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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 29, 2015

By Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH

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

Opioid-dependent individuals visiting the emergency department are much more likely to participate in addiction treatment when buprenorphine/naloxone therapy is started during the visit, a JAMA study finds....

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April 28, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Two doses of a herpes zoster subunit vaccine show high efficacy in older adults, according to a phase III, industry-funded study in the New...

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By Larry Husten

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

PCSK9 inhibitors dramatically lower LDL cholesterol and may confer a mortality benefit, according to a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors note...

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By Jenni Whalen

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

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers clinicians guidance in evaluating suspected physical abuse in children.

The...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma face increased cardiovascular risk decades later, a JAMA Internal Medicine study finds.

Researchers retrospectively examined the medical records of some...

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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...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is recommending that fluoride levels...

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April 27, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

A new Pediatrics study highlights the importance of vaccinating children against human papillomavirus at an early age.

Using Ontario databases, researchers identified some 130,000 girls who were...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an updated clinical report on the management of head lice.

Among the key take-aways:

  • Pediatricians may educate schools that children...

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