Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

February 8, 2016

By the Editors

Here's what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now:

Insights on Residency Training: Chief resident Greg Shumer reflects on …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 69-year-old man with a …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Oral solithromycin is noninferior to moxifloxacin for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, according to an industry-funded, phase 3 trial published …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Zika virus continues to hold the spotlight. Here's the latest:

  • On Friday, the United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Zika-affected countries to ensure that women have access to "comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services," including contraception and safe …

February 6, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

In a new guideline released Friday, the CDC recommends that men who have traveled from an area with circulating Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should abstain from sex entirely or use condoms consistently for the remainder of the pregnancy. This applies to vaginal, anal, and oral sex. …

February 5, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Here is the latest in the Zika outbreak:

A New York Times story examines the potential over-reporting of cases of microcephaly in Brazil because of increased awareness. Brazil …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA is renewing its efforts to "deal aggressively with opioid misuse and addiction" in the U.S. and at the same …

By Robert L. Barbieri, MD

Dr. Barbieri is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Use of chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis before cesarean …

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NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: If you were one of …

By the Editors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has declared immunotherapy to be the number one advancement in cancer this …

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