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March 23, 2020
Original Investigation

Multicenter Emergency Department Validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0288

This cohort study evaluates the Canadian Syncope Risk Score to validate its ability to predict 30-day serious outcomes during emergency department evaluation.

Association Between Medicaid Expansion and Rates of Opioid-Related Hospital Use

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0473

This observational differences-in differences study examines the rates of opioid-related emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations before and after state Medicaid expansions.

Editorial

JAMA Internal Medicine—The Year in Review, 2019

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7523
Research Letter

Comparison of Industry Payments in 2017 With Annual Salary in a Cohort of Academic Oncologists

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0090

This study uses public employee salary data from 14 US public medical schools and the Open Payments database from the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to examine the ratio of academic oncologists’ reported salaries to their general payments from the medical industry.

Use and Costs of Breast Cancer Screening for Women in Their 40s in a US Population With Private Insurance

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0262

This study uses Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis data to examine the total annual cost of breast cancer screening for women aged 40 through 49 years in the United States.

Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

Alternating QRS Complex Morphology in a Man Presenting With Stroke

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0463

This case report describes a man in his 70s who presented with left-sided hemiparesis, dysarthria, gaze deviation in the right eye, and left-sided hemineglect.

Peer Reviewers List

JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2019

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0154
March 16, 2020
Viewpoint

Investing in the Health of American Indians and Alaska Natives

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0189

This Viewpoint discusses the importance of investing in the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

Original Investigation

Development and Validation of a Penicillin Allergy Clinical Decision Rule

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0403

This diagnostic study develops and validates a penicillin allergy clinical decision rule that enables point-of-care risk assessment of patient-reported penicillin allergies.

Teachable Moment

Less Is More

Not All Hypertension Is a Lifelong Disease: A Teachable Moment

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0361

This Teachable Moment encourages clinicians to be aware of the high prevalence of primary aldosteronism and to consider screening in appropriately selected patients.

Research Letter

Estimation of Glomerular Filtration Rate With vs Without Including Patient Race

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0045

This cross-sectional study evaluates the use of race in estimating glomerular filtration rate and whether height and weight could substitute for race using pooled data from 10 studies of people with and without chronic kidney disease.

Generalizability of Clinical Trials Supporting the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Blood Pressure Guideline

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 16, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0051

This study uses National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to evaluate whether patients enrolled in the clinical trials that support the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline are representative of the US adult population recommended additional pharmacotherapy by the ACC/AHA guideline.

March 13, 2020
Original Investigation

Risk Factors Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Death in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in Wuhan, China

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 13, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0994

This cohort study describes risk factors and clinical characteristics and outcomes in 201 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome or died.

March 9, 2020
Viewpoint

Health Care Policy and Law

The Skyrocketing Cost of Rectal Indomethacin

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0099

This Viewpoint discusses the rising cost of rectal indomethacin medication, a drug used for preventing pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Original Investigation

Efficacy of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Patients With Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0249

This randomized clinical trial examines the efficacy of gabapentin as pharmacotherapy for alchohol use disorder in adults with a history of alcohol withdrawal.

Association Between Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade Discontinuation and All-Cause Mortality Among Persons With Low Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0193

This cohort study investigates the association of renin-angiotensin system blockade therapy discontinuation after estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases with the risk of mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events, and end-stage kidney disease.

Editor's Note

Continuation of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in the Face of Kidney Disease Progression—Safe and Possibly Life Saving

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0300

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Do Not Take the Food Out of Patients’ Mouths

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7151
Research Letter

Socioeconomic and Health Characteristics of Families at Risk for Losing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7152

This cross-sectional study compares the health, nutritional, and financial vulnerabilities of families at risk for losing extended categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with those of families meeting federal eligibility standards.

Five-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial Testing Mailed Nicotine Patches to Promote Tobacco Cessation

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0001

This study assesses the outcomes of nicotine patches mailed to smokers who were participants in a previous randomized clinical trial to promote tobacco cessation.

March 6, 2020
Original Investigation

Severe Lung Injury Associated With Use of e-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products—California, 2019

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0664

This case series presents the clinical characteristics and vaping product exposures of 160 patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury in California.

March 3, 2020
Original Investigation

Lobbying Expenditures and Campaign Contributions by the Pharmaceutical and Health Product Industry in the United States, 1999-2018

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0146

This observational study uses publicly available data to analyze how much the pharmaceutical and health product industry spent on campaign contributions and lobbying in the US from 1999 to 2018.

Editorial

Lobbying Expenditures, Campaign Contributions, and Health Care—Follow the Money

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0145
March 2, 2020
Viewpoint

Health Care Policy and Law

Integrated Drug Reviews at the US Food and Drug Administration—Legal Concerns and Knowledge Lost

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0074

This Viewpoint argues against the US Food and Drug Administration’s replacement of individual scientific reviews with integrated reviews for new drug approvals.

Original Investigation

Association of Nonobstructive Chronic Bronchitis With Respiratory Health Outcomes in Adults

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0104

This cohort study assesses the association of chronic bronchitis with adverse respiratory health outcomes in adult ever smokers and never smokers.

Association of QT-Prolonging Medications With Risk of Autopsy-Defined Causes of Sudden Death

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0148

This case-control study evaluates the association between QT-prolonging medications and autopsy-defined sudden arrhythmic death vs nonarrhythmic sudden death in an autopsy cohort.

Editorial

Updated Hepatitis C Virus Screening Recommendation—A Step Forward

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7334
Invited Commentary

Long-term Sequelae of Nonobstructive Chronic Bronchitis—Is Airflow Obstruction Important?

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7280
Research Letter

Patterns and Trends in Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults Who Received Intensive Care at the End of Life

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7535

This study uses Medicare claims data to identify and assess disparities in the use of advance care planning among adults 65 years or older who died between 2000 and 2015 and received intensive care during the last 30 days of life.

Sex Differences in Salaries of Department Chairs at Public Medical Schools

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7540

This study investigates whether sex pay differences exist among clinical department chairs from 29 state medical schools in 12 states.

Correction

Errors in Abstract and Figure 2A

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online March 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0222
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