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September 21, 2017
Viewpoint

Digital PhenotypingTechnology for a New Science of Behavior

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JAMA. Published online September 21, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11295

In this Viewpoint, Thomas Insel discusses the possibility that sensor, keyboard, and voice and speech data from smartphones might be used as a digital phenotype to improve patient-specific measurement-based behavioral care.

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy the Gold Standard for Psychotherapy?The Need for Plurality in Treatment and Research

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JAMA. Published online September 21, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13737

This Viewpoint reviews recent research findings questioning the status of cognitive behavioral therapy as the gold standard for treating mental disorders.

Talking to Machines About Personal Mental Health Problems

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JAMA. Published online September 21, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14151

This Viewpoint describes trends in the use of conversational artificial intelligence in mental health care and discusses potential advantages and risks to patients and the public.

September 20, 2017
Viewpoint

FDA Approval of TisagenlecleucelPromise and Complexities of a $475 000 Cancer Drug

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JAMA. Published online September 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15218

This Viewpoint uses FDA approval of tisagenlecleucel, the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) agent approved for human use, to discuss escalating drug prices for oncology therapies and the complex considerations of outcomes and value that should justify the pricing.

Medical News & Perspectives

New Toolkits Help Physicians Detect, Diagnose, and Manage Dementia

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JAMA. Published online September 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13627

This Medical News story discusses 2 new toolkits aimed at helping primary care physicians detect, diagnose, and manage dementia in patients.

September 18, 2017
Viewpoint

Flawed Theories to Explain Child Physical AbuseWhat Are the Medical-Legal Consequences?

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JAMA. Published online September 18, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11703

This Viewpoint urges the use of clinical judgment and evidence-based standards when evaluating or testifying about child abuse injuries in light of a rise in unsubstantiated theories (such as vitamin D deficiency) that discount abuse as a cause of those injuries.

The Misuse of Meta-analysis in Nutrition Research

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JAMA. Published online September 18, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12083

In this Viewpoint, Walter Willett and colleagues discuss the methodological challenges of conducting meta-analyses of observational nutrition studies and propose a set of standards to reduce confusion about conflicting recommendations from nutrition reviews that come to different conclusions.

September 14, 2017
Viewpoint

FDA Approval of Nonadjunctive Use of Continuous Glucose Monitors for Insulin DosingA Potentially Risky Decision

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JAMA. Published online September 14, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12075

This Viewpoint discusses the potential risks of the US Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 approval of the Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitor for making diabetes treatment decisions without confirmation of the device’s readings with fingerstick or laboratory testing.

Medical News & Perspectives

Work Progresses on Male Contraceptives, but Hurdles Remain

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JAMA. Published online September 14, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10302

This Medical News article discusses current efforts and obstacles in developing male contraceptives.

September 13, 2017
Editorial

Counting Sepsis, an Imprecise but Improving Science

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JAMA. Published online September 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13697
Original Investigation

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Incidence and Trends of Sepsis in US Hospitals Using Clinical vs Claims Data, 2009-2014

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JAMA. Published online September 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13836

This cohort study compares estimates of sepsis incidence, outcomes, and trends based on clinical data from US hospital electronic health record systems vs claims-based ICD-9 data.

JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis

Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons

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JAMA. Published online September 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13540

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons.

September 11, 2017
Viewpoint

Mitigating the Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Hurricane Harvey

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JAMA. Published online September 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14618

This Viewpoint discusses the immediate and long-term consequences of Hurricane Harvey including impact on mental and physical health of the affected population.

Research Letter

Association of Trial Registration With Reporting of Primary Outcomes in Protocols and Publications

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JAMA. Published online September 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13001

This study characterizes discrepancies between primary outcomes specified in trial protocols, registrations, and publications, and the association between prospective registration and consistency of published outcomes.

September 8, 2017
Viewpoint

Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy

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JAMA. Published online September 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14155

This Viewpoint reviews the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors as a new drug class for treating cancer, and discusses future directions including development of commercial assays for identifying response-to-treatment biomarkers and the use of combination regimens to improve response.

FDA’s Innovative Plan to Address the Enormous Toll of Smoking

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JAMA. Published online September 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.14336

This Viewpoint discusses a new FDA regulatory plan to reduce the burden of smoking-related disease by requiring reduction of nicotine in combustible tobacco products beneath addicting levels and by encouraging innovations in novel reduced-risk nicotine products.

Medical News & Perspectives

Going With the Flow: The Promise and Challenge of Liquid Biopsies

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JAMA. Published online September 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10203

This Medical News article discusses recent advances and challenges in the development of liquid biopsies for cancer management.

September 7, 2017
Viewpoint

Nutrition Counseling in Clinical PracticeHow Clinicians Can Do Better

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JAMA. Published online September 7, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10434

This Viewpoint notes that nutrition and health behavior change should become a core competency for all physicians and other health professionals working with patients at risk for nutrition-related chronic disease.

Research Integrity, Academic Promotion, and Attribution of Authorship and Nonauthor Contributions

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JAMA. Published online September 7, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.11790

This Viewpoint discusses the importance of research authorship for academic promotion and proposes revision of research integrity codes to define nonauthor contributions and distinguish nonauthor from author contributions to discourage awarding of authorship to nonauthor collaborators.

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