Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 24, 2016

September 23, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

An investigative article in STAT reveals the extent to which Abbott Laboratories pharmaceutical representatives went to promote OxyContin to physicians.

For example, …

By the Editors

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineer and professor at Rice University, is one of the 2016 recipients of the MacArthur …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The 5-alpha reductase inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride do not appear to increase risk for erectile dysfunction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia …

September 22, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Genetically modified enzymes — used increasingly to create flavors and fragrances and to enhance the strength of detergents and medications — appear to be "potent allergens" …

By the Editors

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

World leaders on Wednesday vowed to work together to solve the root causes of antimicrobial …

September 21, 2016

By Joe Elia

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

The continued use of beta-blockers 1 year after an acute myocardial infarction doesn't improve survival in …

By David J. Amrol, MD

Dr. Amrol is a contributing editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Introducing infants to egg at ages …

By the Editors

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Adults with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) are unlikely to progress to end-stage renal disease over a 5-year period, according …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Among young adults attempting to lose weight, adding a wearable device that tracks exercise and energy expenditure offers no …

September 20, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Vasectomy is not associated with increased risk for prostate cancer incidence or mortality, according to an observational study in the Journal …

By the Editors

An updated guideline from three medical societies offers clinicians evidence-based recommendations for using radiotherapy …

By the Editors

The CDC has relaxed its recommendations for people living in or traveling to Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, the site of the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Receipt of the H1N1 influenza vaccine during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for overall congenital malformations in offspring, according to an …

September 19, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The monoclonal antibody romosozumab lowers risk for vertebral fracture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according to an industry-conducted, phase 3 trial published in the New …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Active transmission of the Zika virus is now occurring in a larger area of Miami …

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