Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 26, 2016

By the Editors

The prevalence of cigarette smoking has reached a new low among U.S....

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The estimated risk for microcephaly after Zika infection in the first trimester ranges from 0.88% to...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) in women is associated with increased cancer risk and vice versa, suggests a JAMA Cardiology study.

Researchers examined data from 35,000 healthy women from the Women's Health...

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By the Editors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a set of guidelines for managing invasive cervical cancer.

The document,...

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By the Editors

Half of U.S. men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance instead of...

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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 Audio Interview: Rethinking Oncology Trials: Dr. Alice Shaw discusses...

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May 25, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

High sodium intake in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, a JAMA study suggests.

Nearly...

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By Kelly Young

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

Metabolic surgery, such as gastric bypass, is recommended to treat type 2 diabetes in obese patients, according to new international guidelines that came out of...

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By Kelly Young

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

Over a quarter of all antidepressant prescriptions in Canada were for...

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