Physician's First Watch Archive

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April 25, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Exercise appears to benefit cognition in adults middle-aged and older, finds a meta-analysis in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Researchers studied the effects …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society have published guidance on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). …

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: The FDA has proposed allowing public health considerations to …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

A simple cardiac score can safely risk-stratify patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain — and may lead to substantial cost-savings — suggests an Annals of Internal Medicine study.

After a period of usual care, nine …

April 24, 2017

By the Editors

Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse with a doctorate, has become …

By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released new recommendations on using hormone therapy to treat primary ovarian …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has released new guidelines for managing empyema.

Among the recommendations, published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:

  • When pneumonia …

By the Editors

The CDC has updated its 2007 guidelines for public health departments on managing potential …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA late last week OK'd the second …

April 22, 2017

By the Editors

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case …

April 21, 2017

By the Editors

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NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Although NEJM Knowledge+ content was developed to align with U.S.-based …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA has issued new warnings against using prescription codeine and tramadol in children and adolescents.

Reviewing adverse event reports from nearly 50 years, the agency found 64 reports …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Mammographic screening for breast cancer should not be discontinued solely based on patient age, suggests a JAMA Oncology research letter.

Researchers studied 5.7 million screening mammograms performed across …

By Kelly Young

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

Artificially sweetened soft drinks, like diet soda, are associated with increased risk for stroke and dementia, according to an observational study in …

April 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

Bicycling to work is associated with reduced risks for death and other adverse outcomes, according to …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

The CDC is emphasizing that clinicians not treat Shigella infection with antibiotics unless it is clinically indicated — for example, in patients who …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

A research group proposes extending the screening interval for diabetic retinopathy in low-risk patients with type 1 diabetes. Currently, annual exams are recommended.

The researchers followed 1400 people with type 1 …

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