Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 30, 2017

September 29, 2017

By the Editors

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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By Kelly Young

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

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending against vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older (grade D recommendation). The draft statement...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit a record high in the U.S. in 2016 —...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Genotype-guided dosing of warfarin in older adults undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty helps prevent adverse events, according to a JAMA study.

Roughly...

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September 26, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Certain vaginal bacteria may predispose women to chlamydia infection, according to a nested, case-control study in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Roughly 60 women in Amsterdam who were...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Adults taking low-dose aspirin — whether to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events or to prevent a first event — face increased risk for CV events if they stop treatment, finds an...

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September 25, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics has offered guidance on preventing and managing various infections associated...

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By the Editors

Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: Management of food allergy includes recognition...

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By Kelly Young

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

A combination of amantadine, oseltamivir, and ribavirin is associated with reduced viral load in influenza but no clinical improvement over oseltamivir monotherapy, according to a phase...

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