Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

March 28, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics...

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March 27, 2017

By Kelly Young

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

Avoiding all tree nuts might not be necessary in people who have a single tree nut allergy, suggests a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Researchers analyzed data from over 150 tree nut oral food...

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By the Editors

In case you missed it, House Republicans decided not to put...

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By Kelly Young

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

Duloxetine, venlafaxine, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, tricyclic antidepressants, atypical opioids (e.g., tapentadol), and botulinum toxin are all more effective than placebo in reducing...

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