Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 27, 2016

By the Editors

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around:...

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August 26, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Most patients with chronic rhinosinusitis aren't regularly treated with topical intranasal steroids as...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The manufacturer of the EpiPen auto-injector is taking steps to lower costs for some patients following increasing complaints about the treatment's growing...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Migraine in children is associated with increased risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to a case-control study in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Researchers studied 425 children...

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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: With internal medicine residency interview season starting soon,...

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By Kelly Young

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

The number of drug products obtained by law enforcement that tested positive for fentanyl (so-called fentanyl submissions) increased five-fold and deaths from synthetic opioids nearly...

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August 25, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The International Agency for Research on Cancer now says there’s sufficient evidence that "absence of excess body fatness" lowers the risk for eight additional cancers:...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

A male infant born with microcephaly in Brazil had evidence of Zika viremia at least 67 days after birth, researchers...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

Focused ultrasound thalamotomy reduces hand tremor in patients with essential tremor, according to an industry-supported study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Seventy-six patients with medically...

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August 24, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Mosquito transmission of the Zika virus is now being investigated in Florida's Pinellas County on the Gulf of Mexico, according to the governor's office....

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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: Case record...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Integrated care produces some better patient outcomes than traditional care, suggests a JAMA study.

Researchers studied records...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved marketing for two tests that help clinicians evaluate signs of concussion and head injury. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and ImPACT...

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By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Drug companies' protestations that their high prices stem from the costs of development don't hold up under scrutiny, a JAMA analysis asserts.

The analysts...

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August 23, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Older adults who experience fractures rarely discontinue medications that might have put them at risk, suggests a retrospective study in...

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By Kelly Young

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

Donor stool transplantation is associated with reduced risk for Clostridium difficile recurrence, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine....

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Average-risk women with low breast density might be able to undergo less frequent screening mammograms, according to a modeling study in the Annals of Internal...

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By Kelly Young

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

The American Heart Association now recommends that children limit their added sugar intake to 25 g daily or...

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