Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

January 21, 2017

By the Editors

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

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM...

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January 20, 2017

By the Editors

Take a look at today's offerings from NEJM Group:

NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Flipped classrooms are becoming more and more popular with educators. The concept is to teach the...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Genital human papillomavirus infection is common among men, and vaccination coverage is low, according to a study in JAMA Oncology....

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By Kelly Young

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

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) may help clinicians identify roughly a quarter of men who could avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies, according to an...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Fluorouracil cream (USP 5%), used to treat actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinoma,...

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By Joe Elia

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

Auvi-Q, an alternative epinephrine auto-injector, will return to the market in mid-February, the parent company announced on Thursday.

Kaleo CEO Spencer...

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January 19, 2017

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The FDA and Environmental Protection Agency have broken down which fish are safest to eat — based on mercury levels — for young children and women of childbearing age, particularly those who are breast-feeding...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Beach umbrellas appear to offer less sun protection than sunscreen, according to a small, industry-conducted study in JAMA Dermatology.

Some 80 adults in Texas were randomized...

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January 18, 2017

By the Editors

Take a look at today's selection from NEJM Group:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Colorectal Cancer Screening: A 79-year-old woman visits your office for routine care. She has normal bowel movements without...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Asthma was ruled out in a third of adults who were re-evaluated several years after first being diagnosed with the condition. The findings appear in...

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By Kelly Young

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

Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is associated with improvements in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to the phase...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA is alerting clinicians about a potential defect in the PENTAX ED-3490TK duodenoscope that can lead to...

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January 17, 2017

By Deborah Lehman, MD

Dr. Lehman is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.

Tonsillectomy provides some short-term...

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Here's what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now:

HIV and ID Observations: Dr. Paul Sax highlights two recent case reports with important clinical lessons: 1)...

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By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend moderate blood pressure targets for adults aged 60 and over.

The guidelines, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommend the following for older...

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By Kelly Young

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

Acupuncture might help infants with colic recover faster than usual care, suggests a small study in Acupuncture in Medicine.

Swedish researchers enrolled...

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By Kelly Young

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

Four in five older adults who have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for secondary prevention are still alive after 2 years, according to findings in the Journal of the...

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January 14, 2017

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