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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 26, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Findings from a network meta-analysis in the Lancet may help guide decisions regarding blood pressure-lowering therapy in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Researchers examined nearly 160...

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By Paul E. Sax, MD

The following is an excerpt from NEJM Journal Watch's HIV and ID Observations blog:

My friend (and HIV/ID colleague) Mauro Schechter sent me a funny email the other day — from Brazil, where he lives and works:

I just read...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Males who are obese during late adolescence might face increased risk for colorectal cancer later in life, a study in Gut suggests.

Nearly 240,000...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Infants living at very high altitudes appear to be at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Pediatrics study.

Researchers retrospectively studied nearly 400,000 infants born...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

A new systematic review, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, does little to help settle the ongoing dispute over how long dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be continued following implantation of...

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May 22, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) facial injections are associated with short-lived increases in skin pliability and elasticity, according to a study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Researchers measured skin elasticity...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The label for the combination antibacterial Zerbaxa has led to medication errors and will be changed to reflect...

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By Cara Adler

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Only about half of women received Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine around the time of pregnancy in 2011, according to a study in MMWR.

Using the...

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