Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 23, 2017

September 22, 2017

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has cleared a newly designed duodenoscope (Pentax ED34-i10T). …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC has adopted the World Health Organization's position that the benefits of progestin-only …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have updated their performance and quality measures for the care of adults with myocardial infarction.

The update, …

September 21, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face increased cancer risk in both childhood and adulthood, according to a study in …

By Kelly Young

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

Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., "medication-assisted treatment" with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines …

By the Editors

"The world is running out of antibiotics," the World Health Organization warns in a new …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A single dose of corticosteroids offers pain relief in patients with acute sore throat, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.

Researchers …

By Kelly Young

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

The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the …

September 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening — compared with cytology-based screening — is associated with higher detection rates for precancerous cervical …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Obese women who receive antibiotics after cesarean delivery have a reduced risk for surgical site infections, according to a single-center …

By the Editors

Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss …

September 19, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Nerf guns can cause serious ocular trauma, researchers warn in BMJ Case Reports.

The article details the cases …

By the Editors

Many health insurance companies restrict their coverage of pricey painkillers — while making it easy for patients …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its stance against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.

In a position paper in the Annals of …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Deaths and nonfatal cardiac arrest are not rare among triathletes, particularly during the swim portion of the event, according to an Annals of …

September 18, 2017

By the Editors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its first recommendations on tattoos, body piercings, and other body modifications in youth.

Published in Pediatrics, the …

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