Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

October 10, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The editors of the top medical journals in the U.S. have come together to denounce the epidemic...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has cleared the Remedē System to treat patients with moderate-to-severe central sleep apnea.

With this system, a battery pack...

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By the Editors

The FDA has approved the first test to detect Zika in blood donations....

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By the Editors

Check out the latest clinically relevant content from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical problem-solving: A 61-year-old woman presented with increasingly unsteady...

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By Kelly Young

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

High fat intake is associated with increased risk for multiple sclerosis relapse in children, while high vegetable intake might be...

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October 7, 2017

October 6, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A Campylobacter outbreak linked to pet store puppies has affected 55 people in 12 states, the CDC said in an advisory....

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October 5, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Multivitamin use during pregnancy may be associated with reduced risk for autism in offspring, suggests an observational study in...

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By Kelly Young

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

An investigational synthetic DNA vaccine (GLS-5700) seems to prompt an immune response against the Zika virus, but researchers caution...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Use of intraocular vancomycin during cataract surgery to prevent endophthalmitis is "generally not recommended," the FDA has warned. The treatment puts...

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October 4, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

Non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are associated with major bleeding episodes caused by drug-drug interactions, a Taiwanese study finds. The authors note...

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By the Editors

The sale and ownership of semiautomatic and automatic weapons should be banned, the American College of Physicians said in response to the mass casualty...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Antithrombotic drugs are associated with significantly increased risks for complications related to gross hematuria, according to a retrospective study in JAMA...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The endocrinology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a list...

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