This trial of patients with obesity and hypertension compared the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus medical therapy on antihypertensive medication use and blood pressure control after 3 years.
for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians and the Commission on Health of the Public and Science of the American Academy of Family Physicians
This guideline from the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians provides recommendations for nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adult outpatients.
This article posits that data on the comparative effectiveness of N95 versus medical masks are inconclusive and could be misinterpreted and suggests reevaluating this evidence or acknowledging these deficiencies in the setting of guidelines.
This commentary discusses the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and why the international community should hesitate to develop forecasts and preventive strategies for COVID-19 without integration of African data and leadership by African institutions.
on behalf of the Pulmonary Critical Care Anti-Racism Working Group
This article reviews basic respiratory physiology and highlights the clinician's role in discouraging the public from relying on speech as a sign of adequate respiration, especially to propagate injustice or violence.
Thirty years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this commentary asks whether the medical community has fulfilled the pledge that persons with disabilities receive the same access to care as all Americans.
The editorialist believes the studies by Schiavon, Doumouras, and their respective colleagues support Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as treatment for obesity but do not suggest that early surgical intervention is better than a stepwise approach to managing cardiometabolic consequences of obesity.
Lu and colleagues described the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and patient data to assess lung cancer risk. The editorialist raises issues with using AI and data mining of EHRs to improve patient care.
Sudharsanan and colleagues showed the importance of adjusting for the age distribution of COVID-19 cases before comparing case-fatality rates across countries. The editorialists explore the effect of age distribution on these rates and other determinants of between-country variation in disease severity.