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This Viewpoint describes the necessity of conflict of interest disclosures for psychosocial research and suggest approaches to improve their use.
This survey study uses the Maslach Burnout Inventory to measure physician burnout and associated outcomes in a large academic medical center.
This study examines the association between oncologists’ receipt of payments from pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug selection in 2 situations where there are multiple treatment options.
This randomized controlled crossover study compares patients’ perception of physicians’ compassion and patients’ perception of physicians’ communication skills and professionalism and patients’ overall physician preference after watching two standardized scripted-video vignettes of physicians.
This Viewpoint examines ethical concerns with respect to biopsy procedures performed in clinical trials and proposes a set of recommendations for biopsy results reporting.
This Viewpoint uses the case of Jahi McGrath, a physically healthy adolescent in a brain-dead state since a catastrophic surgical complication in 2013, to discuss the differences between neurologic and legal definitions of brain death and to explain conflicts between families' and physicians’ understandings of prognosis that arise as a result.
This data review investigates the characteristics and conflicts of interest of public speakers at Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee meetings.
This Viewpoint highlights the inadequacy and lack of transparency of most research institutions’ responses to allegations of research misconduct, and describes development of a proposed checklist to establish definitions and standards for complete research integrity investigations.
This systematic review summarizes the quantity and nature of otolaryngology residency training literature and evaluates whether this literature aligns with the 6 core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
This cross-sectional analysis examines the nature of industry payments to physicians who author otolaryngology clinical practice guidelines.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of achieving balance between the practical and the ideal in clinical practice guideline development.
This study presents a mathematical model to describe the distortive effects of self-photographs, prove the increased perceived nasal size, and calculate the magnitude of this effect from different camera distances.
This data analysis examines the differences in industry payments to male and female physicians in 2015.
In this Viewpoint, John Ioannidis argues that nutrition researchers should be required to disclose relevant dietary advocacy, activism, practices, and personal preferences given indirect financial benefits they may realize from offering dietary advice and the relative ease with which they can promote their personal beliefs in diet through science.
This On the Brain article looks at Mary Shelley’s classic work Frankenstein in film adaptations and spin-offs.
This article describes the ethical challenges that occur when providing nusinersen treatment for patients with spinal muscular atrophy.
This study examines the nonresearch payments received by committee and board members of oncology clinical pathway vendors.
This Special Communication examines clinical issues and challenges in assessing patients with serious advanced illnesses who are considering voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, and explores underlying ethical and legal considerations.
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