Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 6, 2016

By the Editors

The CDC has released updated guidelines for antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after nonoccupational exposure to …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Your frozen fruits and vegetables — organic and conventional alike — could be contaminated with Listeria …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

In an effort to reduce misuse of opioid painkillers, an FDA advisory panel has …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia — an endosymbiotic bacterium frequently found in insects and currently being used to help control dengue in Brazil — might help …

By the Editors

The CDC on Thursday launched its "Clean Hands Count" campaign to remind clinicians, patients, and caregivers of …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA now has authority over all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah and pipe tobacco, the agency announced on …

May 5, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Patients who've had a stroke should be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility — either freestanding or within a hospital …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Adding a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor to a sulfonylurea in patients with type 2 diabetes further increases the risk for hypoglycemia observed with …

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