Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 4, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Switching from brand name to generic angiotensin II receptor blockers may be associated with an increase in adverse events, according …

October 3, 2017

By the Editors

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young have won the Nobel Prize …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is associated with lower risk for myocardial infarction — but no …

By Kelly Young

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

Adolescent girls take longer than boys to recover from their first sports-related concussion, according to …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Adults who regularly skip breakfast are more likely to have subclinical atherosclerosis, according to a cross-sectional study in the Journal …

October 2, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A single genetic mutation may have caused the Zika virus to be particularly pathogenic during the 2015–2016 outbreak in Latin …

By the Editors

Take a look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now:

In Practice: Nurse practitioner Elizabeth Donahue reacts to …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System has a new dashboard that should make it easier …

September 30, 2017

September 29, 2017

By the Editors

The FDA has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system that doesn't …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Meditation might reduce cardiovascular risk, although the quality of the evidence is modest, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A New York State law requiring healthcare providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody testing to patients born between …

September 28, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Less than a third of patients prescribed LDL-lowering drugs known as proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 …

By the Editors

Here's today's offering from NEJM Group:

NEJM Audio Interview: Machine Learning in Medicine: Dr. Ziad Obermeyer discusses how collaboration between doctors and …

By Kelly Young

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

Many adults with asthma still aren't receiving the pneumococcal vaccine as recommended …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The optimal duration of postsurgical opioid prescriptions likely ranges from 4 to 15 days, depending on the procedure, a JAMA Surgery study suggests.

Using a U.S. military health system database, researchers identified 215,000 …

September 27, 2017

By the Editors

One in five U.S. adolescents report ever having been diagnosed with a concussion, according to a research letter in JAMA. …

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