Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

February 10, 2016

By the Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: During a...

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By Kelly Young

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

The Zika virus has been implicated in vision-threatening eye lesions in infants born with microcephaly, according to a case series in JAMA Ophthalmology.

At a Brazilian hospital, researchers studied 29 infants born with microcephaly and no...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Two behavioral interventions can help reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections at primary care practices, a JAMA study suggests.

Nearly 50 practices in Boston and Southern California were randomized to the following interventions (alone or in...

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February 9, 2016

By Alain Joffe, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Joffe is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its recommendation for screening adolescents aged 12 to 18 for depression, provided...

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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 Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine:...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Scientists report the discovery of a new species of bacteria (Borrelia mayonii) in the upper Midwest of the U.S. that causes a unique presentation of Lyme disease. Their findings appear in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Researchers screened...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Adults who experience a concussion might face increased risk for suicide over the long term, suggests a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Using health claims and death certificate data, researchers studied 235,000 adults in...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

The American College of Physicians recommends that clinicians treating adults with major depressive disorder choose between cognitive behavioral therapy and...

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February 8, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Roughly 30% of smokers who use an internet- or telephone-based tobacco cessation program quit smoking, according to a study in Cancer....

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