Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities

IMAGE: Ilya Monosov, PhD, shows data on brain activity obtained from monkeys as they grapple with uncertainty. Monosov and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified… view more  Credit: Washington University Photographic Services The term “doomscrolling” describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every…

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Anticoagulation in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

What The Study Did: This study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 examines the association of anticoagulation treatment with mortality rates. Authors: Valerie M. Vaughn, M.D., M.Sc., of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11788) Editor’s…

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Comparing symptoms, RNA levels in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection

What The Study Did: Researchers compared the association between symptoms and SARS-CoV-2 RNA levels in children and adults. Authors: Erin Chung, M.D., of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2025) Editor’s Note: The…

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AI predicts how patients with viral infections, including COVID-19, will fare

IMAGE: This image shows specialized lung cells (resembling a beaded necklace) that may mount a cytokine storm in response to some viral infections. view more  Credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to sift through terabytes of gene expression data —…

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Association of Medicare Advantage star ratings with disparities in quality of care

What The Study Did: Researchers examined the associations between Medicare Advantage star ratings, which are created using data from all enrollees in a plan, and disparities in care for racial/ethnic minorities and enrollees with lower income and less education. Authors: David J. Meyers, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Brown University School of Public Health in Providence,…

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Deep learning with SPECT accurately predicts major adverse cardiac events

IMAGE: Prediction performance of DL compared to quantitative measures and Kaplan-Meier curves for quartiles of DL. view more  Credit: Image created by Singh et al., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Reston, VA (Embargoed until 6:15 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 11, 2021)–An advanced artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning can predict major adverse cardiac events…

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Factors Associated With Self-reported Symptoms of Depression Among Adults With/Without Previous COVID-19

What The Study Did: This survey study compared features of major depression in people with or without prior COVID-19 illness. Authors: Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16612) Editor’s Note: The…

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Promising ovarian cancer treatment proves effective and efficient

IMAGE: Bioluminescence images overlayed with pictures of representative mice implanted intraperitoneally with luciferase-positive ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3) before and after treatment with Pb-214-TCMC-trastuzumab. view more  Credit: Image provided by Abdullah Metebi, PhD Student at the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. Reston, VA (Embargoed until 11:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, June 11, 2021)–Preclinical…

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Autopsy Study of Patients With/Without COVID-19

What The Study Did: This autopsy study examines differences in skeletal muscle and myocardial inflammation in patients who died with COVID-19 versus other diseases. Authors: Tom Aschman, M.D., and Werner Stenzel, M.D., of the Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, are the corresponding authors. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2004)…

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