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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 23, 2014

By the Editors

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has published new recommendations on identifying and treating gynecologic issues in young cancer …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A federal appeals court has determined that the federal government cannot subsidize health insurance plans in …

By Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

Older women are much more likely than younger patients to have undiagnosed uterine cancer at the time of hysterectomy with morcellation, according to a research letter in JAMA. (In morcellation, the uterus or fibroids are cut into smaller pieces for easier removal — a …

July 22, 2014

By Larry Husten

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) — added in recent years to the current standard of anticoagulation therapy in some patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — offers no …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Two patients with sustained HIV remission after undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation experienced viral rebound after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine …

By Larry Husten

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Consuming probiotics may modestly improve blood pressure, according to a meta-analysis in Hypertension.

Researchers analyzed data from nine randomized, controlled trials …

July 21, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

The International AIDS Society-USA has released two sets of clinical guidelines on preventing and treating HIV, in conjunction with the AIDS 2014 conference and …

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