Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

February 6, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

In a new guideline released Friday, the CDC recommends that men who have traveled from an area with circulating Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should abstain from sex entirely or use condoms consistently for the remainder of the pregnancy. This applies to vaginal, anal, and oral sex. …

February 5, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Here is the latest in the Zika outbreak:

A New York Times story examines the potential over-reporting of cases of microcephaly in Brazil because of increased awareness. Brazil …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA is renewing its efforts to "deal aggressively with opioid misuse and addiction" in the U.S. and at the same …

By Robert L. Barbieri, MD

Dr. Barbieri is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Use of chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis before cesarean …

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology has declared immunotherapy to be the number one advancement in cancer this …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Giving betamethasone to women at risk for late-preterm delivery could help protect their newborns against respiratory complications, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Researchers enrolled 2800 women with singleton …

February 4, 2016

By Joe Elia

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

A faulty device used in the trial leading to approval of rivaroxaban — a direct-acting oral anticoagulant — has called those results into question, according to an investigation reported in The BMJ. The trial's …

By Allison Bryant, MD, MPH

Dr. Bryant is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Giving metformin to obese pregnant women without diabetes doesn't reduce infant …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The Zika virus continues to hold the spotlight. Here's the latest:

A case of sexually transmitted Zika infection was reported in Dallas on Tuesday. The patient acquired the virus after having sexual contact with a person with Zika symptoms who had …

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