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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

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. …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Aflibercept (Eylea) is now indicated for treating diabetic retinopathy in patients …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Only 45% of patients with medical claims indicating a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease report that a doctor told them of their diagnosis, according to data from the …

By Joe Elia

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

An Ebola vaccine, the first based on the currently circulating strain of the virus, showed good safety …

March 25, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The online breast milk market, while less expensive than regulated milk banks, puts infants at increased risk for exposure to bacteria and …

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