Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 29, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Total knee replacement for knee osteoarthritis should be reserved for patients with more severe OA symptoms, according to...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. It is indicated...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved niraparib...

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By Joe Elia

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

The American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario have issued a joint updated guideline on...

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By the Editors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that the available evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Supplementation with vitamin D and calcium doesn't help prevent cancer in healthy older women, a JAMA study finds.

Some 2300 healthy women aged 55...

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By the Editors

Greater childhood lead exposure is tied to slightly lower cognitive function and socioeconomic status in adulthood, according to a JAMA study....

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March 28, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

An innovative strategy for diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care could significantly increase screening rates, cut screening wait times, and reduce unnecessary referrals to specialty care, a JAMA Internal...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics...

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March 27, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Avoiding all tree nuts might not be necessary in people who have a single tree nut allergy, suggests a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Researchers analyzed data from over 150 tree nut oral food...

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By the Editors

In case you missed it, House Republicans decided not to put...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Duloxetine, venlafaxine, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, tricyclic antidepressants, atypical opioids (e.g., tapentadol), and botulinum toxin are all more effective than placebo in reducing...

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March 25, 2017

March 24, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Many children and adolescents with diabetes aren't being screened for diabetic retinopathy soon after their diagnosis, according to a retrospective study in...

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By Cara Adler

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

Starting in 2013, the number of U.S. tuberculosis diagnoses among foreign-born people was higher in those who had arrived many years before diagnosis than...

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