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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 2, 2014

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

The West African country of Senegal reported its first case of Ebola in a student who recently traveled from Guinea, making it the sixth African country affected...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Teens who are victims of cyberbullying are more likely to have mental health and substance use problems, while regular family dinners appear to moderate these...

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By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

This weekend, CardioExchange has been reporting news from the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Here are some highlights:

  • Odyssey Long...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

A low-carbohydrate diet is associated with greater weight reduction than a low-fat diet among obese adults, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

Roughly 150...

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August 30, 2014

By Joe Elia

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

LCZ696, an experimental compound that inhibits both angiotensin and neprilysin, "may well represent a new threshold" in treating heart failure, according to an editorialist in the New England Journal of Medicine. Neprilysin is an endopeptidase that degrades certain endogenous vasoactive peptides; its inhibition increases...

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August 28, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

Depression is common — and commonly untreated — among patients with cancer, but a collaborative care model is associated with improved depression symptoms, even among patients with poor prognoses, according to research published...

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By Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Low-income countries have the lowest cardiovascular-risk-factor burden — but, paradoxically, the highest incidence of major cardiovascular events — according to a New England Journal of Medicine study....

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August 27, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A collaborative care intervention involving depression care managers can lead to significant improvements in depression symptoms among teens, a JAMA study finds.

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