Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 24, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Limited-channel sleep studies, which can be conducted at home, may be noninferior to full polysomnography for patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea, suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study....

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January 23, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Mortality from cervical cancer is higher than previously believed, particularly among black women, a study in Cancer finds. The analysis excluded women who'd undergone hysterectomy,...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved plecanatide (marketed as Trulance) to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation. The...

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By Joe Elia

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

President Trump signed his first executive order on Inauguration Day to "minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the [Affordable Care] Act, and prepare to afford the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Sepsis is associated with more hospital readmissions than other leading causes of readmission, including myocardial infarction and...

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January 21, 2017

By the Editors

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM...

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January 20, 2017

By the Editors

Take a look at today's offerings from NEJM Group:

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Flipped classrooms are becoming more and more popular with educators. The concept is to teach the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Genital human papillomavirus infection is common among men, and vaccination coverage is low, according to a study in JAMA Oncology....

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By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) may help clinicians identify roughly a quarter of men who could avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies, according to an...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Fluorouracil cream (USP 5%), used to treat actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinoma,...

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By Joe Elia

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Auvi-Q, an alternative epinephrine auto-injector, will return to the market in mid-February, the parent company announced on Thursday.

Kaleo CEO Spencer...

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January 19, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The FDA and Environmental Protection Agency have broken down which fish are safest to eat — based on mercury levels — for young children and women of childbearing age, particularly those who are breast-feeding...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Beach umbrellas appear to offer less sun protection than sunscreen, according to a small, industry-conducted study in JAMA Dermatology.

Some 80 adults in Texas were randomized...

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January 18, 2017

By the Editors

Take a look at today's selection from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Colorectal Cancer Screening: A 79-year-old woman visits your office for routine care. She has normal bowel movements without...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Asthma was ruled out in a third of adults who were re-evaluated several years after first being diagnosed with the condition. The findings appear in...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is associated with improvements in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to the phase...

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