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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 30, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Laparoscopic gastric bypass leads to nearly twice as much weight loss as laparoscopic gastric banding, but at the cost of more short-term …

By Kelly Young

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

Treatment for cervical epithelial neoplasia is associated with an increased risk for later second-trimester miscarriage, according to a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed 15 …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The CDC has confirmed acute neurologic illness with limb paralysis of unknown etiology in 51 children in 23 states in recent months, …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved the first vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria …

By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Emergency Physicians has highlighted another five tests and procedures physicians should question, as part of the Choosing Wisely …

October 29, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

High milk consumption in adults is associated with increased mortality and, among women, increased fracture risk, according to an observational study in BMJ.

In Sweden, over 60,000 women …

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: …

By Kelly Young

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

Phone calls that remind patients with HIV to take their medication do not appear to improve illness outcomes …

October 28, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC released new Ebola guidelines on Monday for monitoring travelers, including healthcare workers, coming to the U.S. from West Africa.

For asymptomatic travelers at the highest level of risk (e.g., received a …

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