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March 17, 2020, Vol 323, No. 11, Pages 1021-1104

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):e200013. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0013
Original Investigation

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1061-1069. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1585

This single-center case series describes the demographics, symptoms, laboratory and imaging findings, treatment, and clinical course of 138 patients hospitalized with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) in Wuhan, China, highlighting presumed human-to-human hospital-associated transmission in many cases.

Association Between Surgical Approach and Major Surgical Complications in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1070-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0785

This cohort study uses Ontario administrative data to estimate the risk of complications associated with posterior or lateral vs anterior surgical approaches to total hip replacement arthroplasty.

Association Between Uncemented vs Cemented Hemiarthroplasty and Revision Surgery Among Patients With Hip Fracture

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1077-1084. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1067

This cohort study compares the rate of aseptic revision among patients with hip fracture undergoing cemented vs uncemented hemiarthroplasty in a large US integrated health care system.

Preliminary Communication

Caring for the Critically Ill Patient

Effect of a Machine Learning–Derived Early Warning System for Intraoperative Hypotension vs Standard Care on Depth and Duration of Intraoperative Hypotension During Elective Noncardiac Surgery: The HYPE Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1052-1060. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0592

This unblinded randomized trial compares the effect of a machine learning–derived system that uses arterial waveform information to predict cardiovascular decompensation vs standard monitoring by anesthesiologists on the depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension in patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgery.

Research Letter

Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Novel Coronavirus Infections Involving 13 Patients Outside Wuhan, China

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1092-1093. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1623

This case series uses patient hospital data to summarize the clinical presentation and laboratory and imaging findings of 13 patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection admitted to hospitals in Beijing in January 2020.

Return on Investment From Co-locating Tax Assistance for Low-Income Persons at Clinical Sites

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1093-1095. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0545

This study characterizes net dollars low-income persons received from participation in tax preparation services co-located at clinical sites in New York City intended to maximize credits and reduce poverty.


The Evolution of Schools of Thought in Medicine: Healthy Tensions

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1035-1036. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0748

This Viewpoint reviews the modern evolution of medicine, from William Osler’s efforts to systematize practice through evidence-based and precision medicine, and highlights unifying themes in the continued fracturing of scientific approaches to medicine, including the need for medical care to stay patient-centered despite advances in medical science and technology.

What Does It Mean to Be a Physician?

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1037-1038. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0146

This Viewpoint provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the roles and responsibilities of physicians and proposes a response to the trends in dysfunctional health care systems, lifestyle changes that favor distancing from patients, disruptions in care continuity, and expectations that doctors manage social determinants of health that threaten physician identity.

2019 Novel Coronavirus—Important Information for Clinicians

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1039-1040. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1490

This Viewpoint summarizes the epidemiology and clinical features of 2019-nCoV infection and reviews CDC criteria to guide evaluation and management of patients with possible infection.

A Piece of My Mind

How Becoming a Doctor Made Me a Worse Listener

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1041-1042. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2051

In this narrative medicine essay, a former National Public Radio reporter turned neurologist regrets time and attention she once had to show interest in and learn about people and tells how she’s adapted to retain a small measure of that reporter’s curiosity in her interactions with patients.


Randomized Clinical Trials of Artificial Intelligence

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1043-1045. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1039

Controversies in Hip Arthroplasty: Using Registries to Answer Difficult Questions

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1046-1048. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2274

Health Care Is a Right and Not a Privilege

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1049. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0891

A Disclosure Form for Work Submitted to Medical Journals: A Proposal From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1050-1051. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.22274
JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

Explaining Health State Utility Assessment

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0656

This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods reviews how health state utility assessment can be used to calculate quality-adjusted life-years, a patient-specific measure of preference for health outcomes that incorporates quantity and quality of life.

JAMA Insights

Clinical Update

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1087-1088. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.20830

This JAMA Insights Clinical Update summarizes current guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and discusses emerging prevention strategies, such as preoperative bowel preparation and negative-pressure wound therapy, that are challenging longstanding surgical practices.

Genomics and Precision Health

Genetic Ancestry Testing: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0517

This Genomics and Precision Health article explains how genetic testing is used to identify the probable geographic origins of one’s ancestors and how it can aid in risk assessment for some heritable conditions, and summarizes the contexts in which its information provides clinically relevant information.

Medical News & Perspectives

The Low-FODMAP Diet Helps IBS Symptoms, but Questions Remain

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1029-1031. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0691

This Medical News article discusses the best studied IBS dietary treatment. There’s evidence it works, but its implementation can be tricky and its long-term effects aren’t well-known.

News From the Food and Drug Administration

Cardiac Ultrasound Uses Artificial Intelligence to Produce Images

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2547

FDA Takes on Agricultural Biotech

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2449

Prescription Drugs Switched to OTC

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2548
The JAMA Forum

How Not to Spend an Opioid Settlement

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1371
Global Health

Hong Kong Unrest Contributes to Increased Mental Health Care Burden

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1987

International Measles Vaccination Campaign to Reach Millions

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2493

Guided Self-help Program May Help Refugees in Distress

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2495
Poetry and Medicine


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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1100. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0067
JAMA Revisited

The Physiologic Significance of a Record Aeroplane Flight

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1101. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13356
JAMA Patient Page

The Pritikin Diet

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1104. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.21266

This JAMA Patient Page describes the Pritikin diet and its potential benefits and risks.

Comment & Response

Measuring vs Estimating LDL-C Levels in a Clinical Trial of Bempedoic Acid

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1095. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0488

Measuring vs Estimating LDL-C Levels in a Clinical Trial of Bempedoic Acid—Reply

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0489

Bisphosphonates for Osteopenia in Postmenopausal Women

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1096. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0602

Bisphosphonates for Osteopenia in Postmenopausal Women—Reply

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1096-1097. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0605

Treatment of Older Adults With Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0942

Treatment of Older Adults With Subclinical Hypothyroidism—Reply

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0948

Errors in Table 1, Figure 3, and Results Section

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1950

Errors in Text

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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2171
JAMA Masthead


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JAMA. 2020;323(11):1021-1022. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13349