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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

November 26, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

High body mass index may be to blame for nearly 4% of all cancer cases, a Lancet Oncology …

By Kelly Young

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

Use of acetaminophen during infancy is associated with a slightly increased risk for asthma, but the association disappears after adjustment for …

By the Editors

Amid outbreak hysterias, electronic medical record whining, and slug-related eosinophilia, Paul …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

In 2011, just 30% of HIV-infected Americans achieved viral suppression, according to a CDC Vital Signs report.

Using data from …

November 25, 2014

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Laparoscopic power morcellators should not be used for hysterectomies or to treat uterine fibroids in most women, because doing so could spread unsuspected cancer and decrease survival, the FDA warned on Tuesday. Roughly …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that the current evidence is inadequate to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Patients who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) 1 year or less after onset of HIV infection are more likely to achieve normal CD4-cell counts — and thus have better outcomes …

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