Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 29, 2016

By the Editors

The CDC has published updated guidance on the use of the Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine Hiberix …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Hysteroscopy should not be performed routinely before in vitro fertilization, according to two European studies reported in the Lancet.

In the first, 750 women scheduled for their first IVF cycle who had a normal …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Teen birth rates fell a dramatic 41% nationwide from 2006 to 2014, and the racial disparity in birth rates appears to be shrinking, according …

April 28, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Sleep problems after traumatic brain injury are long-lasting, with many patients unaware of the persistent effects, a Neurology study finds.

Thirty-one patients who experienced first traumatic brain injuries underwent …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The experimental human monoclonal antibody dupilumab improves lung function when used as add-on therapy in adults with poorly controlled asthma, according to an international, industry-funded, phase 2b trial in the Lancet …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Counterfeit Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tablets have led to several hospitalizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The drugs, purchased on the street, have been found to contain fentanyl and promethazine, according to an …

April 27, 2016

By John D. Cowden, MD

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.

For children with food allergies, lower household income is associated …

By the Editors

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