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).
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.
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.
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.
This Viewpoint discusses the spread of scientific misinformation through social media, and countermeasures scientists and institutions can use to monitor and respond to it.
This Viewpoint discusses strategies for debunking health misinformation on social media and ideas for ways to spread accurate health information.
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.
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.
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.
This narrative review describes common methods to assess medication nonadherence in routine care and examines current evidence on intervention strategies for improving medication adherence.
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.
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?
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses recently enacted state laws that allow prescribed opioids to be substituted with medical marijuana.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hand, foot, and mouth disease.
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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