Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Alpha blockers are associated with high rates of ureteral stone passage, a meta-analysis in The BMJ finds.

Researchers analyzed …

December 1, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

The inhaled corticosteroid budesonide is associated with fewer severe asthma events in patients with early, mild asthma, even in those with infrequent symptoms, according to an industry-conducted study in …

By the Editors

The World Health Organization has published new guidance on HIV self-testing.

In …

By Robert T. Naismith, MD

Dr. Naismith is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Neurology, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Higher serum vitamin D in the neonatal period is associated with reduced risk for multiple sclerosis …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Among men using testosterone therapy, the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) peaks in the first 6 months of use and then …

November 30, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Racquet sports, aerobics, and swimming may be your best bet for a long life, a British Journal of Sports Medicine study …

By Joe Elia

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

A computer algorithm, based on "deep machine learning," evaluated retinal fundus photographs for …

By Kelly Young

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

President-elect Donald Trump has selected congressman Tom Price to be secretary of the U.S. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting a healthful diet and exercise lead to small reductions in cardiovascular risk in nonobese adults without common CV …

By Kelly Young

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

Smokers under age 50 have eight times the risk for acute myocardial infarction as people that age …

November 29, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Texas has become the second U.S. state to report probable mosquito transmission of the Zika virus to humans, according to the state's health agency. Florida was …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure who achieve reductions in natriuretic peptides before discharge might have lower risk for readmission and post-discharge mortality, according to a …

By Kelly Young

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

Influenza infection during pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for autism in the offspring, according to a study …

November 28, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers clinicians advice for helping children and families through parental separation and divorce. The group notes that …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Adults with fasting glucose concentrations as low as 100 mg/dL or hemoglobin A1c levels of 5.7% could face increased risk for cardiovascular events, a BMJ meta-analysis finds.

Researchers …

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