This Viewpoint discusses several key public health lessons learned from the current West Africa Ebola epidemic that are changing the way we think about emerging infectious disease threats.
This Viewpoint questions the benefit-risk balance of vorapaxar use as a component of 3-drug antiplatelet therapy for cardiovascular disease.
This Viewpoint reports crowdsourced health care prices in California.
This retrospective cohort study reports a higher incidence of major bleeding and a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with dabigatran.
This cross-sectional, retrospective cohort study found that veterans who receive glucose test strips through both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare use more strips and are more likely to overuse strips.
This focus group study finds that physicians view maintenance of certification as an unnecessarily complex process that is misaligned with its purposes and proposes a new model.
This multicenter, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial demonstrates that among service members with persistent postconcussion symptoms hyperbaric oxygen showed no benefits over sham compressions. See the Invited Commentary by Hoge and Jonas.
This cluster randomized effectiveness trial finds that home health care nurses can effectively integrate depression care management into routine practice among patients with moderate to severe depression. See the Invited Commentary by Lyketsos.
This retrospective study of ED visits by adults shows that cardiac biomarker testing in the ED is common even among those without symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome.
This systematic review and meta-analysis indicate that medication therapy management may reduce the frequency of some medication-related problems, but the evidence is insufficient with respect to improvement in health outcomes.
This cohort study reports deferral of antiretroviral therapy beyond 12 months of the estimated date of seroconversion diminishes the likelihood of restoring immunologic health in human immunodeficiency virus 1–infected individuals. See also the Invited Commentary by Schacker.
Examining the ordering patterns for diagnostic imaging, Hughes et al found that advanced practice clinicians were associated with more imaging services than primary care physicians for similar patients during evaluation and management office visits.
This randomized parallel group study reports that the provision of in-home asthma self-management support by community health workers to low-income adults with uncontrolled asthma improves asthma control and quality of life but not unscheduled health care use.
This systematic review of English-language articles published in 2013 shows that both clinical trials and observational studies highlighted frequently overused or unnecessary care.
In this Special Communication, Sharma and colleagues conclude that preparticipation cardiac screening in athletes should be performed by experts who fully understand the cardiovascular adaptation to exercise.