Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

February 11, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

Over half of patients undergoing elective resection for diverticulitis do so earlier than guidelines recommend, according to a retrospective study in...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

The Zika virus has been observed in the brain tissue of fetuses with microcephaly in several case reports published Wednesday. In the New England Journal of Medicine, editorialists say the...

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The American Epilepsy Society has published new recommendations on managing convulsive...

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By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

An analysis of completed physician-assisted suicides in patients with psychiatric disorders suggests that physicians frequently disagreed about whether the patient met criteria for assistance in dying. Findings from the Dutch...

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February 10, 2016

By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: During a...

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By Kelly Young

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

The Zika virus has been implicated in vision-threatening eye lesions in infants born with microcephaly, according to a case series in JAMA Ophthalmology.

At a Brazilian hospital, researchers studied 29 infants born with microcephaly and no...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Two behavioral interventions can help reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections at primary care practices, a JAMA study suggests.

Nearly 50 practices in Boston and Southern California were randomized to the following interventions (alone or in...

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February 9, 2016

By Alain Joffe, MD, MPH, FAAP

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

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its recommendation for screening adolescents aged 12 to 18 for depression, provided...

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By the Editors

NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine:...

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