Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

June 24, 2017

June 23, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has updated its guidance on breast cancer screening in average-risk women to emphasize shared decision-making between the patient and provider....

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By Kelly Young

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

A weekly injectable depot formulation of buprenorphine may be effective in treating opioid use disorder, according to a...

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By Joe Elia

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

The U.S. Senate has released a "discussion draft" of its alternative to the House of Representatives health care...

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By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that clinicians screen for sex...

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June 22, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Recombinant influenza vaccine is noninferior to inactivated flu vaccine in older adults, according...

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By Joe Elia

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

After acute stroke, whether the patient receives treatment while fully supine or sitting up has no effect on disability or mortality, suggests a New England Journal...

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June 21, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

The North American Menopause Society has updated its position on the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

The 26-page statement evaluates...

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By Kelly Young

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

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that pediatric patients aged 6 years and older be screened for obesity. The...

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By the Editors

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

Carriers of the BRCA mutation have a...

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June 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Use of buprenorphine and naltrexone has not kept pace with the increase in opioid use among youth, according to a JAMA Pediatrics...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Yoga could be as effective as physical therapy for treating low back pain, a noninferiority trial in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests.

Some 300 mostly...

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June 19, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Race, ethnicity, and poverty are associated with increased risk for elderly inpatients being discharged against physicians' recommendations, a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds.

Using...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Antibiotic stewardship programs are effective in lowering the incidence of drug-resistant bacterial infections and colonization in hospitals, according to a meta-analysis in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Researchers analyzed...

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