Physician's First Watch

Physician's First Watch

Medical news from NEJM Journal Watch

August 5, 2015

By Kelly Young

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

With national efforts to combine better infection control and antibiotic stewardship, the CDC estimates that 70% of serious carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)...

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One person has been diagnosed with definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), and another person...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The FDA has approved an oral anti-seizure medication — Spritam (levetiracetam) — made by three-dimensional printing,...

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By Joe Elia

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

Oral contraceptive (OC) use is estimated to have lowered the incidence of endometrial cancer by some 200,000 cases over the past decade, according...

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By Amy Orciari Herman

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

The more often you eat spicy foods, the longer you might live, according to an observational study in the BMJ.

Nearly 500,000...

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The FDA is offering medical facilities supplemental guidance for reprocessing duodenoscopes to reduce the...

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August 4, 2015

By Jenni Whalen

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

Neither low nor high doses of supplemental vitamin D improve outcomes in postmenopausal women, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine....

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By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

For older adults with atrial fibrillation and acute MI who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) plus warfarin (so-called triple therapy) appears to offer little cardiovascular benefit over DAPT alone — and...

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