Hao-Yuan Cheng, MD, MSc; Shu-Wan Jian, DVM, MPH; Ding-Ping Liu, PhD; et al.
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.
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Contact Tracing Assessment of COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics in Taiwan
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Gyms, Restaurants, Mass Transit, and Community COVID-19 Exposures
Benjamin N. Rome, MD; Frazer A. Tessema; Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH
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.
Product Hopping—An Expensive and Wasteful Practice
Jennifer D. Claytor, MD, MS; Rita F. Redberg, MD
Jiaqi Huang, PhD; Linda M. Liao, PhD, MPH; Stephanie J. Weinstein, PhD; et al.
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.
HwaJung Choi, PhD; Andrew Steptoe, DSc; Michele Heisler, MD, MPH; et al.
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.
Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH; Eugenia Buta, PhD; Lisa Suter, MD; et al.
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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.
Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C; J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, APRN; Deborah B. Ejem, PhD; et al.
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.
Marleen Kunneman, PhD; Megan E. Branda, MS; Ian G. Hargraves, PhD; et al.
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.
Jay Swayambunathan, BS; Abhijit Dasgupta, PhD; Philip S. Rosenberg, PhD; et al.
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
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS; Joseph Larson, MS; Nicole C. Wright, PhD; et al.
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.