Editors' Audio Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the February 21, 2017 issue
This Viewpoint reviews treatment options to improve walking ability and quality of life for patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of continuing infectious diseases research, even after outbreaks subside and disease progression becomes endemic.
This Viewpoint from former US FDA Commissioner Robert Califf discusses existing agency decision support tools for assessing the benefits and risks of medical products under review and the advantages of harmonizing the currently separate frameworks used for evaluating devices and for drugs and biologics.
This Viewpoint offers ways people with serious mental illness can be diverted from prison by preventing court involvment, developing mental health courts, mandating police training, providing housing, and developing outpatient treatment progams.
This clinical trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on noncalcified coronary artery plaque volume in older men with low testosterone.
This randomized trial compares the effects of testosterone gel vs placebo for 12 months on verbal memory and other cognitive functions in older men with low testosterone and age-associated memory impairment.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether a collaborative care intervention, compared with usual care, reduces depressive symptoms and prevents more severe depression in older people with subclinical depression.
This randomized trial compares the effects of fibrinogen concentrate vs placebo on intraoperative blood loss in patients at high-risk of bleeding undergoing elective cardiac surgery.
This Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature discusses strategies for adjusting analyses as a way of addressing prognostic imbalance in studies of therapy and harm.
This commentary discusses a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Dermatology reporting frequent misdiagnosis of lower extremity cellulitis and characterizing the patient and health service complications of the misdiagnosed infection.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the American College of Physicians’ 2016 guideline on management of chronic insomnia in adults.
This study characterizes the type and number of physician reviews on commercial physician-rating websites.
This Medical News article is an interview with Rebecca Richards-Kortum, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in global health.
This Arts and Medicine essays reports the experience of Chicago-based tattoo artist David Allen, whose work with women to design imagery to conceal their mastectomy scars helps them reclaim a sense of control over their bodies.