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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Guidelines on Diarrhea

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group over the past week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM...
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FDA Proposes New, Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
The FDA on Thursday proposed new, prominent health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements. The warnings would include "photo-realistic color images" accompanying a...
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Covert Stroke and Cognitive Decline Common After Noncardiac Surgery

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Roughly 1 in 14 older adults undergoing noncardiac surgery experience a perioperative covert stroke, and these patients face increased risk for cognitive decline, according to...
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CDC Recommends HPV Catch-Up Vaccine in Those 26 and Younger

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
The CDC now recommends catch-up vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV) for both males and females age 26 and under who are not adequately vaccinated...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Reevaluating Mifepristone Restrictions / Septic Arthritis & Antibiotic Duration / Surgery & Urgent Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
See what's hot off the press at NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Perspective: After nearly two decades of use, research, and a comprehensive...
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CDC Recommends Use of Second Enzyme Immunoassay for Lyme Diagnosis

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
The CDC has endorsed a new FDA-approved approach to testing for Lyme disease. The new methodology, approved in July, uses a second enzyme immunoassay...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Reproductive Injustice / Testosterone for Women / Hem-Onc & Endocrinology Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 16 hours 16 min ago
Check out today's top picks from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Toward Reproductive Justice: Dr. Kelly Knight discusses reproductive injustice and actions clinicians can take...
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Pretomanid Approved for Treatment-Resistant Pulmonary TB

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The FDA has approved pretomanid for highly treatment-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. The drug is approved for use in conjunction with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults...
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Guidelines Updated on Preventing and Treating Migraine in Children and Teens

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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society have issued new guidelines on preventing and treating migraine in children. The guidelines, published in...
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Study Details Optimal CPR Speed, Depth

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Functional outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are optimal when CPR is done at a rate of 107 compressions per minute and a depth...
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Hospital pharmacist-led approach can reduce antibiotic use

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sat, 2019-08-17 23:51
In small, community hospitals that don't have resources for a dedicated staff to oversee the proper use of antibiotics, turning to staff pharmacists showed promise in a model study conducted by Duke Health.
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FDA approves new drug to treat patients with myelofibrosis

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sat, 2019-08-17 23:47
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inrebic (fedratinib) capsules to treat adult patients with certain types of myelofibrosis.
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Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2019-08-16 05:42
Louis Morano knew what he needed, and he knew where to get it. He made his way to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geographical heart of the city's overdose crisis. People call it "the bupe bus."
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New technique could help engineer polluted water filter, human tissues

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-07-23 21:00
(Rutgers University) Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues. Their study, led by researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, appears in the journal Nature Chemistry.
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Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-07-23 21:00
(American Society of Agronomy) A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells.
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An apple carries about 100 million bacteria -- good luck washing them off

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-07-23 21:00
(Frontiers) Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, a new study shows that organic apples harbor a more diverse and balanced bacterial community -- which could make them healthier and tastier than conventional apples, as well as better for the environment.
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Study finds meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-07-23 21:00
(The Obesity Society ) Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online today in the journal Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched.
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Former NFL players may face higher risk of atrial fibrillation

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-07-23 21:00
(American Heart Association) Former National Football League (NFL) players were nearly 6 times more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke.Former NFL athletes had lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and had lower resting heart rates compared to the control group, yet the incidence of atrial fibrillation was still higher.
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PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-07-22 21:00
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among young African women and adolescent girls, 95% initiated PrEP, and most used PrEP for the first three months. However, PrEP use fell in this critical population during a year of follow-up clinic visits, although HIV incidence at 12 months was low. The preliminary results suggest that tailored strategies may be needed to engage young African women in consistent PrEP use.
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E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women's guts

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-07-22 21:00
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A study of over 1,000 healthy women with no urinary tract infection symptoms showed nearly 9% carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. Additional findings highlight likely reasons behind the pandemic of resistant E. coli strains. They show the value of checking a patients' carrier-status to predict resistant infections, and the need to re-think the clinical significance of bacteria in the urine without symptoms, because pandemic strains can be highly pathogenic to the urinary system and treatment resistant.
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