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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 30, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for iron-deficiency anemia in asymptomatic children aged 6 to 24 months, according to a draft recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The statement is in line with …

By The Editors

The Obama Administration has released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria — "a roadmap to guide the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Sofosbuvir-based therapy is cost-effective in patients with hepatitis C genotype 2 or 3 infection plus cirrhosis and in those who've previously been treated with interferon, according to a simulation study …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

When prescribing oral, liquid medications for children, only metric-based dosing with milliliters should be used "to avoid confusion and dosing errors associated with common …

March 27, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published its recommendations for vaccinating against human papillomavirus with the nine-valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) in MMWR.

The nine-valent vaccine targets five more strains than the quadrivalent version, and these five strains (31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) …

By Cara Adler

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its typhoid vaccine recommendations — last revised in 1994 — in MMWR.

The major change is removal of a discontinued parenteral whole-cell vaccine from …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Men who are more physically fit in middle age are less likely to develop certain cancers and to die from cancer compared with their less-fit peers, according …

March 26, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

A new prediction model can accurately estimate a person's country-specific risk for fatal cardiovascular disease, according to a Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology study. …

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