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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 24, 2014

By Joe Elia

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

Despite being widely recommended as a first-line intervention in low-back pain, acetaminophen does no better than placebo, according to a Lancet study.

Some 1650...

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The FDA on Wednesday approved idelalisib (Zydelig) to treat patients with relapses of three...

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By Larry Husten

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

Relying on new evidence along with previously disclosed data, an investigation in the BMJ casts doubt on the reliability of data supporting the anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa).

The...

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By Kelly Young

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

Having pregnancies in quick succession was not associated with increased risk for adverse birth outcomes in a study in the...

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By Kelly Young

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

Roughly 81% of overweight boys and 71% of overweight girls consider themselves to be...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Measurement of the peripheral pulse by stroke patients or their relatives can help distinguish paroxysmal atrial...

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July 23, 2014

By the Editors

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has published new recommendations on identifying and treating gynecologic issues in young cancer...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A federal appeals court has determined that the federal government cannot subsidize health insurance plans in...

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