Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 2, 2015

By Peter Roy-Byrne, MD

Dr. Roy-Byrne is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

Antipsychotics are used frequently to manage challenging behaviors in adults with intellectual disability but …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Available evidence supports daily use of topical intranasal corticosteroids plus saline irrigation as first-line treatment for chronic sinusitis in adults, according to a …

By Kelly Young

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

The heart ages of U.S. men and women are estimated to be 7.8 and 5.4 years older, respectively, than their actual ages, according …

By Kelly Young

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

Bicycle-related injuries requiring medical treatment have increased recently in the U.S., largely driven by an increase in accidents among …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: U.S. academic medical centers claim that …

September 1, 2015

By the Editors

This week, we're bringing you highlights from the European Society of Cardiology Congress in London. Below are two studies that NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology found to be of particular interest:

MATRIX: Among patients with an acute coronary syndrome, the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events did not …

By the Editors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is offering new recommendations on when genetic tests for cancer …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Sleeping fewer than 6 hours a night is associated with increased risk for developing a cold following rhinovirus exposure, according to a small, prospective study in …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Primary care for men who have sex …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are associated with functional decline in older adults, suggests a Canadian Medical Association Journal study.

Over 5000 elders with …

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