Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 5, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Most young children who present with rib fractures are diagnosed with abuse, but the rates of testing for suspected abuse vary …

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: Clinical Problem-Solving: A …

By Kelly Young

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

Cardiovascular drugs appear to confer a survival benefit in older adults with multiple comorbidities, according to an observational study in the BMJ.

Researchers studied roughly 8600 Medicare beneficiaries …

October 2, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Over one third of women who undergo testing for BRCA mutations don't receive pretest counseling from a genetic counselor — despite guidelines recommending this service. …

October 1, 2015

By the Editors

Healthcare providers are required to use International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 (ICD-10) diagnostic codes on Thursday. So now, when …

By F. Bruder Stapleton, MD

Dr. Stapleton is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

Prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors is associated with severity of obesity in children and …

By the Editors

States are calling on the FDA to require liquid nicotine to come with child-resistant packaging and …

By Cara Adler

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

An outbreak of Q fever has been reported in a group who traveled abroad to receive intramuscular injections of fetal sheep cells — an alternative medical treatment …