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September 2020, Vol 180, No. 9, Pages 1141-1264

Viewpoint

Hospital Investments in Housing—Banner of Change or Red Flag?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1143-1144. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2348

This Viewpoint considers the implications of hospital-financed housing on the health care system as a whole as well as compared with governmental and social financing obligations.

Health Care Policy and Law

Need for Transparency and Reliable Evidence in Emergency Use Authorizations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Therapies

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1145-1146. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2402

This Viewpoint discusses potential problems with the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization document allowing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Caring for Older Adults With Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1147-1148. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2492

This Viewpoint discusses the challenges faced by older adults with diabetes and ways to care for them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perspective

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

COVID-19—Back to the Future

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1149-1150. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2498

This essay describes how the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is forcing health care systems to implement new adaptations in delivering services.

Sideline Guilt

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1150-1151. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2746

This Perspective highlights one physician’s feelings of guilt regarding not directly caring for patients infected with COVID-19.

Original Investigation

Contact Tracing Assessment of COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics in Taiwan and Risk at Different Exposure Periods Before and After Symptom Onset

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1156-1163. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2020

This study delineates the transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and evaluates the transmission risk at different exposure window periods before and after symptom onset.

US Spending Associated With Transition From Daily to 3-Times-Weekly Glatiramer Acetate

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1165-1172. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2771

This economic evaluation of insured patients estimates US spending associated with the transition from daily to 3-times-weekly glatiramer treatment.

Association Between Plant and Animal Protein Intake and Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1173-1184. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2790

To provide evidence for public health recommendations regarding dietary modifications in choice of protein sources that may promote long-term health outcomes, this cohort study assesses overall mortality and cause-specific mortality associated with consumption of plant protein and animal protein in a large US population with 16 years of follow-up.

Comparison of Health Outcomes Among High- and Low-Income Adults Aged 55 to 64 Years in the US vs England

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1185-1193. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2802

This cross-sectional study compares health care outcomes in middle-aged adults in the US vs England by income status.

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Arthritis Pain: A Randomized Withdrawal Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1194-1202. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2821

This randomized withdrawal trial evaluates whether discontinuing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and engaging in a telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy program is noninferior to continuing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Effect of an Early Palliative Care Telehealth Intervention vs Usual Care on Patients With Heart Failure: The ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1203-1213. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2861

This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of an early palliative care telehealth intervention over 16 weeks on the quality of life, mood, global health, pain, and resource use of patients with advanced heart failure.

Assessment of Shared Decision-making for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1215-1224. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2908

This randomized clinical trial assesses the use of a shared decision-making tool during clinical encounters and the effects on anticoagulant treatment decisions in patients with atrial fibrillation who are at risk of experiencing stroke.

Incidence of Hip Fracture Over 4 Decades in the Framingham Heart Study

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1225-1231. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2975

This cohort study examines the decrease in the incidence of hip fractures noted over 40 years in the US.

Less Is More

Serial Bone Density Measurement and Incident Fracture Risk Discrimination in Postmenopausal Women

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1232-1240. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2986

This cohort study of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative assesses whether a second bone mineral density measurement approximately 3 years after an initial assessment is associated with improved estimates of hip fracture or major osteoporotic fracture risks in postmenopausal women.

Editorial

Is a “Cytokine Storm” Relevant to COVID-19?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1152-1154. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3313

Product Hopping—An Expensive and Wasteful Practice

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1154-1155. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2736
Invited Commentary

Improving the Integration of Palliative Care in Heart Failure—It’s Hard to Hit a Moving Target

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2855

Less Is More

The Importance of Careful Patient Selection in the Use of Follow-up Bone Mineral Density Testing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1240-1241. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4818
Editor's Note

Contact Tracing, Testing, and Control of COVID-19—Learning From Taiwan

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2072
Teachable Moment

Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1246-1247. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2495

This Teachable Moment describes a man in his 80s with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and transient ischemic attack who presented following a mechanical fall.

Research Letter

Emergency Visits for Thunderstorm-Related Respiratory Illnesses Among Older Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1248-1250. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1672

This cross-sectional study examines the association between thunderstorm-related atmospheric changes and emergency department visits for acute respiratory illnesses among Medicare beneficiaries.

Comparison of Reported Deaths From COVID-19 and Increase in Total Mortality in Italy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1250-1252. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2543

This analysis compares reported deaths from COVID-19, February 23 to April 4, 2020, and total mortality in Italy from January 12 through April 4 in the years 2015 through 2020.

Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1252-1254. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2713

This case series examines the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who received intervention by a novel coronavirus disease 2019 palliative care response team, focused on providing high-quality goals-of-care conversations in time-critical situations.

Uptake of Infliximab Biosimilars Among the Medicare Population

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1255-1256. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3188

This cross-sectional study uses Medicare data to examine the uptake of Inflectra and Renflexis, and investigates physician prescribing behavior in switching between biologic and biosimilar versions.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Irregular Narrow Complex Tachycardia: Buy One, Get One Free

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1242-1243. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1506

This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings in a woman with irregular narrow complex tachycardia.

Right Coronary Artery Vasospasm Presenting as Complete Atrioventricular Block

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1244-1245. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2361

This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of a man in his 60s with progressive dyspnea and substernal chest discomfort at rest following placement of a single drug-eluting stent.

Comment & Response

Health Care Policy and Law

Integrated Drug Reviews at the US Food and Drug Administration

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1248-1250. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1981

Implications of ST Changes During Normal Echocardiography

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1256-1257. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1832

Implications of ST Changes During Normal Echocardiography—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1257-1258. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1844

Seeking and Implementing Evidence-Based Physician Suicide Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1258. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1841

Seeking and Implementing Evidence-Based Physician Suicide Prevention—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1258-1259. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1829

Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1259-1260. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1912

Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1260. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1915

Integrated Drug Reviews at the US Food and Drug Administration—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1261-1262. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1978

COVID-19 Transmission Conclusions Justified by the Analysis Results?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1262. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4097

COVID-19 Transmission Conclusions Justified by the Analysis Results?—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1262-1264. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4100
Correction

Errors in Abstract, Text, and Supplement

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1264. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4924
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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1141. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4387
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