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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

December 18, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Cytisine, a partial agonist of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, helps smokers quit tobacco more effectively than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT), according to a New England Journal of …

By Kelly Young

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

Benzodiazepine use in the U.S. is much more common among women …

By Christine Sadlowski

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

Migraine may be a risk factor for the facial paralysis known as Bell palsy, a …

By Larry Husten

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

Thrombectomy may be beneficial in patients with acute ischemic stroke, according to a large, phase III study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Five hundred patients with ischemic stroke …

December 17, 2014

By The Editors

The CDC has released its list of the 10 most challenging public health threats of 2014:

1. Ebola

2. …

By Larry Husten

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

The glycemic index (GI) itself — within the context of an otherwise healthy diet — may not be an important factor in improving …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has cleared for marketing a test that could help predict risk for …

By The Editors

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

The U.S. Senate on …

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