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  • Enhancing Hospital Surge Capacity for Mass Casualty Events

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    JAMA. 2009; 302(5):565-567. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.1119
  • Surge Capacity

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    JAMA. 2008; 299(22):2620-2620. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.22.2620-b
  • Current Hospital Disaster Preparedness

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    JAMA. 2007; 298(18):2188-2190. doi: 10.1001/jama.298.18.2188
  • Mobile Hospital Raises Questions About Hospital Surge Capacity

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    JAMA. 2006; 295(13):1499-1503. doi: 10.1001/jama.295.13.1499
  • JAMA June 11, 2008

    Figure: Surge Capacity

    Some legislators say cuts in Medicaid funding will compromise the ability of hospitals to handle a patient surge following a catastrophe.
  • JAMA April 5, 2006

    Figure: Mobile Hospital Raises Questions About Hospital Surge Capacity

    MED-1, a fully equipped mobile hospital that contains a 12-bed emergency care unit (above) and many other facilities, was deployed to help treat survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
  • JAMA April 5, 2006

    Figure: Mobile Hospital Raises Questions About Hospital Surge Capacity

    One of MED-1's trailers stores equipment; the other becomes a patient care facility. The latter has 3 pods that slide out to create a workspace with a shock-resuscitation and surgical unit and a critical and emergency care unit. A climate-controlled tented area can hold up to 130 beds.
  • Health-Related Quality of Life as a Predictor of Mortality Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    JAMA. 1999; 281(14):1298-1303. doi: 10.1001/jama.281.14.1298
  • Effect of Individualized vs Standard Blood Pressure Management Strategies on Postoperative Organ Dysfunction Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Major Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2017; 318(14):1346-1357. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.14172

    This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of an individualized blood pressure management strategy vs standard blood pressure management strategy on postoperative organ dysfunction among high-risk patients undergoing major surgery.

  • Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health

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    JAMA. 2014; 312(15):1565-1580. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.13186

    After reviewing 20 years of evidence, this Special Communications reports that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes and concludes that health care professionals have an important role in communicating with patients and policy makers about the adverse effects associated with fossil fuel consumption.

  • Effect of Intensive vs Moderate Alveolar Recruitment Strategies Added to Lung-Protective Ventilation on Postoperative Pulmonary Complications: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2017; 317(14):1422-1432. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.2297

    This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of adding an intensive vs moderate alveolar recruitment strategy to protective ventilation on the number and severity of pulmonary complications following cardiac surgery.

  • Effect of Progenitor Cell Mobilization With Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2013; 310(24):2631-2639. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.282540

    Poole and coauthors performed a phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled study among 159 patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication to investigate whether mobilization of bone marrow progenitor cells using granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor improved exercise capacity.

  • Expanding the Health Care Response to Mass Violence

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(10):1031-1033. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.10371

    This Medical News article discusses how hospitals and communities are preparing for mass shootings and other acts of mass violence.

  • A Yellow Fever Epidemic: A New Global Health Emergency?

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    JAMA. 2016; 315(24):2661-2662. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.6606

    This Viewpoint discusses the yellow fever epidemic in Angola as well as in China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya due to cases arising from infected travelers from Angola.

  • Lessons From Australia’s National Firearms Agreement

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    JAMA. 2016; 316(3):279-281. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.8819
  • Medical Management After Coronary Stent Implantation: A Review Medical Management After Coronary Stent Implantation Medical Management After Coronary Stent Implantation

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    JAMA. 2013; 310(2):189-198. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.7086

    In a review of the literature on optimal medical therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), Brilakis and coauthors determined that dual antiplatelet therapy remains the standard of care, with adjustments as needed for patients at high risk for bleeding and those who have coronary stents.

  • Neglected Dimensions of Global Security: The Global Health Risk Framework Commission

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    JAMA. 2016; 315(14):1451-1452. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.1964

    This Viewpoint discusses the Global Health Risk Framework Commission’s strategy to safeguard human and economic security from pandemic threats.

  • Change in Pain and Physical Function Following Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity

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    JAMA. 2016; 315(13):1362-1371. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.3010

    This cohort study compares changes in physical function and pain among obese patients 1 to 3 years after bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding).

  • Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation on Tracheal Reintubation Among Patients With Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Following Abdominal Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    JAMA. 2016; 315(13):1345-1353. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.2706

    This randomized trial evaluates whether noninvasive ventilation improves 7-day tracheal reintubation and other outcomes compared with standard oxygen therapy among patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure after abdominal surgery.