Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 30, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The combination treatment sacubitril-valsartan (Entresto) appears to be a cost-effective therapy for patients with heart failure and …

By the Editors

Mylan, which makes the EpiPen autoinjector, said on Monday that it …

By Kelly Young

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

Two out of three adults who screen positive for depression in the U.S. do not receive treatment, according to a …

August 29, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Youth athletes who continue playing after receiving a sports-related concussion generally take longer to recover than those who are removed from play, according to a small, prospective study in …

By Kelly Young

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

Health officials have reported the first case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus from an asymptomatic man who traveled to a Zika-affected region to a woman without a travel history. The …

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: This guide …

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Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now:

HIV and ID Observations: Congrats to Dr. …

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NEJM Journal Watch Cardiology is covering the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Rome this week. Here are highlights of some of the presented trials:

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August 27, 2016

By the Editors

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: …

August 26, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

Most patients with chronic rhinosinusitis aren't regularly treated with topical intranasal steroids as …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The manufacturer of the EpiPen auto-injector is taking steps to lower costs for some patients following increasing complaints about the treatment's growing …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Migraine in children is associated with increased risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to a case-control study in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Researchers studied 425 children …

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

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: With internal medicine residency interview season starting soon, …

By Kelly Young

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

The number of drug products obtained by law enforcement that tested positive for fentanyl (so-called fentanyl submissions) increased five-fold and deaths from synthetic opioids nearly …

August 25, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The International Agency for Research on Cancer now says there’s sufficient evidence that "absence of excess body fatness" lowers the risk for eight additional cancers: …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A male infant born with microcephaly in Brazil had evidence of Zika viremia at least 67 days after birth, researchers …

By Kelly Young

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

Focused ultrasound thalamotomy reduces hand tremor in patients with essential tremor, according to an industry-supported study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Seventy-six patients with medically …

August 24, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Mosquito transmission of the Zika virus is now being investigated in Florida's Pinellas County on the Gulf of Mexico, according to the governor's office. …

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