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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 29, 2015

By Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH

Opioid-dependent individuals visiting the emergency department are much more likely to participate in addiction treatment when buprenorphine/naloxone therapy is started during the visit, a JAMA study finds.

Investigators randomized some 330 adult patients reporting opioid dependence to one of …

April 28, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Two doses of a herpes zoster subunit vaccine show high efficacy in older adults, according to a phase III, industry-funded study in the New …

By Larry Husten

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

PCSK9 inhibitors dramatically lower LDL cholesterol and may confer a mortality benefit, according to a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors note …

By Jenni Whalen

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

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers clinicians guidance in evaluating suspected physical abuse in children.

The …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma face increased cardiovascular risk decades later, a JAMA Internal Medicine study finds.

Researchers retrospectively examined the medical records of some …

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is recommending that fluoride levels …

April 27, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

A new Pediatrics study highlights the importance of vaccinating children against human papillomavirus at an early age.

Using Ontario databases, researchers identified some 130,000 girls who were …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an updated clinical report on the management of head lice.

Among the key take-aways:

  • Pediatricians may educate schools that children …

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