Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

July 1, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

U.S. healthcare facilities should be alert for Candida auris — an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that causes invasive disease and carries a high mortality rate — the CDC has warned.

Since 2009,...

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By Kelly Young

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

Long-term use of the bisphosphonate alendronate is associated with reduced risk for hip fracture and no increased risk for femoral fracture, according to...

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June 30, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

The screening criteria for congenital Zika virus syndrome should be revised, researchers urge in the Lancet, following their discovery that...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Whole-body computed tomography (CT) scanning of trauma patients might not lower in-hospital mortality compared with a standard imaging approach, according to a multicenter, international trial in the Lancet.

Researchers studied...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Statin discontinuation, for the most part, is an issue of temporary stopping or poor adherence, according to a study in The BMJ. The researchers suggest that clinicians can use their findings to...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Medical devices first approved in the European Union are associated with increased risk for safety alerts and recalls than those first approved in...

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June 29, 2016

By John D. Cowden, MD, MPH

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

Children of Somali, Ukrainian, and Russian immigrants had lower rates of vaccination for specific...

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By the Editors

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By Kelly Young

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

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said there is not enough evidence for it to make a recommendation either for or against conducting pelvic examinations to screen for various...

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By Joe Elia

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

Escitalopram doesn't benefit depressed patients with heart failure, a JAMA study concludes.

In Germany, researchers studied 372 patients...

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By Kelly Young

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

The FDA has approved a new combination therapy, Epclusa (containing sofosbuvir...

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June 28, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Pregnant women whose diastolic blood pressure indicates prehypertension face increased risk for the metabolic syndrome after...

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By the Editors

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have published updated clinical performance and...

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By Kelly Young

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

Fludrocortisone didn't significantly reduce vasovagal syncope episodes in a randomized trial in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, but an editorialist...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Lisdexamfetamine, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and second-generation antidepressants may help treat adults with binge-eating disorder, suggests a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers examined data from...

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By Joe Elia

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

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law...

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By Kelly Young

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

Coprescribing naloxone to people who take opioids for chronic pain is both feasible and has clinical benefit, according to...

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