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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 21, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Pediatric patients who struggle to swallow pills may be helped by focused efforts to address the problem, according to a review …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Statins are slightly cost-effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in elders, suggests a modeling study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Using a model of the U.S. …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society have released new guidelines on managing unprovoked first seizure in adults.

The guidelines, published in Neurology, …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Women aged 50 to 74 years should undergo mammography every 2 years to screen for breast cancer, according to a new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: …

April 17, 2015

By Larry Husten

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The FDA has approved ivabradine (Corlanor) for the reduction of hospitalization from heart failure.

Ivabradine is indicated for use in stable heart-failure patients who are in sinus …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: "Challenge Us" is a small button …

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

It takes nearly a decade following flexible sigmoidoscopy to prevent one colorectal cancer death for every 1000 people screened, suggests a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed the results of four …

By Larry Husten

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

An FDA advisory panel voted 9-2-1 on Wednesday to recommend approval of cangrelor during percutaneous coronary intervention to reduce the risk for periprocedural thrombotic events, …

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