Archives of Internal Medicine Study Highlights


Archives of Internal Medicine Study Highlights

  • A study of more than 33,000 outpatient male veterans with urinary tract infection (UTI) suggests that compared to patients who received a shorter duration of antimicrobial therapy (for seven days or less), patients who received a longer duration of treatment (more than seven days) did not have a reduced risk of early or late recurrence (Online First; see news release below).
  • The negative effects of psychological distress on mortality appear to be linked with socioeconomic status (SES), with persons in higher SES categories having lower mortality rates even when reporting high levels of psychological distress, according to a study of 66,518 participants from the Health Survey for England from 1994 to 2004 (Online First).
  • A research letter found that despite action from the FDA to identify and warn 10 manufacturers about 16 products containing the stimulant DMAA (1, 3-dimethylamylamine), all 16 of the products in question appear to still be available through online retailers (Online First).

(Arch Intern Med. Published online December 3, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.829; doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.951; doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.724. Available pre-embargo to the media at

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