This randomized trial compares the effect of doxycycline with placebo on reducing CT-measured abdominal aortic aneurysms over 2 years among patients with small infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of antihypertensive medication withdrawal vs usual care on systolic blood pressure (SBP) among adults ≥80 years with SBP <150 mm Hg receiving ≥2 blood pressure–lowering drugs.
This case series describes clinical characteristics, health services use, and outcomes of patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cared for at 12 hospitals of a single health system in the New York City (NYC) area.
This study describes the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 co-infection with noncoronavirus respiratory pathogens in a sample of symptomatic patients undergoing PCR testing in March 2020.
This study assessed the spectrum of initial symptoms at the onset of polymerase chain reaction–confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among health care personnel in King County, Washington.
This study reports on the prevalence, intensity, and timing of an altered sense of smell or taste in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infections.
This study uses an atomizer and fluorescent markers to simulate contamination of uncovered skin and hair of health care workers wearing personal protective equipment after intubating patient manikins under emergency conditions.
This survey study describes surgical trainees’ self-reported experiences of bullying and symptoms of burnout and suicidality assessed at the time of their board certification examination.
This 2020 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use, including nonmedical use of prescription drugs, in children, adolescents, and young adults (I statement).
This systematic review to support the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions to prevent illicit and nonmedical drug use summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of primary care–based interventions to prevent illicit and nonmedical drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults.
This Viewpoint discusses the likely effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on US health care spending and on estimates of its share of gross domestic product (GDP).
This Viewpoint discusses the shifting landscape of health care financing, regulation, and delivery as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and discusses regulatory and other changes that need to be in place if telehealth and physician practice and hospital mergers become the “new normal” once the pandemic is controlled.
This Viewpoint proposes a framework for modifying cancer care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that balances considerations about the time-sensitivity of patient need for visits and treatment, risk of infectious exposure, and hospital and staff capacity and stress.
This Viewpoint discusses the second surge of COVID-19 patients on postacute care facilities and offers suggestions on how the medical community and policy makers should prepare by ensuring adequate infrastructure, staff training, and protective equipment.
This Viewpoint reviews options legally available to state Medicaid programs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including increasing coverage of the uninsured, expanding telehealth capabilities, removing financial barriers to testing and treatment, and easing limits on drug prescriptions.
This Viewpoint discusses the ways social media can be used as a critical tool in managing the COVID-19 outbreak, such as by directing users to trusted sources and counteracting misinformation, and how it can transform aspects of preparedness and response for the future.
This Viewpoint discusses possible unforeseen consequences of the announced 2022 change to USMLE Step 1 licensure examination results reporting from a 3-digit score to a pass/fail designation, including increased emphasis by programs on the scored Step 2 Clinical Knowledge examination and increased reliance on institutional reputations as criteria to recruit trainees.
This Viewpoint reviews the roles international medical graduates (IMGs) play in US health care systems and discusses the potential challenges that the announced 2022 change in USMLE Step 1 examination scoring from a 3-digit score to a pass/fail designation will pose for this workforce segment.
This Viewpoint discusses the rationale for the announced 2022 change in USMLE Step 1 examination scoring from a 3-digit score to a pass/fail designation, addressing concerns that the change might lead to a shift in the importance of Step 2 Clinical Knowledge scores and emphasizing it as one part of a process to improve students’ transition into graduate medical education (GME) training programs.
In this narrative medicine essay, an internist considers the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on noninfected patients whose access to care may be blocked by fear, economic loss, or an overwhelmed health care system.
This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods reviews common types of nonparametric statistics, which make no assumptions about underlying population distribution, and explains when they are appropriate to use.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews current approaches to screening for and managing opioid use disorder, summarizing available screening instruments, diagnostic criteria, and appropriate use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
This Medical News Feature examines what hemodialysis centers are doing to protect their high-risk patients from COVID-19.
This Arts and Medicine feature presents a neurology-themed crossword puzzle with clinical clues and other brain teasers.
This JAMA Patient Page describes who should wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides suggestions for making masks at home and wearing them properly.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation concluding that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults.
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