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October 15, 2018
Viewpoint

The New Age of Patient AutonomyImplications for the Patient-Physician Relationship

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JAMA. Published online October 15, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14382

This Viewpoint discusses the changing role of physicians in an era when patients are self-educated about their conditions and can order tests online, evolving from physician paternalism to a role of patient consultant, procedural expert, and gatekeeper to second-line follow-up services.

JAMA Insights

Distinguishing Variant Pathogenicity From Genetic DiagnosisHow to Know Whether a Variant Causes a Condition

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JAMA. Published online October 15, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14900

This Genomics and Precision Health article explains the use of genomic testing in clinical settings when a genetic basis for disease is suspected, but the evaluation has not provided enough specificity to guide selection of a single gene test or a gene panel test.

October 11, 2018
Viewpoint

Health Apps and Health PolicyWhat Is Needed?

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JAMA. Published online October 11, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14378

This Viewpoint discusses ways in which health apps can be improved and regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration to improve health in patients and confidence in the apps by physicians.

October 8, 2018
Viewpoint

Using Quality Improvement to Promote Clinical Trials of Emergency Trauma Therapies

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JAMA. Published online October 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13607

This Viewpoint discusses the use of quality improvement reviews to build consensus about when randomized trials of competing treatment strategies are indicated and to inform the design and conduct of comparative effectiveness trials in emergency trauma.

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Hyperpigmented Macule on the Palm and Diminished Sensation

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JAMA. Published online October 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14701

A 25-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant presented with a hyperpigmented, hypoesthetic macule on her palm and an enlarged ulnar nerve. A previous biopsy of the palm lesion had revealed perineural granulomas with inflammatory cells that stained negative for acid-fast bacilli and fungi. What would you do next?

October 5, 2018
Viewpoint

The Need to Integrate Climate Science Into Public Health Preparedness for Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones

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JAMA. Published online October 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16006

This Viewpoint discusses the need to integrate advancing climate science knowledge into public health preparedness regarding extreme storms as tropical systems are changing and potentially becoming more dangerous.

October 4, 2018
Viewpoint

Implications of Zero Suicide for Suicide Prevention Research

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JAMA. Published online October 4, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13083

This Viewpoint argues that a suicide prevention model that considers suicides a “never event” implicates health professionals as failures when suicides occur and constrains the ability of investigators to conduct unbiased studies of meaningful interventions to reduce suicide incidence.

JAMA Insights

Clinical Update

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicity in 2018

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JAMA. Published online October 4, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13995

This JAMA Insights reviews the clinical presentation and management of the most common and severe immune checkpoint inhibitor toxicities.

October 3, 2018
Medical News & Perspectives

Companies Tout Psychiatric Pharmacogenomic Testing, But Is It Ready for a Store Near You?

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JAMA. Published online October 3, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14124

This Medical News article discusses commercial genetic tests to guide drug therapy for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

October 1, 2018
Viewpoint

The “Public Charge” Proposal and Public HealthImplications for Patients and Clinicians

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JAMA. Published online October 1, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16391

This Viewpoint discusses the proposed implementation of “public charge” to immigration policy that would make receipt of public assistance grounds for denying immigrants lawful permanent residence in the United States.

Research Letter

Association Between the Experimental Kickoff Rule and Concussion Rates in Ivy League Football

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JAMA. Published online October 1, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14165

This before-after study investigates changes in concussion among Ivy League football players after implementation of a 2016 rule change intended to land more kickoffs in the end zone and reduce player injury.

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