This randomized clinical trial and matched cohort study compares the effects of immediate vs delayed use of a self-applied adhesive continuous ECG monitoring patch on new diagnoses of atrial fibrillation in patients at high risk of atrial fibrillation.
This randomized trial compares the effects of intravenous alteplase vs oral aspirin treatment on functional outcomes in patients with minor nondisabling acute ischemic stroke.
This randomized clinical trial compares true acupuncture with sham acupuncture and with waitlist control on the reduction of joint pain related to aromatase inhibitor use in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.
This study uses commercial claims database data to characterize trends in testosterone prescribing in the United States from 2002 to 2016.
This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease and cardiovascular disease risk with the ankle-brachial index in asymptomatic adults (I statement).
This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) using the ankle-brachial index (ABI) summarizes published evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the ABI test and the benefits and harms of treatment of screen-detected PAD.
This Viewpoint discusses the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term, an interdisciplinary program aimed at advancing addiction and pain research in the United States.
This Viewpoint discusses the Philip Morris International–funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, whose stated mission is to end cigarette smoking within a generation, and explains why the effort is likely a distraction from true evidence-based tobacco control.
This Viewpoint proposes strategies to manage code linkage gaps and other sources of error in the transition in the United States from use of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
In this narrative medicine essay, a medical student reflects on the way that bad news, whether shared with humanity or as a bungled communication, affects how the person on the receiving end reacts, grieves, and moves forward.
A 61-year-old man presented with 4 weeks of progressive weakness and paresthesias, cognitive impairment, difficulty ambulating independently, and hyperreflexia with diminished vibratory sensation and proprioception in his lower extremities. A complete blood cell count revealed macrocytic anemia; magnetic resonance imaging revealed prolonged T2 signal in the posterior columns of the spinal cord. What would you do next?
This Medical News story examines the controversy surrounding Philip Morris International’s funding of a foundation whose stated purpose is to reduce the use of conventional cigarettes.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for peripheral artery disease with measurement of the ankle-brachial index.
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