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|Abstract:||EDITORIALS 1027 The NOACs (Novel Oral Anticoagulants) Have Landed! Joseph S. Alpert 1029 The Importance and Role of Clinical Imaging Guidelines: The Example of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria on Renal Failure Michael A. Bettmann COMMENTARY 1031 Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: When do the Benefits Exceed the Risks? Paul D. Stein and James E. Dalen REVIEWS 1033 Black Physicians and the Struggle for Civil Rights: Lessons from the Mississippi Experience Part 2: Their Lives and Experiences Richard D. deShazo, Robert Smith, and Leigh Baldwin Skipworth The story of black physicians in Mississippi during the civil rights era is a story of disenfranchised professionals who risked life, limb, and personal success to improve the lives of their patients. 1041 ACR Appropriateness Criteria on Renal Failure Erick M. Remer, Nicholas Papanicolaou, David D. Casalino, Jay T. Bishoff, M. Donald Blaufox, Courtney A. Coursey, Manjiri Dighe, Steven C. Eberhardt, Stanley Goldfarb, Howard J. Harvin, Marta E. Heilbrun, John R. Leyendecker, Paul Nikolaidis, Aytekin Oto, Glenn M. Preminger, Steven S. Raman, Sheila Sheth, Raghunandan Vikram, and Robert M. Weinfeld Imaging plays a role in the management of patients with acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease. Clinical circumstances strongly impact the appropriateness of imaging use. 1049 Getting Control of Uncontrolled Asthma Michael E. Wechsler This thorough review discusses current global guidelines for the assessment and management of asthma control and summarizes the broad spectrum of novel therapeutic agents currently under development. CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS 1060 Reducing Heart Failure Readmission Rates with an Emergency Department Early Readmission Alert Azam Hadi, Yaron Hellman, Adnan S. Malik, Marco Caccamo, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, and Joanna Kingery A13 DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA 1063 A Rare Concurrence: Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and Multiple Myeloma without Amyloidosis Tanush Gupta, Jalaj Garg, Mala Sharma, Sahil Khera, Dhaval Kolte, Wilbert S. Aronow, William H. Frishman, and Gregg M. Lanier ECG IMAGE OF THE MONTH 1067 The Case of the Furtive Flutter: Atypical Atrial Flutter Jeffrey Paulsen, Gagan Singh, Uma Srivatsa, and Ezra A. Amsterdam IMAGES IN RADIOLOGY 1070 In a Twist: Reel Syndrome Anees Thajudeen, Michael Shehata, Xunzhang Wang, and Eugenio Cingolani 1072 The Man with the Large Trachea: Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome Charles Lerner, Raj Patel, and Karan Julka CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES 1075 Patterns of Initiation of Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation—Quality and Cost Implications Nihar R. Desai, Alexis A. Krumme, Sebastian Schneeweiss, William H. Shrank, Gregory Brill, Edmund J. Pezalla, Claire M. Spettell, Troyen A. Brennan, Olga S. Matlin, Jerry Avorn, and Niteesh K. Choudhry This study demonstrates rapid adoption of novel anticoagulants into clinical practice and high health care cost consequences. 1083 SAMe-TT2R2 Score, Time in Therapeutic Range, and Outcomes in Anticoagulated Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Pilar Gallego, Vanessa Roldán, Francisco Marin, José Gálvez, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, and Gregory Y.H. Lip In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a high SAMe-TT2R2 score (reflecting poor anticoagulation control with poor time in therapeutic range) was associated with more bleeding, adverse cardiovascular events and mortality during follow-up. 1089 Structural and Microstructural Brain Changes Predict Impairment in Daily Functioning Vincentius J.A. Verlinden, Jos N. van der Geest, Marius de Groot, Albert Hofman, Wiro J. Niessen, Aad van der Lugt, Meike W. Vernooij, and M. Arfan Ikram In non-demented community-dwelling individuals, structural and microstructural brain changes associate with deterioration and higher risk of impairment in a wide range of daily activities. 1097 Improving Adherence for Management of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lindsay Sonstein, Carlos Clark, Susan Seidensticker, Li Zeng, and Gulshan Sharma Evidence-based electronic ordersets improve compliance with clinical practice guidelines and reduce the total dose of corticosteroid administered in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD. 1105 Chronic Coinfections in Patients Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease: A Systematic Review Paul M. Lantos and Gary P. Wormser The medical literature does not support the diagnosis of chronic, atypical tick-borne coinfections in patients with chronic, nonspecific illnesses. 1111 Inferior Vena Cava Filter Usage, Complications, and Retrieval Rate in Cancer Patients Farhad Abtahian, Beau M. Hawkins, David P. Ryan, Philip Cefalo, Nicola J. Nasser, Cheryl MacKay, Michael R. Jaff, and Ido Weinberg In a modern cohort of patients undergoing retrievable inferior vena cava filter placement, active diagnosis of cancer is not associated with a significant increase in filter related complications but is associated with a reduced rate of filter retrieval. 1118 Reactive Hemophagocytic Syndrome in Adults: A Retrospective Analysis of 162 Patients Sébastien Rivière, Lionel Galicier, Paul Coppo, Christophe Marzac, Cedric Aumont, Olivier Lambotte, and Laurence Fardet Hematological malignancies, particularly non- Hodgkin lymphomas, were the main diseases associated with hemophagocytic syndrome. A14 AJM ONLINE Please note that articles with an “e” page designation are available only in the online version of the Journal at www.amjmed.com. CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES 1126.e1 Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in the United States: A 13-Year Perspective Apurva O. Badheka, Neeraj Shah, Abhijit Ghatak, Nileshkumar J. Patel, Ankit Chothani, Kathan Mehta, Vikas Singh, Nilay Patel, Peeyush Grover, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sidakpal S. Panaich, Ghanshyambhai T. Savani, Vipulkumar Bhalara, Shilpkumar Arora, Ankit Rathod, Harit Desai, Saibal Kar, Carlos Alfonso, Igor F. Palacios, Cindy Grines, Theodore Schreiber, Charanjit S. Rihal, Raj Makkar, Mauricio G. Cohen, William O’Neill, and Eduardo de Marchena This large cross sectional study of balloon mitral valvuloplasty in US reports trends of decreasing overall utilization and increasing procedural complication rates and cost over a period of 13 years. 1126.e13 Syncope Risk Stratification Tools vs Clinical Judgment: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis Giorgio Costantino, Giovanni Casazza, Matthew Reed, Ilaria Bossi, Benjamin Sun, Attilio Del Rosso, Andrea Ungar, Shamai Grossman, Fabrizio D’Ascenzo, James Quinn, Daniel McDermott, Robert Sheldon, and Raffaello Furlan Current prediction tools did not show better sensitivity, specificity, or prognostic yield compared to clinical judgment in predicting short-term serious outcome after syncope. BRIEF OBSERVATION 1127.e1 Zoledronic Acid in Osteoporosis Secondary to Mastocytosis Maurizio Rossini, Roberta Zanotti, Ombretta Viapiana, Gaia Tripi, Luca Idolazzi, Marta Biondan, Giovanni Orsolini, Patrizia Bonadonna, Silvano Adami, and Davide Gatti CLINICAL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE EDITOR e1 Early Repolarization Masquerading as STEMI Lucas Christianson, Ray V. Matthews, and Shahbudin H. Rahmitoola e3 Posttraumatic Intrathoracic Splenosis: From Clinical Suspicion to Noninvasive Diagnosis Jose R. Yuste, Juan Buades, Edgar F. Guillen, and Isabel Vivas e5 I Do Not Even Remember What I Smoked! A Case of Marijuana-induced Transient Global Amnesia George Mansour, Ahmad Abuzaid, and Pallavi Bellamkonda e7 Left Upper Pulmonary Vein Thrombus in a Patient with Atrial Fibrillation and Prior Lobectomy Brian Malm, Sarah Hull, and Farid Jadbabaie e9 Bridging to Heart Transplantation with 128 Days of Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Support Jonathan R. Dalzell, Sai K. Bhagra, Catriona J. Bhagra, and Roy S. Gardner CME MULTIMEDIA ACTIVITIES e11 Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Hepatitis C: A Novel, Comprehensive, Online Resource Center for Primary Care Providers and Specialists Edward Lebovics and Klara Czobor e15 A Patient-centered Approach to Managing Patients with Type 2 Diabetes RichardE. Pratley, LouisKuritzky, andPenny Tenzer e16 Update on Pharmacological Cardiac Stress Testing: Efficacy, Risk Stratification and Patient Selection Ron Blankstein, Christopher Cannon, and James Udelson BRIEF OBSERVATION 1128 Use of Sirolimus in the Treatment of Refractory Autoimmune Hepatitis Hemant Chatrath, Larissa Allen, and Thomas D. Boyer AAIM PERSPECTIVES 1132 The New Internal Medicine Fellowship Match Timeline: A Change in the Right Direction Steven Angus, Michael Adams, Lisa L. Willett, Sara L. Swenson, Saima I. Chaudhry, Andrew J. Halvorsen, Vineet Arora, and Furman S. McDonald CLASSIFIED ADS B1 Positions available A15|
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