Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

June 25, 2016

June 24, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted against use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) during the upcoming flu season, citing low efficacy among children during the past three seasons.

The quadrivalent …

By Cara Adler

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

HIV testing was performed at only 1% of physician office visits made by young men during 2009 to 2012 …

By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists again says there is not enough evidence to recommend routine use of episiotomy during …

June 23, 2016

By the Editors

Abortion requests in Latin America increased following a Pan American Health Organization alert about …

By the Editors

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Australia has experienced no mass fatal shootings since it banned rapid-fire long guns in 1996, a JAMA study finds. The ban included guns already owned by …

By Kelly Young

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

Adding genetic testing to autopsy findings may help identify the cause of death in young people with sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a New England Journal of …

June 22, 2016

By Thomas L. Schwenk, MD

Dr. Schwenk is deputy editor of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

The average U.S. diet improved somewhat in recent years, but nearly half of …

By the Editors

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

New York City, which has a significant population that regularly travels to other countries in the Americas, has reported 182 cases of confirmed …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Phytoestrogens might offer some relief for hot flashes and vaginal dryness associated with menopause, suggests a JAMA meta-analysis. The researchers, however, advise caution in interpreting the findings. …

June 21, 2016

By the Editors

NEJM Resident 360, a new website and discussion platform from NEJM Group, gives residents the information, resources, and support they need to approach …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

One in three patients who have atrial fibrillation and higher risk for thromboembolism might not receive recommended oral anticoagulation therapy, according to a study in the Journal of …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are no more likely than physicians to provide low-value care for common health concerns, suggests an observational study in the Annals of …

By Atif Zaman, MD, MPH

Dr. Zaman is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Pioglitazone is associated with improved disease activity in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) plus prediabetes or …

June 20, 2016

By the Editors

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HIV and ID Observations: Dr. Paul Sax asks readers to caption an ID-related cartoon. …

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