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December 2020, Vol 180, No. 12, Pages 1568-1717

Viewpoint

Navigating Through Health Care Data Disrupted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1569-1570. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5542

This Viewpoint examines the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and health care–related data collection.

Perspective

We Need Blood and I Am Not Allowed to Help

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1571-1572. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4331

This Perspective details the unnecessary restrictions on gay men donating blood and the impact of these restrictions on the critical shortages of blood supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Incompatibility of Patient-Centered Care With Fee-for-Service Payment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1572-1573. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4341

This essay details the services provided by primary care clinicians that are not covered by fee-for-service payments but that are more important to patients, especially near the end of life, than many expensive, unwanted tests for which fee-for-service payments are available.

Physician Work Environment and Well-Being

Medicine and Grief During the COVID-19 Era: The Art of Losing

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1573-1575. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5635

This essay discusses the difficulties associated with mourning in the time of coronavirus 2019.

Original Investigation

Seroprevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in 10 Sites in the United States, March 23-May 12, 2020

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1576-1586. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4130

This cross-sectional study estimates the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 antibodies in convenience samples from 10 geographic sites in the United States.

Association of Infections and Use of Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1587-1595. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4192

This case-control study estimates the risk of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection associated with infections and the comparative risk associated with fluoroquinolones vs other antibiotics with similar indication profiles among patients with the same types of infections.

Association of Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1596-1605. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4199

This cohort study examines the risk for aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection in patients receiving fluoroquinolones for treatment of pneumonia or urinary tract infection.

Filtration Efficiency of Hospital Face Mask Alternatives Available for Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1607-1612. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4221

This quality improvement study assesses aerosol filtration efficiencies for fitted face mask alternatives used during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Cell Phone Activity in Categories of Places and Associations With Growth in Cases of COVID-19 in the US

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1614-1620. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4288

This cohort study examines the association between cell phone location and the rate of change in new COVID-19 cases by county across the US.

Less Is More

Early Noninvasive Cardiac Testing After Emergency Department Evaluation for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1621-1629. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4325

This retrospective cohort study evaluates the effectiveness of early noninvasive cardiac testing in patients presenting to an emergency department with chest pain.

Association of the National Health Guidance Intervention for Obesity and Cardiovascular Risks With Health Outcomes Among Japanese Men

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1630-1637. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4334

This cohort study investigates the association of the national health guidance intervention for obesity and cardiovascular risks with population health outcomes among working-age men in Japan.

Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Percutaneous Interventions With Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Meta-analysis

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1638-1646. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4748

This meta-analysis evaluates the difference in all-cause and cause-specific mortality in randomized clinical trials comparing percutaneous coronary intervention with coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

Implication of Trends in Timing of Dialysis Initiation for Incidence of End-stage Kidney Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1647-1654. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5009

This large cohort study assesses temporal trends in initiating long-term kidney dialysis by level of estimated glomerular filtration rate to evaluate whether an association exists between these trends and the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Concordance Between Blood Pressure in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial and in Routine Clinical Practice

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1655-1663. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5028

This prognostic study evaluates the concordance between blood pressures obtained in routine clinical practice and those obtained using the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial protocol and whether concordance varied by target trial blood pressure.

Community Outbreak Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Bus Riders in Eastern China

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1665-1671. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5225

This cohort study examines the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19 through investigation of an outbreak among bus riders in Eastern China.

Health Care Policy and Law

Association of Medicaid-Focused or Commercial Medicaid Managed Care Plan Type With Outpatient and Acute Care

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1672-1679. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5408

This cohort study compares the use of outpatient and acute care between Medicaid enrollees randomly assigned to a national commercial managed care plan or a local Medicaid-focused managed care plan.

Invited Commentary

Filtration Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Availability of N95 Face Masks for COVID-19 Prevention

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1612-1613. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4218

A Tale of 2 Blood Pressures

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1663-1664. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5007

Stopping Superfluous Shocks With System Solutions

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1692-1693. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5430
Editor's Note

Observational Study Design Challenges—The Case of Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1605-1606. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4191
Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Management at the End of Life: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1691-1692. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5041

This Teachable Moment advocates for considering a patient’s implantable cardioverter defibrillator in discussions regarding a do-not-resuscitate order.

Research Letter

Association of Sleep Duration and Variability With Body Mass Index: Sleep Measurements in a Large US Population of Wearable Sensor Users

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1694-1696. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2834

This cohort study examines sleep and demographic data from wearable activity tracking devices to assess for an association of sleep duration and variability with body mass index.

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Novel Guideline-Directed Diabetes Therapies Under Medicare Part D

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1696-1699. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2922

This study examines cost sharing for novel second-line diabetes treatment agents under Medicare Part D.

Illness-Related Work Absence in Mid-April Was Highest on Record

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1699-1701. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2926

This survey study analyzes data from the Current Population Survey to compare trends in work absence over the first 4 months of 2020 relative to 2019 to shed light on the health and ecenomic effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Health Care Policy and Law

Clinical Evidence Supporting US Food and Drug Administration Clearance of Novel Therapeutic Devices via the De Novo Pathway Between 2011 and 2019

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1701-1703. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3214

This cross-sectional study characterizes the premarket clinical evidence supporting clearance of moderate-risk novel therapeutic medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration.

COVID-19 and Psychological Distress—Changes in Internet Searches for Mental Health Issues in New York During the Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1703-1706. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3271

This cross-sectional study analyzes trends in internet searches for mental health issues in New York during the coronavirus disease 2019 lockdown.

Internet Searches for Acute Anxiety During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1706-1707. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3305

This cross-sectional study analyzes internet search data to evaluate the association of COVID-19 with anxiety.

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Community Hospital

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1707-1709. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4214

This cross-sectional study assesses the rate of COVID-19 infection among health care workers in a large community hospital.

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Rates in a Multistate Sample of Skilled Nursing Facilities

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1709-1711. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5664

This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence of asymptomatic and presymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in skilled nursing facilities.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Unusual Electrocardiographic Findings in a Patient With a Postmyocardial Infarction

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1680-1681. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1890

This case report presents unusual electrocardiographic findings in a patient with a postmyocardial infarction.

Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia With a Dominant R-Wave in Lead aVR—Is It Ventricular Tachycardia?

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1682-1684. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4759

A woman in her 50s presented to the emergency department in a comatose condition 1 hour after she had consumed 50 tablets each of doxepin and amitriptyline as a suicide attempt due to depression.

A Man With a Sixth Wave in Electrocardiogram Results

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1685-1686. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4783

This case report describes a 39-year-old man with a short history of subjective fever, lethargy, cough, nausea, and vomiting.

The Negative U Wave: The Company U Keep

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1687-1688. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5024

This case report presents the electrocardiographic findings of a woman in her 60s who arrived in the emergency department with altered mental status, elevated blood pressure, and asymmetric pupils.

Scorpion Sting With ST-Segment Elevation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1689-1690. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5674

This case report describes a young patient with severe shortness of breath after a scorpion sting.

Comment & Response

Deprescribing Proton Pump Inhibitors

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1711-1712. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2441

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Deprescribing Proton Pump Inhibitors—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1712. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2429

SEP-1 Septic Shock Bundle Guidelines Not Applicable to Inpatients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1712-1713. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2756

Health Care Policy and Law

SEP-1 Septic Shock Bundle Guidelines Not Applicable to Inpatients—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1713-1714. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2768

Decision Aids and the Absence of Expected Longevity Benefits of Mammography Screening in Women 75 Years and Older

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1714. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3620

Decision Aids and the Absence of Expected Longevity Benefits of Mammography Screening in Women 75 Years and Older—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1714-1715. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3617

Clinical Laboratory Test Unit Homogeneity—an Urgent Need

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1715-1716. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3532

Challenges in Prediction and Diagnosis of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and Wernicke Encephalopathy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1716. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3558

Challenges in Prediction and Diagnosis of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and Wernicke Encephalopathy—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1716-1717. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3561
Correction

Error in Funding/Support Section of End Matter

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1717. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.6386
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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(12):1568. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4402
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