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November 3, 2020, Vol 324, No. 17, Pages 1699-1798

In This Issue of JAMA

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):e200043. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0043
Original Investigation

Effect of an Online Weight Management Program Integrated With Population Health Management on Weight Change: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1737-1746. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18977

This cluster randomized trial compares the effects of an online weight management program with vs without a health manager monitoring progress vs usual care on 12-month weight change among adults with overweight or obesity and a diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes.

Association Between African American Race and Clinical Outcomes in Men Treated for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer With Active Surveillance

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1747-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17020

This cohort study estimates 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance.

Association Between Industry Payments to Physicians and Device Selection in ICD Implantation

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1755-1764. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17436

This cross-sectional study examines the association between payments from device manufacturers to physicians and device selection for patients undergoing first-time implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D).

Research Letter

Change in Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Over 60 Days Among Health Care Personnel in Nashville, Tennessee

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1781-1782. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18796

This study examines the duration of antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 in health care personnel over a 60-day period in Nashville, Tennessee.

Association of SARS-CoV-2 Test Status and Pregnancy Outcomes

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1782-1785. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19124

This study examines the pregnancy outcomes of individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 and those uninfected at a hospital in Sweden.

Trends in Industry Payments to Physicians in the United States From 2014 to 2018

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1785-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11413

This study uses Medicare Open Payments data to characterize trends in the prevalence and value of physicians’ interactions with industry overall and by specialty between January 2014 and December 2018 after implementation of the federal Open Payments transparency program in 2013.

Viewpoint

Long-term Health Consequences of COVID-19

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1723-1724. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19719

This Viewpoint discusses long-term consequences of COVID-19 infection, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, and mental health sequelae, and calls for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to better characterize how post–acute phase disease manifests in organ systems and overall health.

COVID-19: Beyond Tomorrow

Preserving Elective Surgeries in the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1725-1726. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19594

This Viewpoint describes the health burden imposed on patients and the logistical and financial burdens posed to health systems by the temporary halting of elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and proposes organizational and policy responses to maintain standards of quality and safety while sustaining the surgical services patients need.

Preventing and Responding to COVID-19 on College Campuses

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1727-1728. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20027

This Viewpoint from CDC officials discusses late summer and early fall increases in COVID-19 cases among college-age students when they were returning to campus, and reiterates public health measures that could reduce outbreaks and the need for university-community partnership to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Protecting the Editorial Independence of the CDC From Politics

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1729-1730. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19646

In this Viewpoint, 3 former editors of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) respond to reports that political appointees have altered the timing and/or language of the publication to influence perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest measures to preserve MMWR’s editorial independence and prevent future political interference.

A Piece of My Mind

Memento Mori

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1731-1732. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20844

In this narrative medicine essay a cardiologist with a previously treated astrocytoma describes his thoughts and fears of managing a tumor recurrence when he experiences frightening symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial

Active Surveillance for Black Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1733-1734. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16315

Reconsidering Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1735-1736. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19795
Review

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Extremity Venous Thromboembolism: A Review

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1765-1776. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17272

This narrative review summarizes recent developments in the diagnosis and management of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including discussion of risk factors, clinical presentation, and risks for pulmonary embolism (PE) and other complications.

From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

Influenza Vaccine for 2020-2021

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1777-1778. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19507

This Medical Letter review summarizes available influenza vaccine formulations for use during the 2020-2021 flu season, with guidance on which to choose for specific age groups and populations.

Medical News & Perspectives

Large Meta-analysis Digs Into Obesity’s COVID-19 Risks

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1709-1711. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18637

This Medical News article is an interview with nutrition expert Barry Popkin, PhD, lead author of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on coronavirus disease 2019 among individuals who are obese.

News From the Food and Drug Administration

Biologic Treatment Approved for Rare Blood Disorders

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.21140

New Center at FDA Will Advance Digital Health Innovation

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20828

Combination Therapy Approved for Adults With Mesothelioma

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1715. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.21141
The JAMA Forum

Unexpected Health Insurance Profits and the COVID-19 Crisis

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1713-1714. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19925
Bench to Bedside

Newly Discovered Cellular Pathway Blocks Ebola, COVID-19 Viruses

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1712. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19649
Poetry and Medicine

The Daughter

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1793. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13316
JAMA Revisited

Some Medical Humorists

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1794. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13686
JAMA Patient Page

Risk of COVID-19 During Air Travel

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1798. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19108

This JAMA Patient Page describes the risk of acquiring the COVID-19 virus associated with air travel, steps that airlines and airports are taking to mitigate risk, and steps that passengers can take to reduce their risk.

Comment & Response

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1788-1789. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16452

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16449

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences—Reply

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1789-1790. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16455

Intraoperative Dexamethasone During Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1790. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16889

Intraoperative Dexamethasone During Pediatric Cardiac Surgery—Reply

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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1790-1791. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16892
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JAMA. 2020;324(17):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13679
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