Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 31, 2015

By the Editors

We want to point you to a holy-cow chart …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA warned on Thursday of prescription errors involving two drugs with similar brand names: the antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) …

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NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Most physicians use …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The CDC has released supplemental guidance for healthcare providers who may have questions about using the nine-valent human papillomavirus vaccine in patients who've already …

By Kelly Young

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

An MMWR article highlights an unusual presentation of hand, foot, and mouth disease observed in Minnesota in 2014.

In June …

July 30, 2015

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved a balloon that helps obese patients lose weight by filling part of the stomach and triggering feelings of fullness. The ReShape …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse is recommending that physicians register for …

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July 29, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Many gastric lesions are associated with increased long-term risk for gastric cancer, according to a retrospective BMJ study.

Using Swedish registries, researchers …

By Joe Elia

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

The risk factors for cryptogenic transient ischemic attacks and ischemic strokes remain obscure after a follow-up study published in The Lancet Neurology …

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