Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 27, 2016

By Cara Adler

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

Rates of fatal abusive head trauma among young children roughly halved over a 16-year period, according to an MMWR article.

Using national data, researchers evaluated deaths from abusive head trauma …

By Kelly Young

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

New details have emerged regarding eye abnormalities in infants born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus.

In JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers report findings …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved a buprenorphine implant as a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.

Probuphine, made up of four inch-long rods …

May 26, 2016

By the Editors

The prevalence of cigarette smoking has reached a new low among U.S. …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The estimated risk for microcephaly after Zika infection in the first trimester ranges from 0.88% to …

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) in women is associated with increased cancer risk and vice versa, suggests a JAMA Cardiology study.

Researchers examined data from 35,000 healthy women from the Women's Health …

By the Editors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a set of guidelines for managing invasive cervical cancer.

The document, …

By the Editors

Half of U.S. men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer are opting for active surveillance instead of …

By the Editors

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NEJM Audio Interview: Rethinking Oncology Trials: Dr. Alice Shaw discusses …

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