JAMA
today at 01:00. Facebook
This case report describes the association between a tadpole pupil and Horner syndrome.

The Tadpole Pupil

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JAMA
yesterday at 23:00. Facebook
On-field brain and spinal injuries claimed the lives 28 high school or college football players from 2005 to 2014.

Football's Toll on Student Athletes

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JAMA
yesterday at 20:00. Facebook
The European Medicines Agency, the counterpart to the FDA in the European Union, is poised to leapfrog ahead of the FDA in an equally important drug regulatory space of transparency.

The European Medicines Agency and Clinical Study Reports

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JAMA
yesterday at 18:00. Facebook
Encouraging greater adherence to existing standards of guideline development, along with creation of standards of appropriate grading or labeling of guidelines by application or purpose, may bring clinical practical guidelines closer to the trustworthiness that the public expects and deserves.

Expanded Use and Misuse of Clinical Practice Guidelines

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JAMA
yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
JAMA Patient Page: Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

Hair loss associated with chemotherapy mostly affects the hair on the scalp but can also affect the eyelashes, eyebrows, armpit hair, pubic hair, and hair on other areas of the body. Hair loss usually starts 1 to 4 weeks after starting chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

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JAMA
yesterday at 14:00. Facebook
The adoption of mendelian randomization to prioritize (or deprioritize) major investment in RCTs before their inception should be actively encouraged.

Mendelian Randomization and Clinical Practice and Public Health

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JAMA
yesterday at 12:00. Facebook
More clinicians are advising smokers to quit and more smokers are trying to kick the habit, but a recent CDC analysis showed that successful smoking quit rates are low and too few who want to stop use evidence-based cessation methods to do so.

Help Patients Have Smoke-Free Life

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 22:44. Facebook
Do You Know The Signs of a Brain Attack?

Warning Signs of a Stroke

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
A Piece of My Mind: Should the Definition of Health Include a Measure of Tolerance?—Robert H. Brook, MD

I believe it is time to expand the WHO’s definition of health to include acceptance and tolerance. It is time to apply that new definition at the population and individual level. No community or nation should be considered healthy if hatred is pervasive. Nor should any individual be...
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Should the Definition of Health Include a Measure of Tolerance?

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
This Medical News story features an interview with 2 leading Alzheimer disease researchers discussing the disease's pathogenesis and potential treatments.

Prospects for Successful Screening and Treatment of Alzheimer's

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 14:55. Facebook
In this narrative review, Eugene Braunwald and colleagues summarize recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Update on Acute Coronary Syndrome - A Review

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
This Viewpoint examines interpretation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines and 3 other recently published cholesterol treatment guidelines.

Deciphering Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines - A Clinician's Perspective

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JAMA
02/19/2017 at 13:54. Facebook
Among patients with asymptomatic, sonographically or cytologically benign thyroid nodules, the majority of nodules exhibited no significant size increase during 5 years of follow-up and thyroid cancer was rare.

Natural History of Benign Thyroid Nodules

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JAMA
02/18/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Poetry and Medicine: Internal Rhythm—Erik Norbie

The crescendo of a murmur
traced to where
it radiates,
traced to the place
where the pulse of life
dances
against its shore.
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JAMA
02/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
The Question Everyone's Asking: Is It a Brown Recluse Spider Bite?

The Answer: Not if 2 or more of:

N - Numerous
O - Occurrence
T - Timing

R - Red Center
E - Elevated
C - Chronic
L - Large
U - Ulcerates Early
S - Swollen
E - Exudative

A Mnemonic Device to Avoid False Diagnoses of Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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JAMA
02/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
The Rational Clinical Examination

The diagnosis of acute otitis media (AOM) can be difficult, and studies examining this condition are somewhat limited. The studies we reviewed suggest that ear pain may be an important symptom but that other symptoms are not reliable. [ Ja.ma Link ]

Otitis Media, Child | The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis | JAMAevidence | McGraw-Hill Medical

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02/18/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
The Arts and Medicine: The One With Friends—Lloyd I Sederer

I hope the playwright and performers of The One With Friends keep working to make the play better, since they surely have a critical message to deliver.

The One With Friends

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JAMA
02/18/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind weight loss treatment device that electronically suppresses hunger signals traveling between the stomach and the brain ([ 1.usa.gov Link ]. The Maestro Rechargeable System, which is manufactured by EnteroMedics of St.....

Electric Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

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JAMA
02/18/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
Prospects for Successful Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer Disease

"Obviously, amyloid accumulates in the brain, but there is a system that vigorously clears amyloid and other toxins. [Dysfunction] of endothelial cells of the blood brain barrier predisposes to the accumulation of amyloid."

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02/18/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
This systematic review summarizes evidence supporting the use of laboratory tests for glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria to detect and stage kidney disease in adults.

Glomerular Filtration Rate and Albuminuria for Detection and Staging of Kidney Disease in Adults

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