Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 26, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Certain vaginal bacteria may predispose women to chlamydia infection, according to a nested, case-control study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Roughly 60 women in Amsterdam who were …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Adults taking low-dose aspirin — whether to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events or to prevent a first event — face increased risk for CV events if they stop treatment, finds an …

September 25, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics has offered guidance on preventing and managing various infections associated …

By the Editors

Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Management of food allergy includes recognition …

By Kelly Young

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

A combination of amantadine, oseltamivir, and ribavirin is associated with reduced viral load in influenza but no clinical improvement over oseltamivir monotherapy, according to a phase …

September 23, 2017

September 22, 2017

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has cleared a newly designed duodenoscope (Pentax ED34-i10T). …

By Kelly Young

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

The CDC has adopted the World Health Organization's position that the benefits of progestin-only …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have updated their performance and quality measures for the care of adults with myocardial infarction.

The update, …

September 21, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face increased cancer risk in both childhood and adulthood, according to a study in …

By Kelly Young

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

Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., "medication-assisted treatment" with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines …

By the Editors

"The world is running out of antibiotics," the World Health Organization warns in a new …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A single dose of corticosteroids offers pain relief in patients with acute sore throat, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.

Researchers …

By Kelly Young

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

The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the …

September 20, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening — compared with cytology-based screening — is associated with higher detection rates for precancerous cervical …

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