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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 26, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidance on screening children for behavioral and emotional problems.

The guidance, published in Pediatrics, includes …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC is reminding physicians to make sure that all eligible patients are up to date on their measles, mumps, …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved recombinant human parathyroid hormone (marketed as Natpara) to control low blood …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has allowed marketing of a set of smartphone apps that will allow data …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

A second vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B has been approved by the FDA. Bexsero is approved for use …

January 23, 2015

By Larry Husten

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

A novel implantable device shows early promise in the treatment of resistant hypertension. The "Coupler" device is about the size of a paper clip and is delivered via a catheter to the upper thigh, where it creates an anastomosis between …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Opioids are frequently prescribed to reproductive-aged women in the U.S., raising concerns about fetal exposure in unrecognized or unintended pregnancies, …

By Joe Elia

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

The oral agent glyburide is "clearly inferior" to both metformin and insulin in gestational diabetes outcomes, a BMJ meta-analysis …

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