Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

December 6, 2016

By Daniel Lindberg, MD

Dr. Lindberg is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Emergency Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

For patients with low-risk chest pain in the emergency department, shared decision-making using a web-based tool can …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Patients may ask about a study suggesting that pubic hair grooming is associated with increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The cross-sectional study is published in …

By Kelly Young

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

Ambulatory blood pressure readings were often higher than office-based readings in a cohort of healthy, employed U.S. adults, a Circulation study finds. …

By Kelly Young

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

People who consistently smoke less than one cigarette a day (but more than zero) still have a higher mortality risk than those …

December 5, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Announcing that adolescents are due for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may be more effective than having a conversation with families, a Pediatrics study finds.

Thirty pediatric or family medicine …

By Kelly Young

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

The New York Times had a front-page article on Sunday about some of the severe side effects of cancer …

By Kelly Young

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

Low-molecular-weight heparin doesn't seem to prevent symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing knee arthroscopy or lower leg casting, suggest two trials in the New England Journal of …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical practice: Postpartum …

By Joe Elia

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

Health care expenditures in the U.S. during 2015 increased almost 6% over 2014 as provisions of the Affordable …

By the Editors

Empagliflozin (marketed as Jardiance) is now indicated to reduce the risk for cardiovascular death, the FDA announced on Friday.

The new …

December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Alpha blockers are associated with high rates of ureteral stone passage, a meta-analysis in The BMJ finds.

Researchers analyzed …

December 1, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

The inhaled corticosteroid budesonide is associated with fewer severe asthma events in patients with early, mild asthma, even in those with infrequent symptoms, according to an industry-conducted study in …

By the Editors

The World Health Organization has published new guidance on HIV self-testing.

In …

By Robert T. Naismith, MD

Dr. Naismith is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Neurology, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Higher serum vitamin D in the neonatal period is associated with reduced risk for multiple sclerosis …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Among men using testosterone therapy, the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) peaks in the first 6 months of use and then …

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