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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 29, 2015

By Joe Elia

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The circumstances surrounding a case cluster of acute flaccid paralysis or cranial nerve dysfunction point to, but do not...

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By David Amrol, MD

Icatibant, a selective bradykinin B2-receptor antagonist approved for hereditary angioedema, is associated with 70% faster resolution of ACE inhibitor–induced angioedema than usual care, a phase II trial in the New England Journal of Medicine finds.

Nearly...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

Tight control of hypertension in pregnancy is not associated with increased perinatal risk or major benefits, a New England Journal of Medicine study finds.

Researchers enrolled nearly 1000 hypertensive...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The FDA will now require...

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January 28, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Pregnant women who are offered financial incentives to stop smoking are more than twice as likely to quit as their peers who receive only routine care, a BMJ study finds.

Researchers in...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

By the end of 2016, 30% of the payments that Medicare makes to physicians and hospitals should be based on the...

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By Kelly Young

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

A new survey by Consumer Reports found that few patients are warned about the radiation hazards of computed tomographic (CT) imaging...

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By Kelly Young

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

Targeted biopsy of the prostate is associated with improved detection of high-risk prostate cancer and reduced detection of...

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