Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 3, 2015

By Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Dr. Krumholz is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

A large series published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms conventional wisdom...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine might help treat oral warts, suggests a series of cases in JAMA Dermatology.

The authors describe a healthy man in his sixties with recurrent mucocutaneous lesions...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The FDA has approved rolapitant (Varubi) to help prevent delayed-phase nausea and vomiting in adults undergoing chemotherapy. The tablet is intended to be taken in conjunction with...

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September 2, 2015

By Peter Roy-Byrne, MD

Dr. Roy-Byrne is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

Antipsychotics are used frequently to manage challenging behaviors in adults with intellectual disability but...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Available evidence supports daily use of topical intranasal corticosteroids plus saline irrigation as first-line treatment for chronic sinusitis in adults, according to a...

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By Kelly Young

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

The heart ages of U.S. men and women are estimated to be 7.8 and 5.4 years older, respectively, than their actual ages, according...

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By Kelly Young

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

Bicycle-related injuries requiring medical treatment have increased recently in the U.S., largely driven by an increase in accidents among...

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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: Perspective: U.S. academic medical centers claim that...

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September 1, 2015

By the Editors

This week, we're bringing you highlights from the European Society of Cardiology Congress in London. Below are two studies that NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology found to be of particular interest:

– MATRIX: Among patients with an acute coronary syndrome, the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events did not...

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