promise of Better Health Outcomes: Beyond Who, What, and Why Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(8):573-579


·         May 15th, 2013 Testing for HCV infection: An Update of Guidance from the CDC MMWR May 7, 2013 / 62(Early Release);1-4 and Executive Summary: Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Chest. 2013; 143(5_suppl)

·               May 15th, 2013 Enteropathogens and Chronic Illness in Returning Traveler N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1817-182

·               May 22nd, 2013 Short-term vs Conventional Glucocorticoid Therapy in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: JAMA. 2013;():1-9. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5023

·               June 1st, 2013 time for the Jr retreat and learning how to teach- The Art of Pimping from Brancati in 1989 and The Art of Pimping from Detsky in 2009

·               June 11, 2013 Management of Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients Undergoing Invasive Procedures N Engl J Med 2013; 368:2113-2124

·         June 19th, 2013 Therapies for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis after Methotrexate Failure published on June 11,2013

·               July 2nd, 2013 High-Dose Statin Therapy in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease Dorresteijn et al Circulation. 2013;127:2485-2493 with NNT calculator for EBM teaching (thanks Dr. Palmas)

·         July 9th, 2013 Short-term vs Conventional Glucocorticoid Therapy in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease JAMA. 2013;309(21):2223-2231 and Editorial

·               July 16th 2013  fixing subspecialty referral gridlock- thnx Dr. Moran eReferral — A New Model for Integrated Care N Engl J Med 2013; 368:2450-2453 

·               July 23rd, 2013 Influence of trial sample size on treatment effect estimates: meta-epidemiological study BMJ 2013;346:f2304

·               July 30th, 2013 Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer  A:   A an Opportunity for Improvement JAMA Published online July 29, 2013

·               July 30th, 2013 Appropriate Use and Clinical Impact of Transthoracic Echocardiography JAMA Intern Med. 2013

·               Aug 6th, 2013 Screening for Lung Cancer With Low-Dose Computed Tomography: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Ann Intern Med. Published online 30 July 2013

·               August 13, 2013  High Physician Concern About Malpractice Risk Predicts More Aggressive Diagnostic Testing In Office-Based Practice

·               August 20, 2013 The Evolution of the Master Diagnostician JAMA. 2013;310(6):579-580

·         September 3rd, 2013  Quality of Discharge Practices and Patient Understanding at an Academic Medical Center JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 19, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9318

·         9/19/2013 - Long-Term Colorectal-Cancer Incidence and Mortality after Lower Endoscopy N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1095-1105 and Long-Term Mortality after Colorectal-Cancer Screening N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1106-1114 and associated editorial        Also see Why Health Care Is Stuck — And How to Fix It by Michael E. Porter and Thomas H. Lee  |   12:15 PM September 17, 2013

·         10/9/2013 - Randomized Trial of Preventive Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1115-1123 and editorial N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1166-1167

·         10/15/2013 - Preferences for Resuscitation and Intubation Among Patients With Do-Not-Resuscitate/Do-Not-Intubate Orders Mayo Clinic Proceedings Volume 88, Issue 7 , Pages 658-665, July 2013

·         10/22/2013 - The Dartmouth Atlas of Medicare Prescription Drug Use  a bit long but great graphs

·         October 29th, 2013 Effect of Risk-Reduction Counseling With Rapid HIV Testing on Risk of Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections JAMA. 2013;310(16):1701-1710 and editorial

·               November 5th, 2013 The Consult Guys discussing preoperative evaluation from the ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine September 17, 2013

·         November 12, 2013 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013; doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013. (beware of printing -45 pages of content p 4-49)

·               November 21st, 2013 Voided Midstream Urine Culture and Acute Cystitis in Premenopausal Women  N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1883-1891

·         Nov 26, 2013 Vitamin D–Binding Protein and Vitamin D Status of Black Americans and White Americans N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1991-20 N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1991

·         December 3rd, 2013 nice review for a very common condition in AIM, also present in patients too Generalized Anxiety Disorder Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(11):ITC6-1

·         December 10th, 2013 for those waiting for the cliffs note version  A Pragmatic View of the New Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines NEJM November 27, 2013

·         Dec 20th, 2013   recommendation from Rahul Smart Medicine starts upstream  By Tom Bodenheimer, M.D.  from Primary Care Progress  from Chris Kelly/Dr. Rabbani Pulmonary Artery Catheterization N Engl J Med 2013; 369:e35  Also JNC8 finally here!!! 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults :  Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) JAMA. Published online December 18, 2013

·         Jan 3rd, 2014 Executive Summary: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2014  Diabetes Care January 2014 37:S5-S13; doi:10.2337/dc14-S005     review of all recs

·         Jan 9, 2014 good time of the year for this one Pruritus in the Older Patient:  A Clinical Review JAMA. 2013;310(22):2443-2450

·         January 15, 2014 Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: Types, severity, and involvement of Beers criteria medications. J Am Geriatr Soc 2013 Nov; 61:1894 

·         January 25, 2013 Elder Self-Neglect — How Can a Physician Help?

·         January 31, 2014 A Trial of Mass Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for Tuberculosis Control N Engl J Med 2014; 370:301-310 and editorial Troubles with Tuberculosis Prevention N Engl J Med 2014; 370:375-376

·         February 7th, 2014 review of  Community-Acquired Pneumonia N Engl J Med 2014; 370:543  also interesting Patient Safety’s First Scandal

·         Feb 17, 2014, Twenty five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomised screening trial BMJ 2014;348:g366  also from Phil Coffin The Dueling Obligations of Opioid Stewardship Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):207-208-208

·         February 24, 2014 Fundamentals of Lung Auscultation Abraham Bohadana, M.D., Gabriel Izbicki, M.D., and Steve S. Kraman, M.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:744-751

·         March 4, 2014 a recommendation to move dissums away from the inefficient SOAP format to SBAR handoff format Rethinking the Discharge Summary: A Focus on Handoff Communication Acad Med Volume 89(3), March 2014, p 393–398  

·         March 17, 2014 a review of Asthma Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(5)

·         March 25, 2014 Application of New Cholesterol Guidelines to a Population-Based Sample DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1315665

·         March 31, 2014 Results of the Northern Manhattan Diabetes Community Outreach Project: A Randomized Trial Studying a Community Health Worker Intervention to Improve Diabetes Care in Hispanic Adults Diabetes Care April 2014 37:4 963-969;

·         April 7th, 2014 Aspirin in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery This article was published on March 31, 2014, a t DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401105  and editorial The Yin and Yang of Perioperative Medicine

·         April 25, 2014 A Diagnosis of Dismobility—Giving Mobility Clinical Visibility JAMA. Published online April 24, 2014

·         May 2nd, 2014 this question came up a few weeks ago - Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold and Tuberculin Skin Test Relative to Subjects' Risk of Exposure to Tuberculosis Clin Infect Dis. (2014) 58 (9): 1260-1266.  Given it’s higher false positive rate in low risk health care workers IGRA positive results need to be interpreted carefully. Of note PPD is now back in stock

·          May 9th, 2014 Lyme Disease N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1724-17

·          May 16, 2014  Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings JAMA. 2014;311(18):1889-1900

·         May 26, 2014   Type 2 Diabetics Face a Flood of Drugs and Tests from

·         June 1st, 2014 Antibiotic Prescribing for Adults With Acute Bronchitis in the United States, 1996-2010 JAMA. 2014;311(19):2020-2022 and Electronic Health Records: Design, Implementation, and Policy for Higher-Value Primary CareEHRs for Higher-Value Primary Care Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(10):727-728

·         June 10, 2014 The Icidence and Determinants of Primary Nonadherence With Prescribed Medication in Primary Care: A Cohort StudyPrimary Nonadherence With Prescribed Medication in Primary Care Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(7):441-450

·         June 15, 2014 CPAP, Weight Loss, or Both for Obstructive Sleep Apnea N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2265-227

·         July 2nd, 2014 Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2467-2477

·         July 8th, 2014 A Randomized Trial of Epidural Glucocorticoid Injections for Spinal Stenosis N Engl J Med 2014; 371:11-21 and editorial

·         A Randomized Trial of Epidural Glucocorticoid Injections for Spinal Stenosis N Engl J Med 2014; 371:11-21 and editorial

July 16th, 2014 How to Read a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and Apply the Results to Patient Care Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature JAMA. 2014;312(2):171-179 And editorial from Maria de Miguel, MD on  The continued importance of Medicaid expansion

July 23rd, 2014 Personalizing Age of Cancer Screening Cessation Based on Comorbid Conditions: Model Estimates of Harms and BenefitsPersonalizing Age of Screening Cessation by Comorbid Conditions Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(2):104-112. doi:10.7326/M13-2867

Aug 1st, 2014 Care of the Asplenic Patient N Engl J Med 2014; 371:349-356

August 7th, 2014 One-Year Outcome of Subacromial Corticosteroid Injection Compared With Manual Physical Therapy for the Management of the Unilateral Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(3):161-169

Aug 18, 2014 Instant Replay — A Quarterback's View of Care Coordination N Engl J Med 2014; 371:489-491   And checkout DJDG’s op-ed on screening pelvic exams

Sep 2nd, 2014 Successes and Failures of Pay for Performance in the United Kingdom N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1944-1949 and Of Leaves, Trees, Forests, and Primary Care Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(11):806.

sep 9th, 2014 Chikungunya at the Door — Déjà Vu All Over Again? N Engl J Med 2014; 371:885-887 and  Chikungunya Virus in the Americas — What a Vectorborne Pathogen Can Do N Engl J Med 2014; 371:887-889

Sep 16 Angiotensin–Neprilysin Inhibition versus Enalapril in Heart Failure N Engl J Med 2014; 371:993-1004 and PARADIGM-HF — The Experts' Discussion N Engl J Med 2014; 371:e15

Oct 2nd, 2014 September 24, 2014 Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(6):429-440

Oct 7nd, 2014- Support From Hospital to Home for Elders: A Randomized Trial Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(7):472-481

·               Oct 14th, 2014-Physician Decision Making and Trends in the Use of Cardiac Stress Testing in the United States: An Analysis of Repeated Cross-sectional Data Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(7):482-490

·               October 21, 2014 A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach to Common Symptoms: A Narrative ReviewA Practical and Evidence-Based Approach to Common Symptoms from Kurt Kroenke Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(8):579-586

·               November 4th, 2014  Dietary and Pharmacologic Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of PhysiciansDietary and Pharmacologic Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(9):659-667

·               November 11th, 2014 Korea's Thyroid-Cancer “Epidemic” — Screening and Overdiagnosis N Engl J Med 2014; 371:1765-1767

·               Nov 20th, 2014 Twelve or 30 Months of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after Drug-Eluting Stents  November 16, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1409312

·               December 2nd, 2014 Glycemic Control and Excess Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes N Engl J Med 2014;371:1972-82

·               December 2nd, 2014 Glycemic Control and Excess Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes N Engl J Med 2014;371:1972-82

·               December 9th, 2014 Development of a High-Value Care Subscore on the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(10):733-739. doi:10.7326/M14-0444

·               Dec 15, 2014 Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation N Engl J Med 2014; 371:2178-2188

·               Jan 5th, 2015 from PICs –Oelsner and Barr Association Between Emphysema-like Lung on Cardiac Computed Tomography and Mortality in Persons Without Airflow Obstruction: A Cohort Study Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(12):863-873.

·               Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Interventions for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(1):46-54. doi:10.7326/M14-1231

·               Jan 19, 2015 Addressing the Challenge of Gray-Zone Medicine N Engl J Med 2015; 372:203-205

·               Jan 28, 2015 from Andrew Moran Cost-Effectiveness of Hypertension Therapy According to 2014 Guidelines N Engl J Med 2015; 372:447-455

·               February 10th, 2015  Overuse of Testing in Preoperative Evaluation and Syncope: A Survey of Hospitalists   Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(2):100-108     

·               February 24, 2015  Patients in Context — EHR Capture of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health N Engl J Med 2015; 372:698-701  And from Dr. Mary Bassett NY Heatlh Commissioner #BlackLivesMatter — A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities February 18, 2015, at and  

·         March 2nd, 2015 nice review of scabies, lice, and bedugs Common Cutaneous Parasites Ann Intern Med. 2014;161

·         March 10th, 2015 The Natural History of Benign Thyroid Nodules JAMA. 2015;313(9):926-935. 

·         March 10th, 2015 The Natural History of Benign Thyroid Nodules JAMA. 2015;313(9):926-935. 

·         March 17, 2015 Case 7-2015 — A 25-Year-Old Man with Oral Ulcers, Rash, and Odynophagia  N Engl J Med 2015; 372:864-872  and  A Strange Relativity: Altered Time for Surgeon-Turned-Patient

·         March 24, 2015 Diagnostic Concordance Among Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsy Specimens JAMA.

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·         April 1st Association of Early Imaging for Back Pain With Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults JAMA. 2015;313(11):1143-1153  and Sciatica N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1240-1248

·         April 15, 2014 What Is the Right Number of Clinic Appointments?Visit Frequency and the Accountable Care Organization JAMA. Published online April 06, 2015. doi:10.1001

·         April 21, 2015 Antibiotic Treatment Strategies for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1312-1323

·         April 28, 2015 Preoperative Medical Testing in Medicare Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1530-1538 and an NYT article recommended by Dr. Jones to share with patients about GERD and late meals

·         May 5, 2015 Freakonomics examines the study on cardiology conference timing and AMI treatment outcomes How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? And Atul Gawande’s New Yorker article Overkill on overmedicalization

·         May 20, 2015 Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation May 13, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1414293

·         StudyMay 28, 2015 management of intractable cancer pain Case 17-2015 — A 44-Year-Old Woman with Intractable Pain Due to Metastatic Lung Cancer N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2137-2147

·         June 2nd, 2015 Differences Between Early and Late Readmissions Among Patients: A Cohort Study Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(11):741-74

·         Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors in Older Adults: A Network Meta-Analysis . J Am Geriatr Soc 63:1002–1009, 2015

·         June 26, 2015 Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2387-2397

·         June 26, 2015 Great discussion w Dr. Prager in Div of GM conference today and his recommended read Microethics: The Ethics of Everyday Clinical Practice Hastings Center Report 45, no. 1 (2015): 11-17

·         July 6th, 2015 Placebo Effects in Medicine N Engl J Med 2015; 373:8-9