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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 22, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) facial injections are associated with short-lived increases in skin pliability and elasticity, according to a study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Researchers measured skin elasticity...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The label for the combination antibacterial Zerbaxa has led to medication errors and will be changed to reflect...

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By Cara Adler

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Only about half of women received Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine around the time of pregnancy in 2011, according to a study in MMWR.

Using the...

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May 21, 2015

By Joe Elia

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

Just in time for summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a Lancet study reports that colder-than-optimal temperatures are associated with more...

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By Larry Baddour, MD

Dr. Baddour is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

In patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections, 4 days of antibiotics may be sufficient after the source has been controlled,...

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May 20, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Family history of breast or ovarian cancer is not a significant, independent contributor to disease recurrence among young women with breast cancer, according to a British...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Oral prednisone confers modest improvements in function — but no improvement in pain — among patients with sciatica due to a herniated disk, a JAMA study finds....

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Roughly a third of U.S. adults have the metabolic syndrome — and nearly half of those aged 60 and older have...

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