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Low-Dose Aspirin Ineffective in Heavier Patients?

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Low-dose aspirin may not be effective in preventing cardiovascular events in people weighing 70 kg (154 pounds) or more, a Lancet study suggests. Researchers...
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IVC Filter Use Tied to Higher Mortality Risk in Patients with VTE

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement is associated with increased mortality risk in patients with venous thromboembolism who can't receive anticoagulation, according to an observational...
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Valsartan-Containing Heart Drugs Recalled Due to Possible Cancer Risk

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of several valsartan-containing heart drugs because they've been contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen...
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From the Blogs: On-Service Digest, July 2018 — with Special Section Just for Staph Aureus

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Dr. Paul Sax is currently on-service for the inpatient ID consult team. In his latest HIV and ID Observations blog post, Dr. Sax takes...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Grandiosity, Impulsivity & Decreased Sleep / Mycoplasma genitalium / N.H. IM Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Take a look at the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case record: A 61-year-old man with a history...
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Smallpox Treatment Approved

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
The FDA has approved its first treatment for smallpox. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980, so tecovirimat (TPOXX) is intended to be used if smallpox is...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature: Coffee & Mortality

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM Journal Watch...
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Fentanyl Analogs Increasingly Problematic in Opioid Overdoses

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
The CDC is warning clinicians about the emerging role of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs in opioid overdose deaths In a new health advisory, the agency...
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College Athletes with ADHD Seem to Fare Worse After Concussion

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
College athletes with both ADHD and prior concussion seem to have greater anxiety and depression than those with concussion alone, suggests a study to be...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Echinococcal Cysts in Liver / BP Meds Before Vascular Surgery / Virginia Hospitalist Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-07-16 05:00
Take a peek at some of NEJM Group's best offerings. NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 30-year-old man from...
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FDA warns consumers about criminals sending fake warning letters

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sun, 2018-07-15 22:28
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.
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Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive.
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From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study in a community setting.
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Traumatic brain injury biomarker shows promise to support rapid damage evaluation and predict outcomes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(Elsevier) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology found that a brain lipid molecule, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), was significantly increased after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a preclinical animal model. They also found that it was elevated in areas associated with cell death and axonal injury, both major hallmarks of moderate and severe TBI. This strengthens the evidence that LPA could be used as a biomarker of TBI through blood testing, potentially providing a prognostic indicator of injury and outcome.
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Study shows painful eczema symptoms negatively impact quality of life

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that eczema symptoms can have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life for those who suffer -- even worse than for those with common chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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A constellation of symptoms presages first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(University of British Columbia) Canadian researchers document the health problems that precede a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
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Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-07-15 21:00
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, and hospitalization rates have increased in women while declining in men, found a study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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800,000 More Adolescents Classified as Hypertensive Under New Guidelines

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-07-14 05:00
Nearly a million U.S. adolescents would be reclassified as having hypertension under new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017. Researchers used...
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Asthma Tied to Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-07-14 05:00
Asthma is associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a JAMA Cardiology study. Researchers studied nearly 55,000 adults who participated in a...
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Millions More Labeled as Hypertensive Under 2017 Guidelines

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-07-14 05:00
Adopting the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines on hypertension would label almost two thirds of Americans between ages 45 and 75 as having the condition, according...
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