Editor's Audio Summary by Michael Berkwits, MD, MSCE, Deputy Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the March 21, 2017 issue
This Viewpoint summarizes the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ guideline for prevention of peanut allergies in US infants and argues that the complexity and narrow scope of the recommendations could prevent population-wide implementation and uptake.
This Viewpoint summarizes the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) guideline recommendations and more recent evidence about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
This Viewpoint discusses use of non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants in treating atrial fibrillation.
This Viewpoint discusses the history of The Joint Commission standards for pain management and lessons learned that might inform current efforts to address the prescription opioid epidemic and prevent unintended consequences of future similar standard-setting initiatives.
This cohort study uses SEER registry data to compare adverse functional effects of managing localized prostate cancer with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation, and active surveillance.
This cohort study compares quality of life among men with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, or active surveillance.
This cohort study uses national electronic medical record data from Hong Kong to compare risk of osteoporotic fracture among patients prescribed dabigatran or warfarin for newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
This ecologic study investigates associations between televised direct-to-consumer advertising and testosterone testing and initiation in the United States between 2009 and 2013.
This commentary discusses 2016 American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines for management of primary hyperparathyroidism published in JAMA Surgery.
A healthy 36-year-old man had 5 days of an intensely painful vesicular eruption on an erythematous base at the base of his thumb after a suspected spider bite, with no other physical signs. What would you next?
This Medical Letter review summarizes the clinical study evidence and adverse effects of metformin treatment for individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.
This study reports neurodevelopmental outcomes at 7 years of children whose mothers participated in a randomized trial of docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy to improve their child’s intelligence.
This Medical News article is an interview with an Israeli physician whose hospital staff treats sick and wounded Syrians.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes the experience of an outpatient clinic's staff, patients, and families who collaborated to paint self-portrait tiles to decorate the clinical space.