Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 4, 2016

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: Review: Violence against healthcare professionals …

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Death certificates should allow "medical error" to be …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (marketed as Abilify, Abilify Maintena, and Aristada) is associated with compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Some 30% of outpatient, oral antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. in 2010–2011 may have been inappropriate, a JAMA study suggests.

Researchers …

By Kristin J. Kelley

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The brand name for the antidepressant vortioxetine — Brintellix …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

Just over half of young U.S. children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive psychological services, the recommended first-line treatment …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there isn't enough evidence to weigh the benefits and …

May 3, 2016

By Deborah Lehman, MD

Dr. Lehman is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.

Infants born to mothers who received flu vaccine during pregnancy have a …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) carry high risks for complications and reoperations in the years after implantation, a study in the Annals of Internal …

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