Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

NEJM Perspective Podcast on the Future of Transgender Insurance Coverage

Posted by • May 19th, 2017

In this episode of the NEJM Perspective Audio Interview series, Kellan Baker, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, speaks with NEJM Managing Editor Stephen Morrissey on the past and future of insurance coverage for transgender people. As a small, poorly understood population, transgender people frequently encounter discrimination that includes mistreatment by health… Read More…

New Review Article Looks at Collaborations among Researchers, Patient Groups, and Industry

Posted by • May 10th, 2017

A growing approach to developing new treatments is a partnership among researchers, patient groups, and industry. A new article in the Clinical Trials review series gives three examples of such collaborations. “In an era of reduced federal funding for basic and preclinical research and drug development (coupled with a higher bar for regulatory compliance),” the authors… Read More…

Three New Perspective Articles on Data Sharing

Posted by • April 28th, 2017

This week, the New England Journal of Medicine released three new Perspective articles highlighting different discussions surrounding the sharing of clinical trial data in medicine. The first, Bridging the Data-Sharing Divide — Seeing the Devil in the Details, Not the Other Camp, explains how the movement toward sharing data from clinical trials has divided the scientific community, and that the battle… Read More…

There’s Still Time to Participate in Clinical Decisions: Management of Sciatica

Posted by • April 3rd, 2017

Time hasn’t run out to participate in our last Clinical Decisions article discussion, Management of Sciatica. You have through April 5th to vote and discuss on whether you would recommend Mr. Winston, a 50-year-old bus driver who has come to your office with a 4-week history of pain in his left leg and lower back, undergo lumbar disk surgery or receive… Read More…

New NEJM Articles on Data Sharing, and Still Time to Register for #NEJMDataSummit

Posted by • March 31st, 2017

Two new articles that explore data sharing were published by NEJM this week. The first, a Sounding Board article titled Data Authorship as an Incentive to Data Sharing, explains how designating a “data author” in clinical trials could help solve the major issue of providing academic credit to investigators who gather data in these trials. The… Read More…

New Clinical Decision Article: Management of Sciatica

Posted by • March 27th, 2017

In this week’s Clinical Decision, a 50-year-old bus driver comes to you with a 4-week history of pain in his left leg and lower back. He describes a combination of severe sharp and dull pain that originated in his left buttock and radiated to the dorsolateral aspect of his left thigh, as well as vague… Read More…

Registration Now Open for Free Web Event on Sharing Clinical Trial Data

Posted by • March 20th, 2017

On March 7th, the New England Journal of Medicine named three teams hailing from universities in Israel and the United States as the winners of the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge, which encouraged participants to explore and examine the potential of sharing clinical trial data. Open to health care professionals, researchers and data scientists, NEJM asked… Read More…

What’s New: SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge Winners Announced

Posted by • March 15th, 2017

On March 7th, the New England Journal of Medicine named three teams hailing from universities in Israel and the United States as the winners of the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge, which encouraged participants to explore and examine the potential of sharing clinical trial data. Open to health care professionals, researchers and data scientists, NEJM asked individuals… Read More…

New Clinical Problem-Solving: Histology Rings True

Posted by • March 7th, 2017

In this week’s Clinical Problem-Solving Case, a 58-year-old man with nonerosive rheumatoid arthritis who was being treated with etanercept and methotrexate presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of fevers (temperatures up to 39°C) and drenching night sweats. In the previous week, yellowing of his eyes and dark urine had developed. He reported… Read More…

New Quick Take: Inhibiting Plasma Kallikrein for Hereditary Angioedema Prophylaxis

Posted by • February 28th, 2017

This week’s Quick Take video describes how patients with hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency may have recurrent, unpredictable swelling episodes that require immediate treatment. However, current options for these patients are limited by side effects. Is there a safe and effective therapy? Take less than three minutes and find out! Quick Take videos are a… Read More…