This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of a single preoperative dose of cefazolin vs saline on the incidence of surgical site infection following removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of below-knee fractures.
This case-crossover study estimates the association between short-term exposures to ambient fine particulate matter and ozone and mortality in the continental United States.
This study uses data from the observational Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study to assess disparity in diabetes risk between black and white middle-aged adults.
This meta-analysis summarizes the effects of calcium, vitamin D, or combined calcium and vitamin D supplements on fracture incidence among community-dwelling older adults.
This study uses data from a large California health care system to investigate trends in prenatal marijuana use from 2009 through 2016.
This Viewpoint discusses ways in which government agencies could encourage discovery of new indications for older, off-patent drugs.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of the United States’ commitment to support the Global Health Security Agenda to help protect the nation and the world from epidemic disease.
This Viewpoint discusses how physicians’ choice of words can amplify patients’ symptoms and distress and suggests approaches to communication in common situations that could reduce iatrogenic nocebo effects.
This Viewpoint describes the five lines of reform the US Department of Defense is implementing for its TRICARE health plan, the main provider of health care services to enlisted service members in all military branches, their families, and retirees.
This essay ponders John Keats’ erstwhile mention of negative capability as a prelude to identifying the art of treating patients that reaches beyond or within the bounds of science.
This commentary discusses a cross-sectional analysis published in JAMA Ophthalmology describing incidence of sports-related ocular trauma in US emergency departments.
This JAMA Performance Improvement article uses the case of a patient who received an overdose of insulin to discuss proper protocol and follow-up after a medication dosing error.
This Medical Letter review summarizes the mechanism of action and adverse effects of guselkumab, an interleukin-23 blocker, for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic or phototherapy.
In this Medical News article, experts discuss the FDA’s strategy to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels.
This Medical News article discusses trends in opioid misuse and dependence in adolescents and young adults.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews the HBO adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, produced by Oprah Winfrey, and the ongoing relevance of the story to life sciences research ethics.
This JAMA Patient Page describes heat stroke, its prevention, and its treatment.