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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 22, 2014

By Larry Husten

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) — added in recent years to the current standard of anticoagulation therapy in some patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — offers no...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Two patients with sustained HIV remission after undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation experienced viral rebound after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Consuming probiotics may modestly improve blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis in Hypertension.

Researchers analyzed data from nine randomized, controlled trials...

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July 21, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The International AIDS Society-USA has released two sets of clinical guidelines on preventing and treating HIV, in conjunction with the AIDS 2014 conference and...

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By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

There is unquestionably a shadow cast over this year's international AIDS meeting here in Melbourne, writes...

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By Kelly Young

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

A history of miscarriage or stillbirth is associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease in women, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative published...

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July 18, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Non-AIDS-related cancers are now responsible for as many deaths as AIDS among HIV-infected patients, according to a Lancet study.

Researchers followed nearly 50,000 HIV-infected patients receiving...

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