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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 23, 2015

By Larry Husten

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

A novel implantable device shows early promise in the treatment of resistant hypertension. The "Coupler" device is about the size of a paper clip and is delivered via a catheter to the upper thigh, where it creates an anastomosis between …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Opioids are frequently prescribed to reproductive-aged women in the U.S., raising concerns about fetal exposure in unrecognized or unintended pregnancies, …

By Joe Elia

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

The oral agent glyburide is "clearly inferior" to both metformin and insulin in gestational diabetes outcomes, a BMJ meta-analysis …

January 22, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with elevated risk for brain glioma in …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved a new injectable interleukin-17A inhibitor to treat the most common …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which usually occurs during sleep, is more common when patients are …

By The Editors

Here is today's offering from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: Straining to do her job after a friend and mentor dies, a physician marvels that in a …

By The Editors

The BMJ kicks off a new series of patient-written essays, called "What Your Patient Is Thinking," with an essay by a 30-year-old woman whose BMI has been …

January 21, 2015

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