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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 2, 2015

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved a third levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

Some 1.1 billion teens and young adults are putting their hearing at risk by using personal audio devices unsafely and exposing themselves to damaging sound levels at nightclubs, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), together with the Liberian government, have opened a randomized, controlled trial to …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that the nine-valent human papillomavirus …

February 27, 2015

By The Editors

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

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: As you prepare for the American …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Thursday to recommend serogroup B …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Researchers have found a way to expedite new cancer treatments for some patients: enroll them in small studies where they are treated based …

By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has asked manufacturers of duodenoscopes — which have transmitted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in …

By Cara Adler

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

Transport of potentially contaminated items between operating rooms was the likely cause of hepatitis C virus transmission in two independent incidents, according to an MMWR …

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