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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 1, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Acetaminophen is not effective for relieving low back pain, according to a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed the results of 13 trials encompassing...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases adds to the evidence suggesting that enterovirus-D68 is associated with limb paralysis in children....

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By Larry Husten

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

The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Hypertension have issued an updated scientific statement on the...

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March 31, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Treating gestational diabetes with glyburide, rather than insulin, is associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes in newborns, according to a...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Ferumoxytol (Feraheme), the intravenous iron-replacement drug indicated for anemic adults with chronic kidney disease, will now carry a boxed warning about...

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By Larry Husten

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

An apple a day does not appear to keep the doctor away, but it might keep the pharmacist away, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study.

Researchers examined the association between healthcare utilization...

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By Kelly Young

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

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has issued guidelines on obesity prevention and management among children in primary care settings.

Among...

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March 30, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for iron-deficiency anemia in asymptomatic children aged 6 to 24 months, according to a draft recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The statement is in line with...

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