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December 18, 2018, Vol 320, No. 23, Pages 2391-2492

In This Issue of JAMA

Highlights

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2391-2393. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12680
Original Investigation

Association of Maternal First-Trimester Ondansetron Use With Cardiac Malformations and Oral Clefts in Offspring

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2429-2437. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18307

This cohort study uses Medicaid data to estimate the role of congenital malformations among the offspring of women who took ondansetron during the first 3 months of pregnancy (between 2000 and 2013).

Association of Delivery Mode With Pelvic Floor Disorders After Childbirth

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2438-2447. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18315

This cohort study describes the incidence of urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, and other pelvic floor disorders among women who gave birth via cesarean, spontaneous vaginal, or operative vaginal delivery.

Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2448-2460. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18472

This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials comparing opioid vs nonopioid treatment of chronic noncancer pain estimates the association of opioids with pain intensity, physical function, and incidence of vomiting.

Research Letter

Prostate Cancer–Specific Mortality Across Gleason Scores in Black vs Nonblack Men

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2479-2481. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11716

This cohort study uses SEER Prostate Active Surveillance/Watchful Waiting data to compare prostate cancer mortality in black vs nonblack men with Gleason scores of 6 vs 7-10.

Viewpoint

Protecting the Value of Medical Science in the Age of Social Media and “Fake News”

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2415-2416. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18416

This Viewpoint discusses the spread of scientific misinformation through social media, and countermeasures scientists and institutions can use to monitor and respond to it.

Addressing Health-Related Misinformation on Social Media

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2417-2418. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16865

This Viewpoint discusses strategies for debunking health misinformation on social media and ideas for ways to spread accurate health information.

Professionalism, Performance, and the Future of Physician Incentives

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2419-2420. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17719

This Viewpoint calls out the limited evidence supporting current pay-for-improvement incentives in the US, and argues that performance improvement programs that emphasize nonfinancial rewards, resources for quality improvement, and team-based recognition would be more consistent with physician motivation and professionalism and would be worth evaluating as a means to reduce health care costs and waste and improve quality.

Establishing the Effectiveness of Procedural Interventions: The Limited Role of Randomized Trials

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2421-2422. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16329

This Viewpoint highlights logistical and methodological challenges complicating the use of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to evaluate medical procedures and proposes standards of evidence for adopting new procedures in the absence of RCT data, including use of observational surveillance data to confirm the procedures’ effectiveness in real-world settings.

A Piece of My Mind

The Labor of Representation

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2423-2424. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18006

In this narrative medicine essay, a medical student shares her worries about coming out while in medical school and finding the role of explicator of all things LGBTQ at her diversity-welcoming school and suggests that medical schools teach and model LGBTQ-informed care.

Editorial

Helping Pregnant Women and Clinicians Understand the Risk of Ondansetron for Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19328

Increasing Evidence for the Limited Role of Opioids to Treat Chronic Noncancer Pain

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2427-2428. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19327
Review

Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence: A Review

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2461-2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19271

This narrative review describes common methods to assess medication nonadherence in routine care and examines current evidence on intervention strategies for improving medication adherence.

JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis

Diagnosis and Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2474-2475. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17365

This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 practice guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases on diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

A Young Woman With Chest Pain

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2476-2477. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17045

A 36-year-old gravida 3, para 3 woman who had elective cesarean delivery 11 days prior presented with 3 days of exertional chest pain, an elevated troponin I level, ST-segment depression on electrocardiography, and coronary artery dissection on angiography. What would you do next?

Medical News & Perspectives

States Move to Substitute Opioids With Medical Marijuana to Quell Epidemic

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2408-2410. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17329

This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses recently enacted state laws that allow prescribed opioids to be substituted with medical marijuana.

News From the Food and Drug Administration

A First in COPD Treatment

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2413. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19375

Rapid Ebola Test Uses Micro Reader to Improve Accuracy

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2413. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19379

The Return of OTC Primatene Mist

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2413. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19619
The JAMA Forum

Accreditation, Quality, and Making Hospital Care Better

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2410-2411. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18810
Global Health

Nigerian Lassa Fever Outbreak Caused by Rodents

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2412. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19084

Declaration of Astana Emphasizes Primary Care as Key to World Health

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2412. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19558

Global Impact of Air Pollution on Children’s Health

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2412. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19559
Poetry and Medicine

Circles

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2487. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11489
JAMA Revisited

The Historical Background of Resort Therapy: Howard W. Haggard, M.D.

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2488. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12712
JAMA Patient Page

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2492. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17288

This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Comment & Response

Controversies About Lyme Disease

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2481. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17195

Controversies About Lyme Disease

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2481-2482. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17191

Controversies About Lyme Disease—Reply

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2482-2483. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17207

Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Decline

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2483. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17554

Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Decline—Reply

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2483-2484. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17566

Self-harm, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Suicide

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2484-2485. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17558

Self-harm, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Suicide—Reply

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2485. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17562

Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Snook et al. Change in percentages of adults with overweight or obesity trying to lose weight, 1988-2014. JAMA. 2017;317(9):971-973

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2485-2486. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.18136

Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Snook et al. Changes in percentages of adults with overweight or obesity trying to lose weight, 1988-2014. JAMA. 2017;317(9):971-973

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Errors in Figure

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2486. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19142

Incorrect Author Affiliation

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2486. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19029
JAMA Masthead

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JAMA. 2018;320(23):2395-2396. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12681
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