Physician's First Watch Archive

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 21, 2017

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 …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Obese women who receive antibiotics after cesarean delivery have a reduced risk for surgical site infections, according to a single-center …

By the Editors

Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss …

September 19, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Nerf guns can cause serious ocular trauma, researchers warn in BMJ Case Reports.

The article details the cases …

By the Editors

Many health insurance companies restrict their coverage of pricey painkillers — while making it easy for patients …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its stance against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.

In a position paper in the Annals of …

By Kelly Young

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

Deaths and nonfatal cardiac arrest are not rare among triathletes, particularly during the swim portion of the event, according to an Annals of …

September 18, 2017

By the Editors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its first recommendations on tattoos, body piercings, and other body modifications in youth.

Published in Pediatrics, the …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A food product with a label claiming it may help prevent peanut allergies has hit the market, the New York Times reports. Hello, Peanut …

By the Editors

Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 13-month-old girl presented with pneumonia. Imaging studies revealed splenomegaly, splenic …

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a Texas dairy between June 1 and August 7, 2017, are at …

September 16, 2017

September 15, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes is associated with better neonatal outcomes, according to a study in The Lancet. …

By the Editors

A new mobile app designed to help treat patients with substance use disorders has been cleared for marketing, the FDA announced on …

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