Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 14, 2017

January 13, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

The U.S. Senate, in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's Wednesday news conference, voted to instruct congressional committees to start working on legislation …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Heart Association has released a new scientific statement for clinicians caring for pregnant patients with congenital heart disease. …

By the Editors

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NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: In the final post of a 7-part blog series, NEJM Knowledge+ delves into another …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC recommends that all children living in the U.S., including refugees and immigrants, continue to follow the advice of the …

January 12, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

For adolescents with mental health disorders, contact with a mental health provider in early adolescence is associated with reduced risk for depression …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: While driving home from a party, a 35-year-old previously healthy woman had a sudden onset …

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The FDA is alerting clinicians about the risk for patient injury and death in patients with implantable infusion …

January 11, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Surgical patients with a history of migraine face increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke, according to a study in The BMJ. …

By the Editors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a multivitamin with folic acid …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Cardiology has published an expert consensus decision pathway to help guide clinicians in managing periprocedural anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who are on long-term treatment with oral …

January 10, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

High intake of red meat is associated with increased risk for diverticulitis in men, according to a study in …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Exercising just a couple of times a week could help lower your mortality risk, finds an observational study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers examined data on …

By Kelly Young

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

Seventeen years of organized breast cancer screening in Denmark has not reduced the incidence of advanced cancers — but has led to increased …

By Kelly Young

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

Roughly half of infants are not receiving vitamin D supplementation as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, according …

January 9, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is associated with fewer depression symptoms even in elementary-school-aged children, according to an observational study in Pediatrics.

Some 800 …

By John D. Cowden, MD, MPH

Dr. Cowden is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Pedaling on a "cybercycle" during …

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