Editor's Audio Summary by Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Associate Editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the April 11, 2017 issue
This Viewpoint discusses the risk of expanding the uninsured population by repealing the Affordable Care Act.
This Viewpoint references national health insurance mandates in Switzerland, Singapore, and Germany as examples of how to achieve universal health care coverage with private-sector insurance systems.
This cohort study evaluated whether a national shortage of norepinephrine in the United States in 2011 was associated with increased mortality among adults with septic shock.
This cohort study investigates associations between vascular risk factors in midlife and late-life positron emission tomography–measured brain amyloid deposition.
This meta-analysis summarizes the effectiveness and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for acute (≤6 weeks) low back pain.
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.
In this Special Communication, the president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and colleagues describe the findings of NAM’s 2016 Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative, which convened experts and opinion leaders to identify infrastructure and policy priorities essential to improving health and health care in the United States.
An 80-year-old man with stage 4 chronic kidney disease, 2 days of anuria, and an elevated serum κ to λ free light chain ratio had a bone marrow biopsy that stained positive for the plasma cell marker CD138. What would you do next?
This Medical Letter review summarizes the mechanism of action, adverse effects, and prescribing information for lifitegrast, a lymphocyte function–associated antigen-1 antagonist approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of dry eye disease.
This study estimates the number of patients undergoing euthanasia in Belgium who could potentially donate at least 1 organ.
This Medical News article is an interview with Barry Marshall, MD, who codiscovered the stomach bug H pylori in 1982.
This Arts and Medicine essay discusses Homecoming, a serial podcast psychological drama that tells the story of combat soldiers dealing with the effects of war and PTSD in a mysterious government rehabilitation program.