Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 31, 2015

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Clinicians should screen every adolescent for alcohol use during office visits, the American Academy of Pediatricians urges in a new clinical report published in …

By the Editors

Here's a quick look at some of the major news that came out of the European Society of Cardiology Congress in London this weekend:

  • Cyclosporine Before Percutaneous Coronary Intervention? Among patients with acute anterior …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, used for glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, may cause severe and disabling joint pain, …

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: Image in Clinical Medicine: A previously …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Digoxin is not associated with all-cause mortality, according to a meta-analysis of randomized trials in the BMJ. The new finding contrasts with that from a recent meta-analysis of mostly observational studies.

Researchers examined over 40 …

By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved evolocumab (Repatha) to lower LDL cholesterol in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and for whom …

August 28, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

Global life expectancy increased by 6 years to 71.5 years from 1990 to 2013, but time spent living in good health has not quite kept pace, according …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Teens who identify with the goth subculture appear to be at risk for later depression and self-harm, according to a prospective study in the Lancet Psychiatry …

By Cara Adler

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

Most toddlers and kindergarteners in the U.S. receive recommended vaccinations, yet there remain areas with low coverage and high exemption rates, according to …

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