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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 2, 2015

By Richard T. Ellison, MD

The following was adapted from NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases.

Neither beta-lactam–macrolide combination therapy nor fluoroquinolone monotherapy appeared to be better than beta-lactam monotherapy for nonsevere community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a New England Journal of …

By Kelly Young

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

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has updated its 2007 guidelines on managing adult sinusitis.

The …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The longer the time spent in sedentary behaviors, the higher the risk for incident diabetes, according to …

By Larry Husten

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

Improvements in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease haven't been able to prevent a worldwide rise in cardiovascular deaths in a growing and aging …

April 1, 2015

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Acetaminophen is not effective for relieving low back pain, according to a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed the results of 13 trials encompassing …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

A study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases adds to the evidence suggesting that enterovirus-D68 is associated with limb paralysis in children. …

By Larry Husten

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Hypertension have issued an updated scientific statement on the …

March 31, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

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

Treating gestational diabetes with glyburide, rather than insulin, is associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes in newborns, according to a …

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