Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 10, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

All-cause mortality is lower with poultry and fish consumption than with red meats, according to a study in...

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May 9, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Expired EpiPens may still contain effective doses of epinephrine, according to a small study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers analyzed...

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By Joe Elia

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

Cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in reproductive-aged women in the U.S. "essentially doubled from 2006 to 2014," according...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Clinicians should offer alendronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid, or denosumab to women with osteoporosis to reduce the risk for hip and vertebral fractures (strong...

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By Kelly Young

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

An internet intervention helped reduce symptoms of chronic dizziness among older adults, according to an Annals of Family Medicine study.

Nearly...

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May 8, 2017

By the Editors

Here's a helping of the latest content from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical problem-solving: An 82-year-old man presented to the emergency department with...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

The FDA has approved edaravone (Radicava) to slow deterioration in patients with amyotrophic...

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By Kelly Young

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

For asymptomatic pregnant women who live in or often travel to regions with active transmission of the Zika virus, the CDC now recommends the following:

  • Screen women at...

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May 6, 2017

May 5, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday (217-213) to approve the American Health Care Act. Some of the bill's provisions include the following:

  • Reversing the expansion of Medicaid that the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) enabled.

  • Cutting...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

A combination of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and a synthetic...

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May 4, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Treating neonatal abstinence syndrome with buprenorphine instead of morphine results in a shorter treatment duration and hospital stay, according to a trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine and...

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By the Editors

A study in Pediatrics details adverse events associated with cough and cold medications...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The previously observed association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and severe mental illness among offspring may not be directly caused by smoking, according to a JAMA Psychiatry study.

Using Swedish...

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