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New edition of Mettler: Essentials of Radiology

New edition of Mettler: Essentials of Radiology 

Take image interpreting one step at a time with Essentials of Radiology, the most accessible radiology text on the market for gaining a foothold on the fundamentals. Breathe easy – this reference assumes no prior knowledge of radiology, making it the perfect choice for anyone just starting out in the field. Whether you’re a student or resident, you’ll appreciate how expert radiologist Dr. Mettler masterfully distills all the information you need, in precisely the right way.

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Figure 1 iPhone app added to Mobile Medicine Guide

Figure1 iPhone app is a safe way for health care professionals to share images with the medical community while protecting patient privacy. It supplies tools for removing any identifying details of patients (e.g. faces, tattoos, etc.) and a built in patient consent form. Currently, Figure1 is only available for iPhone/iPad and in North America (may be expanding soon). For more information and link to download, go to:

Discover other great mobile apps on the library’s Mobile Medicine guide!

This Week’s JAMA now available

If you are on the hospital network, click on the link to be taken to the article. From offsite (physicians only), login through Citrix or Connect.

This Week in JAMA

This Week in JAMA

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2183 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5826


The Morality of Using Mortality as a Financial Incentive: Unintended Consequences and Implications for Acute Hospital Care

Joel M. Kupfer, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2213 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5009

The Future of Quality Measurement for Improvement and Accountability

Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc, Farzad Mostashari, MD, MPH, Carolyn Clancy, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2215 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4929

Synthesizing Evidence: Shifting the Focus From Individual Studies to the Body of Evidence

M. Hassan Murad, MD, MPH, Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2217 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5616

Opioid Analgesics—Risky Drugs, Not Risky Patients

Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, Hillary V. Kunins, MD, MPH, MS, Thomas A. Farley, MD, MPH.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2219 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5794

A Piece of My Mind

A View From the Safety Net

Michael E. Hochman, MD, MPH, Alex Y. Chen, MD, MS, Martin Serota, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2221 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3443

Original Contribution

Short-term vs Conventional Glucocorticoid Therapy in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The REDUCE Randomized Clinical Trial

Jörg D. Leuppi, MD, PhD, Philipp Schuetz, MD, Roland Bingisser, MD, et al.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2223 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5023

Association Between the MUC5B Promoter Polymorphism and Survival in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Anna L. Peljto, DrPH, Yingze Zhang, PhD, Tasha E. Fingerlin, PhD, et al.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2232 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5827

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Intensive Medical Management for the Control of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia: The Diabetes Surgery Study Randomized Clinical Trial

Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, Judith Korner, MD, PhD, Wei-Jei Lee, MD, PhD, et al.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2240 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5835


Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss and Glycemic Control in Nonmorbidly Obese Adults With Diabetes: A Systematic Review

Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, MD, MSHS, Margaret Maglione, MPP, Masha Livhits, MD, et al.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2250 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4851

Grand Rounds

Increasingly Sensitive Assays for Cardiac Troponins: A Review

James A. de Lemos, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2262 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5809


Steroids for Treatment of COPD Exacerbations: Less Is Clearly More

Don D. Sin, MD, Hye Yun Park, MD, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2272 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5644

Treating Diabetes With Surgery

Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD, Steven H. Belle, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2274 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4772


Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation and Risk of Autism

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Christopher J. McDougle, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2208 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4876

Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation and Risk of Autism—Reply

Pål Surén, MD, MPH, Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, Camilla Stoltenberg, MD, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2208 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4879

Ethics of Parsimonious Medicine

David A. Fleming, MD, MA, Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2209 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5570

Ethics of Parsimonious Medicine—Reply

Jon Tilburt, MD, Christine Cassel, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2209 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5573

Meta-analyses of Hydroxyethyl Starch for Volume Resuscitation

John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2209 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5817

Meta-analyses of Hydroxyethyl Starch for Volume Resuscitation—Reply

Ryan Zarychanski, MD, MSc, Alexis F. Turgeon, MD, MSc, Ahmed M. Abou-Setta, MD, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2209 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5820

Research Letters

Retinal Vessel Leakage at High Altitude

Gabriel Willmann, MD, M. Dominik Fischer, MD, Andreas Schatz, MD, et al.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2210 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5550

Medical News and Perspectives

Addiction: White House Seeks “Third Way”: Policy Emphasizes Prevention, Treatment, Recovery

Bridget M. Kuehn, MSJ.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2201 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6001

Zolpidem-Related Surge in Emergency Department Visits

Mike Mitka, MSJ.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2203 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6289

From JAMA’s Daily News Site

Selections From News@JAMA and JAMA Forum

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2203 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6396

Lab Reports

Liver Disease Treatments

Tracy Hampton, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2205 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6702

Shining a Light on the Brain

Tracy Hampton, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2205 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5956

Stem Cells to Treat Epilepsy

Tracy Hampton, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2205 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6698

Targeting Leukemia Stem Cells

Tracy Hampton, PhD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2205 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6701

The Cover

The Fish Bucket

Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2190 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.1599

Poetry and Medicine

After the Fall

Ted McMahon, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2191 doi:10.1001/jama.2012.233593

JAMA 100 Years Ago


JAMA. 2013;309(21):2192 doi:10.1001/jama.2012.174862

News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Campylobacter, Vibrio Infections Increased in 2012

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2206 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5909

Some Streets Aren’t Made for Walking

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2206 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6021

Guidance Needed in Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Defects

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2207 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6024

NIOSH Warns of Nanomaterials’ Health Risks

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2207 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.6027

From the JAMA Network

Resuscitation Strategies in Trauma

Ronald V. Maier, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2270 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.5161

Lab, Field, and Clinic

Technique That Turns Brain Transparent Allows Probing of Intact Neural Circuitry

M. J. Friedrich.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2204 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4961


Incomplete References in: Why the Ethics of Parsimonious Medicine Is Not the Ethics of Rationing

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2212 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.2384

Incorrect Value in Abstract in: Benefits and Harms of CT Screening for Lung Cancer: a Systematic Review

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2212 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4449

JAMA Patient Page

Ear Problems in Children

Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS, Cassio Lynm, MA, Edward H. Livingston, MD.

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2284 doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4428

JAMA Masthead

About This Journal

JAMA. 2013;309(21):2185 doi:10.1001/jama.309.21.2185

Featured Natural Standard CE/CME: Lycopene

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Natural Standard Featured CE/CME: Lycopene

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ss_lycopenecmeofthemonth.jpgLycopene is a bright red pigment that is naturally found in the human liver, serum (blood), adrenal glands, lungs, prostate, colon, and skin at higher levels than other similar pigments. In animal studies, lycopene has been found to have antioxidant effects and may also block cancer cell growth. However, there is still controversy over whether it has these effects in humans.

New “EBM Tools” app on the Mobile Medicine guide

EBM Tools is an app that calculates post-test probability? Enter sensitivity, specificity and pre-test probability into this iOS app and have it calculate post-test probability for you!

We’ve included this app under the Point of Care tab à Evidence Based Medicine Tools section on our Mobile Medicine guide. Read a full review or download it directly from the links below:

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