Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

May 4, 2017

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.

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May 3, 2017

By Joe Elia

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

In people without celiac disease, maintaining a low-gluten diet doesn't decrease cardiac risks, The BMJ reports....

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By Kelly Young

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

Statin use was not associated with muscle-related adverse events in patients who didn't know they were taking them, suggests an industry-funded Lancet study.

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Physicians whose medical centers restrict interactions with pharmaceutical sales representatives seem less likely to prescribe heavily marketed drugs, a JAMA study finds.

Researchers examined the...

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May 2, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Coronary angiography is associated with reduced mortality risk in patients admitted with unstable angina, according to a retrospective study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Guidelines from...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Fasting every other day is not better than daily calorie restriction in terms of weight loss or subsequent weight maintenance, a JAMA Internal...

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May 1, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Many commonly used antibiotics seem associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Using data from a Quebec prescription database, researchers matched 8700 cases of spontaneous...

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By the Editors

The FDA has authorized use of an international yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) in the United States because supply of the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA has approved abaloparatide (marketed as Tymlos) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA has approved label changes for the use of general anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children, given warnings issued in late 2016...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Cardiology, together with the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America, have...

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By the Editors

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

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 4-month-old male infant is brought to the emergency department by paramedics. His mother had dialed 911 because the infant...

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April 29, 2017

April 28, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

The number of teens who have repeat births has gone down in recent years, but about one in three who gives birth uses the least...

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