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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 16, 2014

By Kelly Young

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

Spinal manipulation therapy plus home exercises is more effective than home exercises alone for treating back-related leg pain, according to a …

By Kelly Young

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

Antimicrobial drugs are prescribed almost twice as often as expected to pediatric outpatients presenting with acute respiratory tract infections …

By Larry Husten

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

People prescribed a generic statin were more likely to take their pills and had slightly better outcomes than people prescribed a …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Physicians has issued guidelines on the nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women in the primary care setting.

Here …

By Larry Husten

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

In a new scientific statement, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology do not recommend the routine use …

September 15, 2014

By the Editors

At least 21 states have suspected or confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 causing severe …

By Kelly Young

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

An advisory committee to the FDA voted late last week to recommend approving liraglutide as a treatment for obesity, Reuters reports.

Liraglutide …

By Kelly Young

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

Increasing the upper limit for breast cancer screening from age 69 to 75 in the Netherlands resulted in a slight decrease in diagnoses of advanced breast cancer, while early-stage cancer incidence …

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