Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

September 27, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

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

Screening colonoscopy appears to offer a modest benefit to adults aged 70–74 and little to no benefit to those aged 75–79, according...

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By the Editors

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By Kelly Young

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

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are associated with reduced risk for miscarriage, even in the earliest weeks of pregnancy, according to a JAMA Internal...

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By Kelly Young

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

Roller coasters may help patients pass kidney stones, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Researchers embedded three renal calculi in...

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By John D. Cowden, MD

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

Cleft palate, but not cleft lip, is linked to increased...

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September 26, 2016

By the Editors

The Drug Enforcement Administration is blaming a spate of recent overdose deaths on carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that is roughly...

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By Kelly Young

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

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has updated its recommendations on the use of corticosteroids in anticipated preterm labor.

ACOG...

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By Kelly Young

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

The 26th First Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony (not a typo), presented at Harvard University on Thursday, honored the...

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By Kelly Young

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

Aerial insecticide spraying helped limit the spread of the Zika virus in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, public health officials report in MMWR.

CDC Director Tom Frieden...

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By Kristin J. Kelley

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

Adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), a biosimilar to the anti-inflammatory adalimumab (Humira), has been approved by the FDA. It is the fourth biosimilar approved by the agency.

The...

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September 24, 2016

September 23, 2016

By Kelly Young

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

An investigative article in STAT reveals the extent to which Abbott Laboratories pharmaceutical representatives went to promote OxyContin to physicians.

For example,...

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By the Editors

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineer and professor at Rice University, is one of the 2016 recipients of the MacArthur...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The 5-alpha reductase inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride do not appear to increase risk for erectile dysfunction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

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September 22, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Genetically modified enzymes — used increasingly to create flavors and fragrances and to enhance the strength of detergents and medications — appear to be "potent allergens"...

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By the Editors

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

World leaders on Wednesday vowed to work together to solve the root causes of antimicrobial...

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