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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 24, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

An oral combination of grazoprevir (an NS3/4A protease inhibitor) and elbasvir (an NS5A inhibitor) shows promise as a new interferon-free regimen for hepatitis C …

By Cara Adler

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

A booster dose of the candidate malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 increased protection after 4 years' follow-up in African children, according to final …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Numerous lots of Mucinex over-the-counter liquid cold medications are being voluntarily recalled because the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Women with BRCA1 mutations who are diagnosed with early-stage, estrogen-negative breast cancer might reduce their risk for dying from breast cancer by undergoing bilateral oophorectomy, …

April 23, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The rate of antibacterial drug shortages has increased sharply over the past decade, according to an analysis of national drug shortage data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases …

By Atif Zaman, MD, MPH

Dr. Zaman is an associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, from which this story was adapted.

Prednisolone might benefit certain groups with alcoholic hepatitis (AH), despite a nonsignificant finding for short-term mortality reduction overall, according to a …

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April 22, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Administration of oral insulin in children who are at risk for type 1 diabetes is associated with a potentially protective …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

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