This randomized trial reports that among patients with acute sciatica due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids resulted in modestly improved function and no improvement in pain compared with placebo.
This meta-analysis explores the association of amyloid pathology with age, APOE genotype, sex, education, and presence of cognitive impairment among persons without dementia.
This participant-level meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of PET scan–measured amyloid in Alzheimer disease participants and its associations with age, sex, education, cognitive function, and APOE genotype.
This population epidemiology study uses NHANES data to report trends in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in US adults between 2003 and 2012.
This Viewpoint discusses an Institute of Medicine report that identifies 15 measures as core metrics for better health at lower cost.
This Viewpoint discusses why US News & World Report reports on hospital quality, how performance is evaluated, and what evolution in data sources and methods may be anticipated.
This Viewpoint discusses how physicians and health care organizations could work together to achieve the optimal number of patient office visits.
This Viewpoint discusses benefits of and barriers to including physicians in Medicare’s bundled hospital care payment system.
This narrative review summarizes stroke risk prediction tools and strategies to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis summarizes an updated Cochrane review evaluating antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression.
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