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The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
For patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery

IVCF use before bariatric surgery tied to worse outcomes, longer hospital stay, and higher costs
Yogurt consumption is associated with a reduced risk for colorectal adenomas in men

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced CRC Adenoma Risk in Men

Men with two or more servings of yogurt per week have reduced risk for conventional adenoma
Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

Risk increased when four or more reports were made in the 36 months before a patient's surgery
Specific patterns of opioid administration to opioid-naive inpatients are associated with risk for long-term use after discharge

Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use

Outpatient use at 90 days was seen for 5.9 and 3.0 percent of patients with and without inpatient use
Use of pantoprazole for up to three years to prevent upper gastrointestinal events in patients receiving anticoagulant therapy with aspirin and/or rivaroxaban has a similar safety profile to placebo except for an increased risk for enteric infections

PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx

Safety profile did not differ for pantoprazole versus placebo except greater risk for enteric infections
Three large drug makers have launched a legal challenge against the Trump administration's rule requiring the prices of drugs to be included in television ads.

Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

Lawsuit against the rule filed Friday by Merck, Eli Lilly, and Amgen
Drug- and alcohol-related mortality is significantly higher than expected in the seven years following bariatric surgery

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery

Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Marketplace introduction of infliximab has not resulted in reductions in the population rates of inflammatory bowel disease-related hospitalizations or intestinal resections or colectomies

Infliximab Introduction Has Not Cut IBD-Related Hospitalizations

Introduction of infliximab did not lead to drop in hospitalization, intestinal resection, colectomy
On Thursday

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After One Death

Fecal microbiota transplantation is a still-experimental procedure, as yet unapproved by the FDA