Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 26, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on Tuesday issued two new committee opinions — one on managing opioid use disorder in pregnancy, and the other on counseling adolescents...

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July 25, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Even a small decrease in the measles vaccination rate could lead to a threefold increase in cases, according to a modeling study in...

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By Joe Elia

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

Patients who stop taking statins after presumed adverse reactions face increased risk for cardiovascular events, the Annals...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Assessment of orthostatic hypotension (OH) might be most useful when performed within 1 minute of the patient standing — rather than waiting 3 minutes as guidelines recommend — suggests a study in JAMA Internal Medicine...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The CDC has again updated its guidance for U.S. clinicians caring for pregnant women who may have been exposed to...

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July 24, 2017

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Long-acting injectable therapy for HIV appears to maintain viral suppression as effectively as daily oral treatment, according to an international, industry-funded, phase 2b trial. The results were presented on Monday at the International AIDS Society annual meeting and published in the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Adults who are clinically stable in the early period after a stroke or transient ischemic attack face increased risks for adverse outcomes years later, according to a Canadian Medical Association...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Tai chi may help prevent falls in older adults, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society....

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By the Editors

The FDA has cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging device designed for use in neonatal ICUs. The Embrace Neonatal MRI...

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July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Roughly 35% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented with attention given to nine modifiable risk factors, according to a report from a dementia commission published in the...

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By Kelly Young

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

The World Health Organization is warning of increasing resistance to widely used HIV drugs,...

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By Joe Elia

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

The Congressional Budget Office has released its assessments of the "Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act" and a revised "Better Care Reconciliation Act."...

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By Cara Adler

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

A contaminated breast pump has been identified as the source of a preterm infant's infection with Cronobacter sakazakii, according to an MMWR article.

The...

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