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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 17, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

A new scoring system based on five risk factors can predict which patients have uncomplicated ureteral stones and, ultimately, may reduce imaging use, a BMJ study finds.

Using a retrospective cohort of some …

By Kelly Young

A brief report in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the emergence of a new strain of Ebolavirus in Guinea.

The first suspected case is a 2-year-old child who died on …

By Joe Elia

Delayed cord clamping provides as much placental blood when the baby is placed on the mother's chest or abdomen as when it's held at the level of the vagina, according to a Lancet article.

In …

April 16, 2014

By Amy Orciari Herman

Chronic hypertension is associated with elevated risk for a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including nearly an eightfold relative risk for preeclampsia, a BMJ meta-analysis finds.

The analysis included 55 …

By Joe Elia

The genetic polymorphism APOE4 is associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer disease among female carriers than among males, according …

By Kelly Young

Cerebral radiolabeled-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET scans may be helpful in predicting long-term outcomes in patients with severe brain injury, according to a Lancet study. …

By Kristin J. Kelley

The FDA has approved Grastek, a second sublingual immunotherapy to treat grass pollen allergies. (The first sublingual …

By Kristin J. Kelley

The FDA has approved albiglutide (marketed as Tanzeum), a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, for use along with diet and exercise to treat adults with type …

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