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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 18, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The American Medical Association has offered eight priority areas for improving the design and usability of electronic health records. "There is a great sense...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Middle-aged adults who regularly experience headache — and migraine with aura in particular — might be at increased...

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September 17, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The United Nations is calling for $1 billion in international aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic, the New York Times...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Urine detection of human papillomavirus DNA could be an alternative to cervical DNA testing, according to a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers examined...

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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 naloxegol (Movantik) to decrease the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Combination therapy with a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) plus inhaled corticosteroid is associated with better...

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By Kelly Young

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

Magnesium sulfate administered to pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery does not lead to improved outcomes in their children...

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September 16, 2014

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