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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 25, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Here's a quick look at what happened on the U.S. Ebola front this week:

  • A doctor in New York City was diagnosed with Ebola a week after returning from treating patients in Guinea. It's the city's first diagnosed case.

  • The CDC issued new guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE); the recommendations...

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October 24, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A doctor in New York City who returned from West Africa last week tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, the New York Times reports. The man, who had been treating Ebola patients...

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By Kelly Young

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

Two Lancet articles highlight the unique healthcare challenges faced by homeless patients.

Some of...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

An outbreak of influenza A (H3N2) among a largely vaccinated Navy crew in February 2014 demonstrates the flu risk that remains among...

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October 23, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

People arriving in the U.S. from the three West African countries stricken with Ebola — Sierra...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Attempts to shorten tuberculosis treatment regimens from 6 months to 4 by including a fluoroquinolone were not effective in three noninferiority studies in...

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By Christine Sadlowski

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

Bariatric surgery might be tied to subsequent orthostatic headaches caused by spontaneous intracranial...

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