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From the Blogs: ID/HIV Items to Be Grateful For, 2017 Edition

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: HIV and ID Observations: What are you grateful for...
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Anti-Diarrheal Medication Recalled Over Potency Concerns

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Greenstone has recalled several lots of its diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets because they may be super- or subpotent. If the tablets, which are...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Diuretic Treatment in HF / Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia? / Montana Internist/Hospitalist Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Have a look at what we've selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: This review discusses current pharmacologic principles of diuretic therapy, integrates...
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Intermittent Letrozole Similar to Continuous Administration for Extended Breast Cancer Therapy

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Taking temporary treatment breaks from letrozole following endocrine therapy for breast cancer is associated with similar disease-free survival as taking letrozole continuously, according to...
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FDA Approves First Adjuvant Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
The FDA has approved sunitinib malate (Sutent) as an adjuvant therapy for adults at risk for recurrent renal cell carcinoma following nephrectomy. Sunitinib, a kinase...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Time to Get Rid of Food Tongs?

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Here's our most clicked-on item from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: HIV and ID Observations: Dr...
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Your NEJM Group Today: "Popeye" Sign Image / Skin Patches for Peanut Allergy? / San Francisco Primary Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 79-year-old man presented with...
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Gynecology Group Names 5 Treatments, Procedures to Avoid

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
The AAGL (formerly, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) has named five treatments and procedures clinicians should question as part of the American Board of...
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A Closer Look: Heart Groups Lower Threshold for Hypertension

Physician's First Watch - 34 min 29 sec ago
Earlier this week, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, among others, announced new cutoffs for hypertension as part of their updated...
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Baby Boomers at Lower Risk for Macular Degeneration Than Their Predecessors

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Baby Boomers appear less likely than their predecessors to develop macular degeneration, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology. Researchers examined nearly 5000 adults in...
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National cooperative group trial seeks to cut in half early mortality rates for rare leukemia

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A national cooperative group trial is making a handful of the country's experts in a rare leukemia available around the clock, with the goal of cutting by more than half the high mortality rates that occur in the difficult first few weeks of treatment.Induction mortality for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL, can be as high as 30 percent, but for patients who survive those first few weeks, survival rates can soar beyond 90 percent, making it the most curable leukemia.
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Some cancer therapies may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients.
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Cell-weighing method could help doctors choose cancer drugs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple myeloma patients. Their predictions correlated with how those patients actually fared when treated with those drugs.
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Motorcycle crashes cause 5 times as many deaths as car accidents, 6 times the health costs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Motorcycle accidents are costly in terms of lives and health care costs. Compared with car accidents, motorcycle accidents cause three times the injuries, six times the medical costs and 5 times the deaths, found new research in CMAJ. Despite better motor vehicle safety, injuries from motorcycle crashes have not improved.
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Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Wiley) A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later.
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Your NEJM Group Today: Next Steps in Gene Editing / AHA 2017 News Roundup / Alaska FM Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Audio Interview: Next Steps in Gene Editing: Dr. George Church discusses recent advances in...
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FDA Looking at Potentially Increased Mortality Risk with Gout Drug

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
The FDA is investigating whether the gout drug febuxostat (Uloric) is associated with an increased risk for heart-related mortality. This follows a postmarketing trial...
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Dads' Depression Tied to Increased Depression Risk in Teenage Children

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Children with depressed fathers are at increased risk for developing depression themselves when they reach adolescence, according to a Lancet Psychiatry study. The study included...
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FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA...
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Kids Having Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy Still Get Codeine Despite Decreasing Prescriptions

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Clinicians have eased off prescribing codeine to children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, but 1 in 20 patients still receives codeine, a Pediatrics study finds. In...
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