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Undocumented immigrants have higher risk of death with emergency-only dialysis

(JAMA Network) Undocumented immigrants with end-stage kidney disease were much more likely to die and to spend more time in the hospital when they could access dialysis only as an emergency once they became critically ill.

Testing the accuracy of FDA-approved and lab-developed cancer genetics tests

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Amid the debate about how much these tests should be regulated by the FDA, one question has gone unanswered: how well do LDTs and FDA-CDs perform? A new study published this week in JAMA Oncology, which analyzed data from almost 7,000 tests, finds that the answer is: very well and very comparably.

Research letter examines firefighters and skin cancer risk

(JAMA Network) This is a report of survey data collected from firefighters about skin cancer.

Is there a future for robot-assisted surgery?

Recently, there was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal regarding robot-assisted surgery. It reported the results of two articles published in JAMA that demonstrated that robotic-assisted surgery cost more and took longer without achieving superior results to laparoscopic surgery on average. With this, my LinkedIn account lit up. Here are several of the […]

Findings show potential use of artificial intelligence in detecting spread of breast cancer

(JAMA Network) Computer algorithms detected the spread of cancer to lymph nodes in women with breast cancer as well as or better than pathologists.

Does prescription opioid use by one household member increase risk of prescribed use in others?

(The JAMA Network Journals) Living in a household with a prescription opioid user may be associated with increased risk of prescription opioid use by other household members.

A reporter sent me a Jama paper and asked me what I thought . . .

My reply: Thanks for sending. I can’t be sure about everything they’re doing but the paper looks reasonable to me. I expect there are various ways that the analysis could be improved, but on a quick look I don’t see anything obviously wrong with it, and the authors seem to know what they are doing. Show More Summary

Bogus Glasses Damage Eyes of Eclipse Viewer

Experts feared it would happen and, to one woman at least, it did. In JAMA Ophthalmology, doctors describe the case of New York's Nia Payne, who looked at August's total solar eclipse through unregulated eclipse glasses and ended up in the emergency room with a crescent-shaped spot obscuring much of...

Study of Electrocardiogram Readings in National Basketball Association (NBA) Players Highlights Value of Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines

Study of Electrocardiogram Readings in National Basketball Association (NBA) Players Highlights Value of Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines. The findings were published on Dec. 6 in JAMA Cardiology.

Abnormal electrocardiogram findings are common in NBA players

(The JAMA Network Journals) About 1 in 5 professional basketball players had abnormalities on their electrocardiograms (ECGs), some but not all of which were explained by changes in the shape and size of their hearts as a result of athletic training.

A Poem by Safia Jama

Industrial Design & Sunset   This taxi smells like the tiny box of empanadas warming my lap Eastward is summer sky, a row of trees before a row of tombstones I recall how as a kid, I loved the black hearse best Once, after I stole my first candy, I saw one make a wide […]

More Doctors Are Becoming "Nursing Home Specialists"

The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published today in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Fecal Transplants Could Become a New Cutting-Edge Treatment for Infections

Human waste has long been thought of as just that: everything the body doesn’t want or need. But new research is showing that feces may contain valuable organisms that can actually treat disease. In a new paper published in JAMA, researchers led by Dr. Dina Kao, a gastroenterologist at the University of Alberta in Canada,…

Delaying surgery for hip fracture for more than one day associated with small increased risk of death

(The JAMA Network Journals) Waiting more than 24 hours to undergo hip fracture surgery may be associated with an increased risk of death and complications.

Is patient satisfaction lower when physicians deny requests for services?

(The JAMA Network Journals) An observational study of outpatients visiting a family physician at an academic health center.

How common are new cancers in cancer survivors?

(The JAMA Network Journals) One quarter of adults 65 or older and 11 percent of younger patients diagnosed with cancer from 2009 to 2013 had a prior cancer history.


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Does clinical evaluation plus noninvasive cardiac testing improve outcomes?

(The JAMA Network Journals) Ordering coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) or stress testing for patients with chest pain in the emergency department appeared to prolong their stay and increase use of hospital resources without benefit if the patients' history and physical exam, ectrocardiogram (ECG) and blood testing were already normal.

All about the prices

JAMA had a great article last week on how total healthcare costs have increased over time in the United States. The short version is that it is all about the prices. I love how Figure 3 presents the data: Figure 3 Factors relating to healthcare expenditure changes We should expect to spend more money as […]

Brain structure, cognitive function in treated HIV-positive individuals

(The JAMA Network Journals) Adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and good viral suppression on combination antiretroviral therapy had poorer cognition and reduced brain thickness and volume on magnetic resonance imaging than adults without HIV, but changes over time in cognitive performance and brain structure were similar between the two groups over two years.

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