Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 30, 2015

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved a balloon that helps obese patients lose weight by filling part of the stomach and triggering feelings of fullness. The ReShape...

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By Kelly Young

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

The American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse is recommending that physicians register for...

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July 29, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Many gastric lesions are associated with increased long-term risk for gastric cancer, according to a retrospective BMJ study.

Using Swedish registries, researchers...

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By Joe Elia

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

The risk factors for cryptogenic transient ischemic attacks and ischemic strokes remain obscure after a follow-up study published in The Lancet Neurology...

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By the Editors

The South Korean government has declared an end to the Middle East Respiratory...

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By the Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 40-year-old man was...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Hospitalizations, mortality, and medical expenditures have dropped markedly among Medicare beneficiaries over the last 15 years, a JAMA study finds.

Using Centers for Medicare

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July 28, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA is examining the potential risks associated with brain deposits that may occur after repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

All adults should be screened for depression in primary care settings "with adequate systems in place to ensure...

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