Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 26, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

The CDC has updated two sets of guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of Zika virus and its adverse health effects.

The first is based on data indicating that Zika RNA can persist in the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Obstetric care providers should counsel women prenatally about the potential for immediate placement of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) after childbirth, according to …

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Recommendations on managing chronic pain in survivors of adult cancer have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

A policy encouraging women to delay pregnancy for 3–6 months during a Zika epidemic could paradoxically lead to more prenatal infections, according to a modeling study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Using data on Zika cases …

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July 25, 2016

By the Editors

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Insights on Residency Training: What is resilience? Chief resident Jamie Riches reflects on a fellow resident's suicide …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Researchers at the Alzheimer Association's International Conference on Sunday proposed a new diagnosis that may precede mild cognitive impairment: mild behavioral impairment. MBI, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Having a complex job that includes a high level of social engagement might help protect against Alzheimer disease, according to two studies presented on Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association's …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Behavioral activation may offer an effective, less expensive alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with depression, a Lancet study finds.

Some 400 …

July 23, 2016

July 22, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

For patients with meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis, there is no significant difference between arthroscopic surgery and supervised exercise therapy in terms of …

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Roughly 1 in 10 U.S. adults has tinnitus, and physicians aren’t frequently following guidelines in caring for these patients, suggests a study in JAMA Otolaryngology …

By Cara Adler

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The potential for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) appears to be on the rise in the U.S., according to an MMWR analysis of 2011–2014 data from a large commercial lab and …

July 21, 2016

By Joe Elia

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Vaccine development and testing pose challenges, as illustrated by a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

An outbreak of serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis on a college campus …

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