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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

December 19, 2014

By The Editors

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

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: What is patient...

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By The Editors

The CDC's flu surveillance report in MMWR notes that influenza activity has been increasing in recent weeks:

  • As of Dec....

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drops (finafloxacin otic suspension, marketed as...

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December 18, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Cytisine, a partial agonist of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, helps smokers quit tobacco more effectively than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT), according to a New England Journal of...

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By Kelly Young

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

Benzodiazepine use in the U.S. is much more common among women...

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By Christine Sadlowski

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

Migraine may be a risk factor for the facial paralysis known as Bell palsy, a...

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By Larry Husten

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

Thrombectomy may be beneficial in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to a large, phase III study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Five hundred patients with ischemic stroke were randomized...

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December 17, 2014

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