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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 27, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

A new Pediatrics study highlights the importance of vaccinating children against human papillomavirus at an early age.

Using Ontario databases, researchers identified some 130,000 girls who were …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an updated clinical report on the management of head lice.

Among the key take-aways:

  • Pediatricians may educate schools that children …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Admissions for neonatal abstinence syndrome (i.e. drug withdrawal syndrome) rose dramatically over the past decade, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Researchers examined data on nearly 675,000 …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

A blood test (Ebola Virus One-Step) for diagnosing Ebola virus infection has been recalled because it has …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The CDC on Friday issued an alert to healthcare providers in response to the widely reported HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana.

Between November 2014 and January …

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, …

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