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Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

April 17, 2015

By Larry Husten

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The FDA has approved ivabradine (Corlanor) for the reduction of hospitalization from heart failure.

Ivabradine is indicated for use in stable heart-failure patients who are in sinus...

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By the Editors

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NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: "Challenge Us" is a small button...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

It takes nearly a decade following flexible sigmoidoscopy to prevent one colorectal cancer death for every 1000 people screened, suggests a BMJ meta-analysis.

Researchers analyzed the results of four...

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By Larry Husten

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

An FDA advisory panel voted 9-2-1 on Wednesday to recommend approval of cangrelor during percutaneous coronary intervention to reduce the risk for periprocedural thrombotic events,...

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By Cara Adler

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The California Disneyland measles outbreak that began in late December is "nearing an end," the Associated Press reports. That outbreak accounted for 111 of the 159 measles...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS

Obesity is tied to higher prostate cancer risk among black men, according to a JAMA Oncology study.

Researchers examined data on 3400 black men and...

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April 16, 2015

By Joe Elia

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Half of Medicare beneficiaries having cataract surgery undergo preoperative testing, despite guidelines recommending against the practice, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Researchers examined the Medicare claims...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The World Health Organization is advising male Ebola survivors to "consider correct and consistent use of condoms for all sexual acts...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

After years of Band-Aid fixes, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill earlier this week that restructures how physicians are reimbursed...

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