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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

February 27, 2015

By The Editors

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

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: As you prepare for the American …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Thursday to recommend serogroup B …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Researchers have found a way to expedite new cancer treatments for some patients: enroll them in small studies where they are treated based …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has asked manufacturers of duodenoscopes — which have transmitted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in …

By Cara Adler

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

Transport of potentially contaminated items between operating rooms was the likely cause of hepatitis C virus transmission in two independent incidents, according to an MMWR …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved a new combination antibacterial — ceftazidime-avibactam — …

February 26, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for premature death, according to a Lancet study.

Researchers …

By Deborah Lehman, MD

Respiratory viruses were the most common pathogens among U.S. children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia in 2010–2012, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Researchers studied nearly 2400 children with radiographic evidence of pneumonia at hospitals in three U.S. …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA is requiring stronger language on the labels of …

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