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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 30, 2014

By Larry Husten

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

When ordering cardiac imaging procedures, physicians should understand the appropriate use of each procedure, the radiation dose associated with the procedure, and the risks associated with that dose, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. …

By Christine Sadlowski

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A position paper from the American Academy of Neurology on the prescription of opioids for noncancer pain outlines "best practices" clinicians should …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations on promoting bone health in children and adolescents.

Among the recommendations, published in Pediatrics:

  • At year-3, year-9, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods — including the progestin implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs) — should be first-line contraceptive options for adolescents because of their safety, efficacy, and ease of use, according to a new policy statement …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A pair of commentaries in the Annals of Internal Medicine comes out strongly against California's ballot measure, Proposition 46, which, among other things, would …

By the Editors

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September 29, 2014

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By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has updated the label for the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) with new warnings about the elevated risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The CDC is investigating whether cases of acute neurologic illness in children are tied to the outbreak of enterovirus D68, which has been …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Adding pertuzumab (Perjeta) to docetaxel and trastuzumab (Herceptin) as a first-line treatment was associated with …

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