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Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 30, 2015

By Larry Husten

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

The FDA has approved the Impella RP System — the first percutaneous single-access heart pump that provides …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is associated with faster resolution of flu symptoms in adults, in addition to lower odds of hospitalization, according to a Lancet meta-analysis. The study was conducted by an independent group that received an unrestricted grant …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

Roughly 500 cases of tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) were reported to the CDC from 1990 to 2011, with most cases in California, Washington State, and Colorado, according to an MMWR analysis. …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH

At least 84 people in 14 states have been infected with measles this January — already surpassing the …

January 29, 2015

By Joe Elia

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

The circumstances surrounding a case cluster of acute flaccid paralysis or cranial nerve dysfunction point to, but do not …

By David Amrol, MD

Icatibant, a selective bradykinin B2-receptor antagonist approved for hereditary angioedema, is associated with 70% faster resolution of ACE inhibitor–induced angioedema than usual care, a phase II trial in the New England Journal of Medicine finds.

Nearly …

By Larry Husten

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

Tight control of hypertension in pregnancy is not associated with increased perinatal risk or major benefits, a New England Journal of Medicine study finds.

Researchers enrolled nearly 1000 hypertensive …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA will now require …

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