Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 24, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Long-acting injectable therapy for HIV appears to maintain viral suppression as effectively as daily oral treatment, according to an international, industry-funded, phase 2b trial. The results were presented on Monday at the International AIDS Society annual meeting and published in the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Adults who are clinically stable in the early period after a stroke or transient ischemic attack face increased risks for adverse outcomes years later, according to a Canadian Medical Association …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Tai chi may help prevent falls in older adults, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. …

By the Editors

The FDA has cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging device designed for use in neonatal ICUs. The Embrace Neonatal MRI …

July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Roughly 35% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented with attention given to nine modifiable risk factors, according to a report from a dementia commission published in the …

By Kelly Young

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

The World Health Organization is warning of increasing resistance to widely used HIV drugs, …

By Joe Elia

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

The Congressional Budget Office has released its assessments of the "Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act" and a revised "Better Care Reconciliation Act." …

By Cara Adler

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

A contaminated breast pump has been identified as the source of a preterm infant's infection with Cronobacter sakazakii, according to an MMWR article.

The …

July 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Prenatal antidepressant use appears to be linked to a statistically higher risk for autism in offspring, suggests a study in The BMJ.

Autism rates were highest among 3300 Swedish …

By Joe Elia

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Society of Clinical Oncology proposes addressing high drug prices with a handful of "modest experiments."

In a position statement, ASCO warns that specialty drugs …

July 19, 2017

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The dramatic collapse of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act set …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The FDA has approved a new drug combination to …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The FDA has approved neratinib (brand name, Nerlynx) for reducing the risk for breast cancer recurrence. The drug — the …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that asymptomatic women should …

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