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Blog Post Results (1-20 of 2010)


Antibiotics following C-section among obese women reduces risk of surgical infection

Among obese women undergoing cesarean delivery, a postoperative 48-hour course of antibiotics significantly decreased the rate of surgical site infection within 30 days after delivery, according to a study published by JAMA.

Contribution of opioid-related deaths to the change in life expectancy in the US

(The JAMA Network Journals) Between 2000 and 2015 in the US, life expectancy increased overall but drug-poisoning deaths, mostly related to opioids, contributed to reducing life expectancy, according to a study published by JAMA.

Risk of lung cancer death by smoking status among patients with HIV

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published in JAMA Internal Medicine projects risk of lung cancer death by smoking status among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and receiving care for HIV.

Cigarette price differences and infant mortality in the European Union

(The JAMA Network Journals) Higher cigarette prices were associated with reduced infant mortality in the European Union, while increased price differences between premium and budget cigarettes were associated with higher infant mortality, according to a new article published by JAMA Pediatrics.

Study examines suicide attempts among adults in the United States

(The JAMA Network Journals) An overall increase in suicide attempts among adults in the United States appears to have disproportionately affected younger adults with less formal education and those with common personality, mood and anxiety disorders, according to an article published by JAMA Psychiatry.

Study shows influence of surgeons on likelihood of removal of healthy breast after breast cancer dia

(The JAMA Network Journals) Attending surgeons can have a strong influence on whether a patient undergoes contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion (MNK)

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine — poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike. Over the last five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion dollars for a drug that is no more effective than...Show More Summary

Clinical trials often unregistered, unpublished

(The JAMA Network Journals) An analysis of more than 100 clinical trials found that they were often unregistered, unpublished and had discrepancies in the reporting of primary outcomes, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

Selection bias in the reporting of shaky research: An example

On 30 Dec 2016, a reporter wrote: I was wondering if you’d have some time to look at an interesting embargoed study coming out next week in JAMA Internal Medicine, which seeks to show that gun violence is a social contagion. I know that...Show More Summary

Letters, FIT Kits Can Triple Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Sending a letter and, in some cases, a simple mail-in kit tripled colon cancer screening completion among low-income adults, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center report this week in JAMA.

Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux medications

(Northwell Health) A plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to provide the same medical benefits for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux as popular reflux medications. This is according to a study published today in JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery by researchers from Northwell Health's The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and New York Medical College.

Are CTE headlines overblown? A radiologist investigates.

A study published in JAMA looking at the brains of former football players donated to a brain bank, a highly selective sample, found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a degenerative neurological disease — in nearly all deceased players examined. The mainstream media converged towards numerical consensus. Fox News reported players in a study […]

Ace inhibitor use in patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy slows progression of myocardial fibrosis

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From JAMA Cardiology: Importance In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), interventions reducing the progression of myocardial disease could affect survival. Objective To assess he effect of early angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor herapy in patients with normal

After Netflix Show “13 Reasons Why” Has Teen Girl Kill Herself, Millions Search Online for Suicide Info

If this doesn’t unnerve you, I’m not sure what would. Reuters Health reported that a study appearing online in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “Online searches related to suicide spiked right after Netflix released ‘13 Reasons Why,’ a popular series about a teen girl who takes her own life” []. The study appeared online on […]

Protein Shown to be Predictor of Kidney Damage in Children

High levels of a protein known as suPAR, which has been shown to be a marker and likely cause of kidney damage, is as reliably predictive in children as in adults, according to results of a study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics, a clinical publication of the American Medical Association.

Change in medical exemptions from immunization after elimination of personal belief exemptions in California

(The JAMA Network Journals) An increase in California in medical exemptions from immunization after elimination of personal belief exemptions suggests that some vaccine-hesitant parents may have located physicians willing to exercise the broader discretion provided by California Senate bill 277 for granting medical exemptions, according to a study published by JAMA.

Recommendations vary for vision screening in young children

(The JAMA Network Journals) The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening at least once in all children 3 to 5 years of age to detect amblyopia (also known as 'lazy eye') or its risk factors (a B recommendation);Show More Summary

Outreach interventions improve colorectal cancer screening

(The JAMA Network Journals) Outreach and notification to patients and physicians improved colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among patients who were not up-to-date or nonadherent with CRC screening, according to two studies published by JAMA.

Safety, feasibility of PrEP for adolescent men who have sex with men

(The JAMA Network Journals) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was safe and well-tolerated in a study of adolescent men who have sex with men, although adherence to the daily medication waned and some HIV infections occurred among those with poor adherence, according to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics.

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