Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 4, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Neither low nor high doses of supplemental vitamin D improve outcomes in postmenopausal women, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

For older adults with atrial fibrillation and acute MI who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) plus warfarin (so-called triple therapy) appears to offer little cardiovascular benefit over DAPT alone — and …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening young children (under 3 years old) …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Electronic interventions may have a marginal effect on alcohol misuse, according to a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers …

August 3, 2015

By the Editors

The FDA is warning that Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System is vulnerable to cyber-attacks and that hospitals …

By Kelly Young

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

A new Ebola vaccine "might be highly efficacious," according to interim results of an open label, phase III trial published in the Lancet …

By Kelly Young

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

Selective eating — also known as picky eating — is associated with psychological problems in preschoolers, according to a Pediatrics study.

Nearly 1000 children aged 2 to 5 years without autism spectrum …

By the Editors

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine …

July 31, 2015

By the Editors

We want to point you to a holy-cow chart …

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