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August 2020, Vol 180, No. 8, Pages 1039-1134

Viewpoint

COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1041-1042. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1856

This Viewpoint describes the importance of minimizing COVID-19 transmission in prisons and jails and details policies and programs for doing so.

The Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 for Immigrants in the Bronx, New York

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1043-1044. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2131

This Viewpoint explains why COVID-19 presents a greater burden for immigrant communities and advocates for a more equitable health care system.

Assessment of Deaths From COVID-19 and From Seasonal Influenza

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1045-1046. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2306

This Viewpoint uses publicly available data to analyze the number of deaths from seasonal influenza deaths compared with deaths from coronavirus disease 2019.

Perspective

Staying Apart During a Pandemic

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2505

This Perspective laments the loss of human connection caused by the social and physical distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opening Hospitals to More Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Making It Safe and Making It Feel Safe

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1048-1049. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2626

This essay details the importance in the COVID-19 era of making the changes needed to ensure that hospitals are safe for all patients who want to use them and, as importantly, to ensure that the patients feel that they are safe.

Original Investigation

Risk of Hospitalization With Hemorrhage Among Older Adults Taking Clarithromycin vs Azithromycin and Direct Oral Anticoagulants

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1052-1060. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1835

This population-based cohort study assesses the 30-day risk of hospital admission with hemorrhage after coprescription of clarithromycin compared with azithromycin among older adults taking a direct oral anticoagulant.

Health Care Policy and Law

Association of Recreational Cannabis Laws in Colorado and Washington State With Changes in Traffic Fatalities, 2005-2017

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1061-1068. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1757

This ecological study estimates the extent to which the implementation of recreational cannabis laws is associated with traffic fatalities in Colorado and Washington State.

Advance Care Planning Video Intervention Among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1070-1078. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2366

This pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial examines the effect of an advance care planning video program on hospital transfers, burdensome treatments, and hospice enrollment among long-stay nursing home residents with or without advanced illness.

Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1081-1089. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2033

This cohort study examines the characteristics of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 who will need admission to an intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, or will die, and develops a COVID-19 risk score to predict outcomes.

Association Between Healthy Eating Patterns and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1090-1100. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2176

This cohort study examines the associations of dietary scores for 4 healthy eating patterns with risk of incident cardiovascular disease.

Outbreak Investigation of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff of an Independent and Assisted Living Community for Older Adults in Seattle, Washington

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1101-1105. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2233

This case series examines the implementation of surveillance for severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 and describe symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 among residents and staff of an independent/assisted living community.

Limitations in Clinical Trials Leading to Anticancer Drug Approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1108-1115. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2250

This observational study assesses the percentage of clinical trials with limitations in 4 domains that led to US Food and Drug Administration approvals from June 30, 2014, to July 31, 2019.

Editorial

Screening for Drug Use in Primary Care: Practical Implications of the New USPSTF Recommendation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1050-1051. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7335

This editorial discusses the primary care implications of the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use.

Invited Commentary

Reducing Impaired Driving Fatalities: Data Need to Drive Testing, Enforcement, and Policy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1068-1069. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1984

Pragmatic Trials and the Evolution of Serious Illness Research

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1079-1080. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2916

Preventing COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities—A Balancing Act

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1106-1107. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2224
Editor's Note

The Risks of Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for Treatment of COVID-19—First, Do No Harm

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1118-1119. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1853

Preserving Access to the Invaluable Clinical Autopsy

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1124-1125. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2236
Research Letter

Internet Searches for Unproven COVID-19 Therapies in the United States

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1116-1118. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1764

This cross-sectional study examines internet searches indicative of shopping for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, including after high-profile endorsements.

Change in Traffic Fatality Rates in the First 4 States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1119-1120. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1769

This cross-sectional study examines the association of commercial sales and legalization of recreational marijuana with traffic fatalities.

Association Between Penicillin Allergy Documentation and Antibiotic Use

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1120-1122. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2227

This cohort study assesses the prevalence and association of documented penicillin allergy with inpatient antibiotic use in the US.

Assessment of Racial Differences in Rates of Autopsy in the US, 2008-2017

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1123-1124. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2239

This cohort study assesses the racial differences in rates of autopsy in groups of decedents older than 18 years from 2008 to 2017 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research database.

Assessment of Clinical Conditions Associated With Splenic Infarction in Adult Patients

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1125-1128. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2168

This case series examines the clinical conditions associated with splenic infarction of adult patients between 2010 and 2015 from computed tomographic imaging scans.

Comment & Response

Sex, Gender, and Precision Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1128-1129. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1599

Sex, Gender, and Precision Medicine

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1129. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1617

Sex, Gender, and Precision Medicine—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1129-1130. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1620

Clinical Uncertainty

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1130-1131. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1683

Clinical Uncertainty

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1131. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1692

Clinical Uncertainty—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1131-1132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1686

Clinical Uncertainty—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1132. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1689

Chlorthalidone and Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Patients With Hypertension

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1739

Chlorthalidone and Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Patients With Hypertension

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1133. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1742

Chlorthalidone and Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Patients With Hypertension—Reply

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1133-1134. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1736
Correction

Error in Table Data

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1134. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1232

Error in Author Affiliation

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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1134. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3780
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JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(8):1039. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4382
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