Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 23, 2016

July 22, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

For patients with meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis, there is no significant difference between arthroscopic surgery and supervised exercise therapy in terms of …

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Roughly 1 in 10 U.S. adults has tinnitus, and physicians aren’t frequently following guidelines in caring for these patients, suggests a study in JAMA Otolaryngology …

By Cara Adler

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The potential for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) appears to be on the rise in the U.S., according to an MMWR analysis of 2011–2014 data from a large commercial lab and …

July 21, 2016

By Joe Elia

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Vaccine development and testing pose challenges, as illustrated by a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

An outbreak of serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis on a college campus …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Health officials are investigating whether the Zika virus was transmitted locally in Florida's Miami-Dade County.

The patient did not have a …

By the Editors

The FDA has approved several more generic versions of rosuvastatin (Crestor), the New York Times reports. The first …

July 20, 2016

By the Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Images in Clinical …

By Kelly Young

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

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is not associated with increased risk for developing breast cancer, according to a long-term study …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Buprenorphine implants are at least as effective as sublingual buprenorphine as a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, according to …

By Kelly Young

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

The incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in the U.S. has markedly increased in recent years, reports a study in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner could cause balding, hair …

By Joe Elia

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

In treating type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's advice to start with metformin and add other drugs …

July 19, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

A Mediterranean diet with unlimited fat intake might lower the risk for cardiovascular events, breast cancer, and diabetes, according to a systematic review in the Annals of …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Early antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients with HIV reduces risks of their partners' becoming infected, according to the final results of the HPTN 052 study published in the New England …

By Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

Dr. Kaunitz is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.

Radiologists often disagree when assessing breast density on mammograms, suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

Investigators analyzed prospectively collected …

By Joe Elia

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Monitoring changes in bone mineral density (BMD) after the start of osteoporosis treatment could help determine fracture risk and response to therapy, according to an Annals of …

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