Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 27th, 2015

There’s a lot happening on the NEJM Group Open Forum: Talk with authors and experts about a new study involving multiple US neonatal intensive care units that demonstrated a substantial increase in admissions for neonatal abstinence syndrome between 2004 and 2011, as well as increases in associated length of stay and in the percentage of NICU days… Read More…

Take the New Interactive Medical Case!

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 9th, 2015

A 43-year-old man with a 6-week history of abdominal pain and diarrhea. The pain was initially epigastric and occurred after eating but then became more constant and diffuse.  The patient rated the pain at 7 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most severe pain.  The diarrhea began gradually and was… Read More…

NEJM Group Open Forum – Take part in the conversation!

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 7th, 2015

These active and engaging discussions are happening now on the NEJM Group Open Forum on Medstro.com. Read the questions and answers posted so far, like, share and comment to become a part of the conversation. Women Transforming the Culture of Medicine: How do women physicians communicate with each other and with their male colleagues? Can… Read More…

Take the Case Challenge: A Woman with Headache, Fever, and Rash

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • March 26th, 2015

A 28-year-old woman presented with headache, fever, and a rash, plus nausea and one episode of nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. The skin lesions were small, red, flat, nonpruritic, and nonpainful. What is the most likely diagnosis? What diagnostic tests are indicated? Read the case description. Then vote and comment about what the diagnosis may be and… Read More…

Putting on and Removing PPE

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 25th, 2015

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is used when there is a risk of exposure to infectious material, to protect the skin and mucous membranes from exposure to pathogens. A new Video in Clinical Medicine demonstrates putting on and removing PPE. This important information is now available on the Ebola Outbreak page, or browse all 59 Videos in… Read More…

Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 23rd, 2015

A 53-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and a mood disorder presented with irritability and pressured speech. Lab data include: blood pressure 130/85 mm Hg, plasma sodium 155 mmol/L, potassium 4.5 mmol/L, blood urea nitrogen 67 mg/dL, creatinine 1.99 mg/dL, glucose 90 mg/dL, and plasma osmolality 339 mOsm/L. What is the best strategy to… Read More…

New Topics on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 19th, 2015

There’s a lot to talk about on the NEJM Group Open Forum. Read the discussion, like, share and comment to become a part of these active and engaging conversations. Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence: If you were given a research grant to investigate some aspect of firearm violence, how would you direct those resources?… Read More…

Watch the Latest NEJM Quick Takes

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 18th, 2015

There may be important new progress in the treatment of Crohn’s Disease. Watch the 1-minute Quick Take video summary of the phase 2 trial of Mongersen, an oligonucleotide that interferes with a signaling pathway involved in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease. Also, read the full article and editorial. Watch other recent video summaries, including: CABG… Read More…

New Conversations on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • February 26th, 2015

Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum, NEJM authors and experts are discussing: What had historically been their approach to the introduction of peanut in their infant patients with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both, even before the publication of the LEAP trial of peanut allergy. Their thoughts on the opportunities for precision medicine in… Read More…

New Series: International Health Care Systems

Posted by Karen Buckley • January 5th, 2015

A new series of Perspective articles on the health care systems of selected countries around the world begins with Sweden. The Public–Private Pendulum in Sweden The Swedish health care system is largely the product of past Social Democratic governments, which emphasized equity and reliance on the public sector. But since 1990, more centrist governments have… Read More…