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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 31, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Among older patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), concomitant use of the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is associated with increased risk for sudden death,...

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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 Knowledge+ Blog: If you are taking...

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By Kelly Young

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

Hansen's disease (HD), also known as leprosy, is on the decline in the U.S., but clinicians should still consider...

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By Cara Adler

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

Lyme carditis occurs in about 1% of patients with Lyme disease and rarely is associated with death, according to an MMWR...

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By Larry Husten

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

Aortic valve replacement "is a reasonable option in select nonagenarian patients," researchers conclude in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Mayo Clinic physicians reviewed their...

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October 30, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Laparoscopic gastric bypass leads to nearly twice as much weight loss as laparoscopic gastric banding, but at the cost of more short-term...

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By Kelly Young

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

Treatment for cervical epithelial neoplasia is associated with an increased risk for later second-trimester miscarriage, according to a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed 15...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The CDC has confirmed acute neurologic illness with limb paralysis of unknown etiology in 51 children in 23 states in recent months,...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved the first vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria...

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