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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

November 24, 2014

By Larry Husten

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

Two oral agents under development may help curb and prevent hyperkalemia, the common and serious side effect of drugs that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, according to two New England Journal of Medicine studies.

In a phase 3 study, researchers first randomized roughly 750 patients with hyperkalemia …

By Kelly Young

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

The Endocrine Society has published new guidelines for diagnosing and treating Paget disease of the bone. The guidelines, published in the Journal of Clinical …

November 21, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

Undergoing magnetic resonance imaging may be painful for patients with cochlear implants, even when safety precautions are followed, according to a small …

By Cara Adler

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

Diabetes self-management education and training (DSMT) is "substantially underused" by privately insured adults within the first year after …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Hydrocodone bitartrate (marketed as Hysingla ER) has been approved by the FDA for treating chronic, "around-the-clock" pain in …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: See the key reasons why …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Most excessive drinkers do not meet criteria for alcohol dependence, according an analysis in Preventing Chronic Disease.

Researchers studied over 138,000 U.S. adults who completed the National …

November 20, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

Women with early-stage breast cancer who are eligible for breast conservation surgery …

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