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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 23, 2014

By Kristin J. Kelley

The FDA has approved ramucirumab (Cyramza) to treat unresectable or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. The drug, which works …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Children who meet clinical criteria for irritable bowel syndrome are four times as likely to have celiac disease as the general population, according to a JAMA Pediatrics article.

Researchers studied nearly 800 Italian children aged 4 to …

April 22, 2014

By Kelly Young

Guidelines from medical groups may increasingly consider the cost of treatments in addition to their effectiveness, the New York Times …

By Kelly Young

There is no causal relationship between labor induction or augmentation and the development of autism spectrum disorders, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) concludes. Previously, researchers had proposed that …

By Kelly Young

Children presenting to U.S. emergency departments with cold and upper respiratory infections are still receiving prescriptions for codeine, despite guidelines recommending against this practice, according to a Pediatrics study.

Researchers analyzed data from 56,000 …

April 18, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Over 50 complaints of electronic cigarette injuries were made to the FDA between March 2013 and March 2014 — roughly equivalent to the number seen in …

By the Editors

The FDA has approved Ragwitek to treat hay fever, with and without conjunctivitis, caused by …

By Cara Adler

An unapproved test that uses a new culture method for Borrelia burgdorferi could misdiagnose Lyme disease, CDC and FDA researchers warn in MMWR.

The test …

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