Editor's Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the January 24, 2017 issue
This Viewpoint discusses the growing popularity of infant physiologic monitors despite the lack of publicly available evidence supporting their safety, accuracy, or effectiveness.
This Viewpoint discusses mechanisms by which the human microbiome might influence risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis, and ways in which the microbiome might be manipulated to reduce those risks.
This Viewpoint discusses challenges to broader adoption of shared decision making in surgery despite early evidence suggesting that efforts to explain risks and benefits of treatment options, elicit patient values, and incorporate patient preferences into routine care improves surgical outcomes.
This Viewpoint discusses ethical considerations around use of nonoperative, catheter-based procedures for patients too ill for open surgery, and ethical and practical approaches to these high-risk patients if complications occur and the patient requires an open procedure as a result.
This randomized clinical trial evaluated the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring vs usual care on hemoglobin A1c levels in adults with type 1 diabetes who use multiple daily insulin injections.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of continuous glucose monitoring vs conventional treatment for glycemic control in adult patients with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections.
This cancer epidemiology study uses National Center for Health Statistics population data to estimate trends in age-standardized cancer mortality rates by US county between 1980 and 2014.
This Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults (I statement).
This Evidence Report to support a 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement summarizes evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American Thyroid Association’s 2016 guideline on management of adult patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer.
This study uses data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to determine the association between change in distance to a facility that offers abortion after passage of a state law leading to closure of some facilities and percentage change in the number of abortions between 2012 and 2014.
This Medical News article discusses new technology to assist PD patients with daily movements.
This Arts and Medicine essay profiles Dance for Parkinson Disease, a program of dance instruction for people with Parkinson disease that helps them develop creative strategies for movement focusing on their capabilities rather than limitations.