Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 29, 2017

April 28, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The number of teens who have repeat births has gone down in recent years, but about one in three who gives birth uses the least …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Use of methadone or buprenorphine substitution treatment for opioid dependence is associated with reduced mortality, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.

Using …

By the Editors

Clinicians may soon be able to prescribe generic Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) …

April 27, 2017

By the Editors

The World Health Organization is investigating a cluster of eight unexplained deaths …

By the Editors

A malaria vaccine pilot program will begin in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi in 2018, the World Health Organization has announced. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Several professional groups, including the International Osteoporosis Foundation, have issued a position statement on managing bone loss in postmenopausal women receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast …

By Kelly Young

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

States that have passed medical marijuana legislation have higher rates of illicit marijuana use, according to a JAMA …

April 26, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Obesity is associated with four times the risk for developing type 2 diabetes among children …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

For patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, a postoperative high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) measurement of 20 ng/L or higher is associated …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is …

By Joe Elia

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

In patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT), delays in follow-up colonoscopy seem safe only …

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). …

By the Editors

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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 …

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