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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heart Groups Issue New Performance and Quality Measures for MI Management (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have updated their performance and quality measures for the care of adults with myocardial infarction.The update, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women at High Risk for HIV Shouldn't Be Denied Injectable Progestin Contraceptives (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The CDC has adopted the World Health Organization's position that the benefits of progestin-only … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Formulary System for Lab Tests / Expand Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer? / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Case Study: Can a formulary … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OKs Easier-to-Clean Duodenoscope (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The FDA has cleared a newly designed duodenoscope (Pentax ED34-i10T). … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Last Over a Decade (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Eradicating TB in U.S. / Lidocaine for IUD Insertion / Pennsylvania Internist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Audio … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids Improve Pain Relief in Acute Sore Throat (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM A single dose of corticosteroids offers pain relief in patients with acute sore throat, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.Researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Makes Plea for New Antibiotics (FREE)
By the Editors " The world is running out of antibiotics, " the World Health Organization warns in a new … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Withhold Methadone, Buprenorphine in Patients Taking CNS Depressants (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., " medication-assisted treatment " with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Childhood Tied to Higher Cancer Risk Later (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face increased cancer risk in both childhood and adulthood, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Marfan's with Ectopia Lentis / Rising Costs of Topical Steroids / NC Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Post-Cesarean Antibiotics Reduce Risk for Surgical Site Infections in Obese Women (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Obese women who receive antibiotics after cesarean delivery have a reduced risk for surgical site infections, according to a single-center … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary HPV Screening Detects More Lesions Than Cytology in Vaccinated Population (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening — compared with cytology-based screening — is associated with higher detection rates for precancerous cervical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Highlights Hazards of Triathlons (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Deaths and nonfatal cardiac arrest are not rare among triathletes, particularly during the swim portion of the event, according to an Annals of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hospital vs. Patient Effects on Readmission Risk / Another Reason to Floss / Oregon Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here are today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Special article: The validity of risk-standardized readmission rates as … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP Reaffirms Position Against Physician-Assisted Suicide (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its stance against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.In a position paper in the Annals of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Insurers Often Limit Access to More Expensive Opioid Alternatives (FREE)
By the Editors Many health insurance companies restrict their coverage of pricey painkillers — while making it easy for patients … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nerf Guns Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries, Researchers Warn (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Nerf guns can cause serious ocular trauma, researchers warn in BMJ Case Reports.The article details the cases … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From the Blogs: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For / Benefits & Risks of Curbside Consults (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Brucellosis Risk Tied to Raw Milk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a Texas dairy between June 1 and August 7, 2017, are at … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Infant with Pneumonia, Mother with Hip Pain / Ideal BP Target in CKD? / West Virginia Hospital Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 13-month-old girl presented with pneumonia. Imaging studies revealed splenomegaly, splenic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preventing Peanut Allergy: First Food Item with FDA-Backed Health Claim Hits Market (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH A food product with a label claiming it may help prevent peanut allergies has hit the market, the New York Times reports. Hello, Peanut … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAP Issues First Recommendations on Tattoos, Other Body Modifications (FREE)
By the Editors The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its first recommendations on tattoos, body piercings, and other body modifications in youth.Published in Pediatrics, the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Aspirin in Heart Failure (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes, Continuous Glucose Monitoring Linked to Better Outcomes (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes is associated with better neonatal outcomes, according to a study in The Lancet. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In Type 2 Diabetes, Adding Once-Weekly Exenatide Doesn't Improve CV Outcomes (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Adding the injectable type 2 diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) to usual care does not improve cardiovascular outcomes, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Improves Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The type 2 diabetes drug dapagliflozin helps improve glycemic control when added to insulin therapy in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Adult Severe Asthma Clinical Pearls / Are EDs Prepared for IDs? / California Infectious Disease Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: How … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Digital App for Substance Use Disorders Cleared for Marketing (FREE)
By the Editors A new mobile app designed to help treat patients with substance use disorders has been cleared for marketing, the FDA announced on … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Researchers: Antidepressants for Anxiety Should Be Continued for at Least a Year After Treatment Response (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Patients with anxiety disorders who respond to antidepressants and then stop treatment face increased risk for relapse in the year after treatment discontinuation, finds a meta-analysis in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sulfonylureas, Pioglitazone Similarly Safe for Add-On Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD For patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin, add-on treatment with either a sulfonylurea or pioglitazone seems similarly safe over the long-term, according to an open-label, multicenter study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)
By the Editors An FDA advisory panel voted 11-0 on Wednesday in favor of approving the Shingrix herpes zoster vaccine for adults … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Harms of Partial Medicaid Expansions / Which Stroke Patients Benefit from PFO Closure? / Boston-Area IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Audio Interview: Limiting Medicaid Eligibility: Professor Nicholas … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Issues Hurricane Preparedness and Response Guidance for Clinicians, Recovery Workers (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD The CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have issued … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Increased MS Risk 9 Years Later (FREE)
By the Editors Low serum vitamin D in women is associated with increased future risk for multiple sclerosis, according to a prospective, case-control study in Neurology.Using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GERD Recurrence Fairly Common Following Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is relatively common among patients who have laparoscopic antireflux surgery, potentially diminishing some of the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Not Associated with Mortality Risk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Menopausal hormone therapy does not put women at increased risk for death, according to long-term follow-up from the Women's Health … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Limb Weakness Case / Cannabis & Depression / California Family Medicine Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 46-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with limb … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Doesn't Impair Clinical Outcomes in Younger Patients with Suspected Appendicitis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Using low-dose — instead of standard-dose — computed tomography doesn't lead to unnecessary appendectomies in young adults with suspected appendicitis, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Draft Recommendation Eliminates Cervical Cytology-HPV Cotesting for Women Over 30 (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Women aged 30 –65 should undergo cervical cancer screening with either cervical cytology alone every 3 years or high-risk human papillomavirus … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Navigating Rx Price Increases / Dietary Fat & Breast Cancer Outcomes / Illinois Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose from you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Case … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sedentary Time Tied to Higher Death Risk, but Movement Breaks Can Help (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Adults who spend much of their time sitting have increased mortality risk — and the risk is even higher when sedentary time is uninterrupted — … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Romosozumab Associated with Lower Osteoporotic Fracture Risk than Alendronate (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Romosozumab outperformed alendronate in lowering osteoporosis-related fracture risk, according to an industry-conducted, phase 3 study published in the New … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Guidelines Issued on HIV Treatment During Pregnancy (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Tenofovir-emtricitabine should not be a first treatment choice for women with HIV who are pregnant, according to new patient-centered … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guidelines Issued on Evaluating Neck Masses (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has provided new guidelines for clinicians evaluating adults presenting with a neck mass.Among the recommendations, published in Otolaryngology—Head … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Severe Asthma Review / Aspirin in Heart Failure / Missouri IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here is what we selected for you from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review article: Adults with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Warns Manufacturer for Not Addressing EpiPen Problems (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The FDA has notified Pfizer's Meridian Medical Technologies that it has not properly investigated … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pain Group: Don't Use Neuroimaging to Confirm Chronic Pain (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Brain imaging should not be used to prove whether a patient has chronic pain, a presidential task force of the International Association for the Study of Painsays in Nature … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: End-of-Summer ID Link-o-Rama (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news