Explore the latest in medical devices and equipment from The JAMA Network, including emerging technologies and safety and regulatory concerns.
This randomized clinical trial tests the effectiveness of a gamification intervention designed using insights from behavioral economics to enhance social incentives within families to increase physical activity.
This propensity-weighted analysis uses data from 30 US children’s hospitals to test the hypothesis that intracranial pressure monitoring is associated with improved functional survival of children with severe traumatic brain injury.
This analysis of postmarketing data related to a wireless pulmonary artery sensor finds approximately 2.8% of patients experience adverse events.
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.
An elderly woman developed pain and swelling in her upper extremity after an attempt was made to place a peripherally inserted central catheter. What is your diagnosis?
This case series study examines the immunohistochemical features of capsular contracture in patients who have undergone silicone implant rhinoplasty.
This Surgical Pearl describes a new type of splint designed to sit extremely caudally along the septum, to be left in place for 2 to 3 weeks postoperatively, and to replace other methods of posterior septal angle fixation to the nasal spine.
This systematic review examines the quality of evidence leading to US Food and Drug Administration approval of soft-tissue fillers.
A man in his 60s with a medical history of hypertension and pacemaker implantation several years prior for symptomatic sinus node dysfunction was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of abdominal pain.
This study uses the National Inpatient Sample database to assess the association between rates of inferior vena cava filter placement in the United States and the 2010 US FDA device safety warning.
This analysis characterizes the studies used to support US Food & Drug Administration 2015 premarket approval of devices, particularly findings of device safety and effectiveness for women, the elderly, and minorities.
This analysis of claims data compares physician reimbursement in Medicare Advantage, traditional Medicare, and commercial health insurance plans.
A man in his 80s with a pacemaker presents to the emergency department after falling in his bathroom; there was no associated loss of consciousness, chest pain, dyspnea, or palpitations. What would you do next?
This study characterizes the quality of clinical studies and data used to support US Food and Drug Administration approval of modifications to high-risk medical devices.