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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 6, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Advisers to the FDA have followed the World Health Organization's advice in their recommendations for the 2015–16 influenza vaccine components.

The committee recommends that the trivalent...

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By Kelly Young

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

There are racial disparities in the proportion of children who have dental caries and get treatment, suggest...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA says that it is not necessary for physicians to cancel endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures with one specific model of duodenoscope that's in use without the proper clearance for marketing. There is no evidence that...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

An experimental postexposure vaccine appears to have prevented Ebola virus infection in a U.S. healthcare worker, according to a JAMA article.

In September 2014, a physician caring...

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By The Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Physicians...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Suffocation, including hanging, is an increasingly common method of suicide among children...

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March 5, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

People with a high genetic risk for developing coronary heart disease appear to derive greater benefit from statins than people with...

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By The Editors

The FDA has approved nivolumab (Opdivo) to treat metastatic squamous non-small cell...

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