Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

June 13, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The DAPT (dual antiplatelet therapy) score helps identify patients for whom prolonged treatment after percutaneous coronary intervention would be harmful, suggests an analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers retrospectively applied...

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June 12, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A new study adds to the evidence against routine blood glucose self-monitoring in patients with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in JAMA Internal Medicine and...

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NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 26-year-old student reports feeling very anxious when giving a presentation, taking an examination,...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA has asked the maker of Opana ER — an extended-release version of oxymorphone — to remove the drug from the market because "the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks."

In...

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By the Editors

Clinical Conversations interviews Dr. David Ansell about his new book: "The Death Gap: How Inequality...

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June 10, 2017

June 9, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

An estimated 1 in 20 pregnancies with possible Zika infection in U.S. territories results in birth defects, according to an analysis of hospital records in MMWR....

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Rheumatology has issued updated guidance on managing glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in adults and children. Among the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Hospitalizations for endocarditis in patients with drug dependence increased more than 12-fold in North Carolina over a 6-year period, according to an analysis...

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June 8, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Teens who use cannabis even occasionally are more likely to misuse other drugs and alcohol in early adulthood, according to a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health....

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The biological characteristics of a breast tumor may be a better predictor of outcomes than its size, suggests an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Using a cancer database, researchers assessed the size of 600,000...

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June 7, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Drinking several high-alcohol beers — or their equivalent — each week is associated with adverse changes to the brain's structure, suggests a study...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves may now be used as "a valve-in-valve"...

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By Kelly Young

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

The World Health Organization has revamped the antibiotic categories in the latest version of its...

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By Joe Elia

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

The CDC finds that roughly 20% of Legionnaires' disease cases were probably or definitely acquired in healthcare facilities, according to an...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Women who gain more or less weight than what's recommended during pregnancy face increased risk for adverse outcomes, a...

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