Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 8, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Heroin use in the U.S. rose significantly over the last decade, with the largest increases seen among women, young adults, and non-Hispanic white people, according to an MMWR "Vital Signs" …

By Thomas L. Schwenk, MD

Dr. Schwenk is deputy editor of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.

After a first unprovoked pulmonary embolism (PE), patients on extended oral anticoagulation have significantly fewer recurrences — but …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review article: The …

By Joe Elia

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Global cognition, which declines slowly with aging, follows a steeper course in the years after a stroke, a JAMA cohort study finds. …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The FDA is warning about a counterfeit version of the …

July 7, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force once again says there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for speech and …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Patients may ask about a new study showing that more mammography screening is associated with a higher rate of breast cancer diagnosis — but not reduced breast cancer mortality. The findings appear in JAMA …

By Jenni Whalen

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The majority of healthcare providers work while they're sick, a JAMA Pediatrics study finds.

Over 500 clinicians from a Philadelphia children's hospital completed an anonymous survey about …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) among asymptomatic patients can accurately predict mortality through 15 years of follow-up, according to a single-center, observational study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. …

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 67-year-old man with hairy-cell leukemia …

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