Editor's Audio Summary by Preeti Malani, MD, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the September 8, 2015 issue
This Viewpoint discusses advances in functional neuroimaging technologies that could improve the diagnosis and care of patients and provide new insights into relationships between brain structure and function.
This Viewpoint discusses ethical concerns about giving women material incentives to undergo mammography screening.
This Viewpoint discusses the tension between increased availability of genetic testing and the usefulness of test results for clinical decision making in the context of breast cancer.
This Viewpoint discusses the promise of personalized or precision medicine compared with its achievements to date.
This Editorial summarizes changes in treatment and mortality in extremely preterm infants between 1993 and 2012.
This randomized trial compares the effects of daily iron supplementation vs placebo on maternal Plasmodium infection risk and neonatal outcomes among pregnant women living in a malaria endemic area.
This study uses National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data collected between 1988-1994 and 1999-2012 to assess prevalence of and trends in total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes among adults in the United States.
This cohort study assessed the accuracy of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for predicting ischemic stroke, thromboembolism, and death in patients with heart failure with and without atrial fibrillation.
This population epidemiology study used neonatal registry data to characterize trends in maternal and neonatal care, and morbidity and mortality of extremely preterm infants between 1993 and 2012.
This Review summarizes advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes between 2005 and 2015.
This Guide to Statistics and Methods characterizes the strengths and limitations of the C statistic as a measure of a risk prediction model’s ability to discriminate between and predict future events.
This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes a Cochrane review of the accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for detecting P vivax and nonfalciparum malaria in endemic countries.
This study uses data reported by electronic health record (EHR) vendors to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to determine whether usability certification requirements and testing standards were met.
In this Medical News and Perspectives interview, Richard Kronick, PhD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discusses the mission of the agency and its relationship with other federal health research entities.