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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Woman with Hypertension, Fatigue & Altered Mental Status

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Here is the most clicked-on article we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM Primary...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Macroglossia Images / Negative CTA & PE / Penn. Dermatology Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Have a look at a sampling of what's available from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist: Images in clinical medicine: A 78-year-old man...
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15% of High Schoolers Have Had Sports Concussion in Past Year

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Roughly 15% of U.S. high schoolers report having had at least one sports-related concussion in the past year, according to new CDC data in...
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Work Hints that Herpesviruses May Have a Role in Alzheimer's

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Preliminary work suggests that human herpesviruses 6A and 7 have key roles in Alzheimer disease. The study appears in Neuron. Investigators mapped networks of protein...
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High-Risk Patients Not Being Screened for HIV Often Enough

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Patients who are at high risk for HIV are not being retested quite as often as guidelines recommend, according to an MMWR article. The CDC...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Improving the VA / When the Attending Works Rounds / Hawaii Hospitalist Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Using Competition to Improve the VA: Dr. David Shulkin discusses strategies for enhancing the quality of...
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Causes of Death After Surviving Opioid Overdose Detailed

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Adults who survive an opioid overdose have a strikingly elevated risk for death from numerous causes in the subsequent year, a JAMA Psychiatry study finds...
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Vitamin D to Prevent Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Not Supported by Genetic Study

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have no apparent bearing on the risk for gestational hypertension or preeclampsia, according to a genetics-based study in...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Woman with Hypertension, Fatigue & Altered Mental Status / Intramuscular Steroids for Hip OA? / New Mexico Hem-Onc Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case record: A 45-year-old woman presented with hypertension, fatigue...
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13-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine Improves Protection Against Acute Otitis Media

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-06-23 05:00
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) offers better protection than its predecessor, PCV7, against acute otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, according to an...
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Risk of autism increased in children of mothers with diabetes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Fri, 2018-06-22 21:00
(JAMA Network) The risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestational diabetes.
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Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-06-22 17:14
In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, published today in JAMA Network Open
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UC San Diego launches new bacteriophage therapy center

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-06-22 06:35
With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America's first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics
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New review outlines current state of sex-sensitive issues linked to heart failure drugs

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-06-22 06:23
Heart failure is almost as common in women as men, but its characteristics vary by sex.
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Scientists develop new device to test cancer drug combinations quickly and cheaply

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-06-22 06:16
Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested on tumor cells using a novel device developed by EMBL scientists
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U.S. Smoking Rate at All-Time Low

Physician's First Watch - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:00
Just 14% of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers in 2017, according to estimates released from the National Health Interview Survey. That represents a two...
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For Passing Smaller Ureteral Stones, Tamsulosin May Be No Better Than Placebo

Physician's First Watch - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:00
Tamsulosin is not associated with higher passage rates of ureteral stones smaller than 9 mm, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study. Roughly 500 adults...
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Maintenance Treatment Lowers Mortality After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Physician's First Watch - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:00
Methadone and buprenorphine are associated with lower mortality risk following nonfatal opioid overdose, but few patients are receiving maintenance treatment, a retrospective study in the...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Sustaining a High-Performing Organization / Is Pain Worse During Nicotine Withdrawal? / Maine FM Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:00
Today's selections from NEJM Group include: NEJM Catalyst: Web event: How can you create and sustain a high-performing organization? Register for NEJM Catalyst's upcoming...
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WHO Adds Gaming Disorder to ICD-11

Physician's First Watch - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:00
The World Health Organization has published its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Gaming disorder was added to the addictive disorders section. This includes...
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