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ISSN / EISSN : 00987484 / 15383598
Current Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA) (10.1001)
Total articles ≅ 249,662
Google Scholar h5-index: 209
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Deborah J. Cook, John C. Marshall, Robert A. Fowler
Published: 6 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5775

Dedicated, impassioned, and exhausted clinicians the world over are collaborating to report the emerging profile of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pand
Catherine A. Hogan, Malaya K. Sahoo, Benjamin A. Pinsky
Published: 6 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5445

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed the global importance of robust diagnostic testing to differentiate severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from other routine respiratory infections and guide appropriate clinical management. Given the limited testing capacity available in the United States early in the pandemic, individuals with a clinical syndrome consistent with COVID-19, but without travel or exposure history, were not tested.1 Therefore, it remains uncertain whether there may have been community circulation of SARS-CoV-2 prior to the identification of individuals with positive results through standard public health surveillance. Sample pooling, a strategy used for community monitoring of other infectious diseases such as trachoma, has not, to our knowledge, been deployed for the early comprehensive screening of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.2
Saad B. Omer, Preeti Malani, Carlos Del Rio
Published: 6 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5788

This Viewpoint provides a summary update of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US, discussing case-fatality rates, interpretation of polymerase chain re
Giacomo Grasselli, Alberto Zangrillo, Alberto Zanella, Massimo Antonelli, Luca Cabrini, Antonio Castelli, Danilo Cereda, Antonio Coluccello, Giuseppe Foti, Roberto Fumagalli, et al.
Published: 6 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5394

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak a pandemic due to the constantly increasing number of cases outside China.1 Patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection can develop coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has resulted in high rates of hospitalization and intensive care unit (ICU) admission.2
Cynthia Tsai
Published: 3 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5450

In this narrative medicine essay, a resident physician with asthma describes her internal deliberations about public vs private good after a decision to retreat
Nason Maani, Sandro Galea
Published: 3 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1637

This Viewpoint acknowledges that physicians in clinical roles may be limited in their ability to influence social determinants of patients’ health but proposes
Jose F. Figueroa, Austin B. Frakt, Ashish K. Jha
Published: 3 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2436

This Viewpoint introduces the notion of a polysocial risk score, much like a polygenic risk score, which might help predict the risk that varying combinations o
Lawrence O. Gostin, Lindsay F. Wiley
Published: 2 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.5460

This Viewpoint provides historical and legal context for governmental directives to close schools and businesses, ban public gatherings, impose curfews, issue s
Jennifer Abbasi
Published: 1 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.0792

This Medical News article is an interview with FDA scientist David Strauss, MD, PhD, about his recent studies in JAMA investigating sunscreen safety.
Rita Rubin
Published: 1 April 2020
JAMA; doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2669

This Medical News story examines the question of whether some melanomas might be better left undetected.