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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 24, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Mosquito transmission of the Zika virus is now being investigated in Florida's Pinellas County on the Gulf of Mexico, according to the governor's office. …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case record …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Integrated care produces some better patient outcomes than traditional care, suggests a JAMA study.

Researchers studied records …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved marketing for two tests that help clinicians evaluate signs of concussion and head injury. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and ImPACT …

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Drug companies' protestations that their high prices stem from the costs of development don't hold up under scrutiny, a JAMA analysis asserts.

The analysts …

August 23, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Older adults who experience fractures rarely discontinue medications that might have put them at risk, suggests a retrospective study in …

By Kelly Young

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

Donor stool transplantation is associated with reduced risk for Clostridium difficile recurrence, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Average-risk women with low breast density might be able to undergo less frequent screening mammograms, according to a modeling study in the Annals of Internal …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Heart Association now recommends that children limit their added sugar intake to 25 g daily or …

August 22, 2016

By the Editors

The NEJM Journal Watch bloggers offer some somber food-for-thought — and some amusement — in their latest blog posts:

Insights on Residency Training: Dr. Kashif Shaikh examines the stats on gun violence: "In 2005, it …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 25-year-old woman reports three brief episodes of …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Adults with polycystic kidneys may have increased risk for multiple cancers, regardless of kidney function, suggests a Lancet Oncology study.

Using a Taiwanese health insurance database, researchers …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The Sapien XT and Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves may now be used in patients with aortic valve stenosis …

August 20, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The CDC recommends that pregnant women avoid part of Miami Beach after identifying five cases of possible local transmission of the Zika virus. Pregnant women and their partners "may also consider" postponing travel to all of Miami-Dade County, the agency said.

Previously, the only known site of mosquito …

August 19, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Diagnoses of early-stage prostate cancer continued their downward trend in 2013, according to a research letter in JAMA Oncology. In …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Consumption of 500 mg/day of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — the equivalent of 2 servings/week of oily fish — might confer lower …

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