Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 22, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

For patients in their 70s, lower blood pressure targets are better than higher targets from a cognitive standpoint, suggests an observational study in JAMA Neurology.

For adults aged 60 …

By Kelly Young

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

Among patients with type 2 diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring is associated with better glucose control, according to an industry-funded study in the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Female physicians who have children work fewer hours than their childless peers, but the same doesn't hold true for men, finds a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Nearly 5000 …

By Kelly Young

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

Colorectal cancer screening guidelines may need to be revised to note the reduced risk for death in the years following flexible sigmoidoscopy, …

August 21, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Annual screening mammography beginning at age 40 is associated with the largest reduction in breast cancer mortality — and the greatest number of recalls for benign diagnostic workups — according to a study in Cancer.

Using models based on data from …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Women still commonly put their babies to sleep in positions other than the guideline-recommended supine position, a Pediatrics study finds.

Nearly 3300 women who gave birth at 32 hospitals across …

By the Editors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines on high blood pressure in children and adolescents. …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Your patients and colleagues may be discussing how they can safely view Monday's solar eclipse. JAMA has published brief articles that examine the dangers of …

By the Editors

Clinical Conversations interviews Prof. Martin Llewelyn about his recent article in …

August 19, 2017

August 18, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Patients may ask about a blood test that could potentially be used to detect cancer in its early stages. Findings for …

By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Three medical associations have recently issued recommendations on practices that should be questioned or avoided as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to reduce unnecessary tests and …

By Cara Adler

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The CDC is offering clinicians the current evidence on the risks for HIV transmission in couples attempting to conceive when the man has HIV infection and the woman does not. The report appears in MMWR.

Here's what's …

By the Editors

Clinical Conversations interviews Dr. Jerome P. Kassirer about …

August 17, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

The proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab is not associated with declines in cognitive function, according to an industry-funded …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

Thirteen lots of the anxiety medication lorazepam (oral concentrate, USP 2 mg/mL) …

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