This essay discusses the prevalence of medical jargon and how clinicians can consciously avoid jargon and work to improve communication with patients and their families.
This article describes the care of a Jehovah’s Witness patient to highlight the importance of patient-centered care and shared decision-making when treating underrepresented populations at risk for stigmatization by the medical community.
This cohort study examines the varying policies on substitution of generic drugs for brand-name products throughout the US.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of early tocilizumab administration vs standard therapy in preventing clinical worsening in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effects of tocilizumab vs usual care in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and moderate-to-severe pneumonia.
This cohort study assesses mortality rates among patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care who were treated with tocilizumab.
This study examines the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for biosimilar biologic products by evaluating the site and facility inspections, animal and human studies, and comparative efficacy trials conducted to support the applications.
This qualitative study compares nutritional content depicted in the 250 top-grossing US movies from 1994 to 2018 with established nutrition rating systems, dietary recommendations, and US individuals’ actual consumption.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on peripheral blood leukocyte and lymphocyte cell counts and clinical improvement in Chinese patients with COVID-19.
This randomized clinical trial compares the risk of overcorrection with use of rapid intermittent bolus and slow continuous infusion with hypertonic saline in patients with symptomatic severe hyponatremia.
This cohort study describes the ventilatory support provided within 30 days of death in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, cancer, or dementia.
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the effectiveness of therapies for reducing pain and improving quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.
This Teachable Moment discusses the benefits of addressing patients’ spiritual and religious needs in patient care, particularly at the end of life.
This cohort study examines how early spending changes vary by incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 and how implementation of policies to limit transmission affect health care spending as the pandemic evolves.
This survey study uses prepandemic data to estimate how many adults at increased risk of severe COVID-19 held essential jobs and could not work at home or lived in households with such workers.
This case-control study examines the association of COVID-19 with the respiratory muscles in Dutch critically ill patients.
This cross-sectional study investigates the diversity of speakers who discussed COVID-19 and other content on cable news programs.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the outcomes of universal COVID-19 testing following discovery of incident cases in 11 long-term care facilities in the US.
This cross-sectional study examines the travel patterns from home residences to locations of fatal drug overdoses in Cook County, Illinois, from August 1, 2014, to December 31, 2018.
This cohort study uses data from a COVID-19 tracking project to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 infection by race/ethnicity in 12 US states.
This cross-sectional study examines National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to assess the prevalence of secondhand smoke exposure in nonsmokers in the US population 3 years and older.
This case report describes man in his 20s with no documented medical history presented to the emergency department after an unwitnessed syncopal event who was subsequently diagnosed with Lyme disease.