Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

June 30, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A history of trauma is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, according to a Circulation study.

Researchers studied roughly 50,000 Nurses' Health Study II participants who were …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Early endovascular therapy with a stent retriever — a self-expanding stent that can retrieve blood clots and restore circulation — is now recommended for certain patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to …

June 29, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Children who receive comprehensive preventive oral health services during nondental primary care visits early in life are less likely to have dental problems by kindergarten, …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests ways that pediatricians could play an active role in preventing childhood obesity, beginning with prenatal …

By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have updated their guidance on screening for fetal aneuploidy using maternal cell-free DNA tests.

Among the recommendations: …

By the Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Decisions for treating advanced dementia should be …

June 26, 2015

By the Editors

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has given a weak recommendation for young people …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

An FDA advisory panel is set to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the implantable sterilization …

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