Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

Take the Case Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • July 10th, 2014

A 41-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in midsummer because of fever, rash, pancytopenia, and abnormal results of liver-function tests. What is the diagnosis? What diagnostic tests are indicated? Read the case description for the next Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then vote and comment now on NEJM.org. In a few… Read More…

Apply for NEJM Editorial Fellowship

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 23rd, 2014

The Journal invites applications for a one-year, full-time, paid editorial fellowship beginning in July 2015 from medical professionals at any career stage.  Applications are due by September 1, 2014. The editorial fellow reviews and edits Images in Clinical Medicine submissions and organizes the Clinical Decisions series under the supervision of senior editors.  The fellow also… Read More…

Vote Now on Clinical Decisions: Genetic Testing

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 19th, 2014

A 45-year-old health conscious patient who has been with your primary care practice for several years mentions at a regular visit his three relatives with cancers of the breast, ovary, and prostate. He wants to know about genetic testing and any preventive measures he can take. Do you think he should receive genetic screening? If… Read More…

Test Your Skills with a New Interactive Medical Case

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 16th, 2014

The latest Interactive Medical Case presents a 64-year-old man with gait instability, visual changes, diffuse weakness, headaches, and worsening shortness of breath with activity. Test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills at NEJM.org. Interactive Medical Cases are online simulations based on a real patient’s experience of illness. You follow interactive steps through an evolving patient’s history,… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 12th, 2014

It is not uncommon for patients to have an expected death in an ICU. The final Critical Care Challenge is now open for your votes and comments: Twelve days after his subdural hematoma, it has become increasingly obvious that the patient is unlikely to make a functional recovery. What steps should be taken at this… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • May 15th, 2014

After transfer to a surgical floor following a long ICU stay for septic shock and complications, our patient, a frail 77-year-old man, is found on the floor, unable to speak, and with decreased movement on the right side. CT reveals acute subdural hematoma, hemorrhagic contusion, and displacement of midline intracranial structures. What is the most… Read More…

New Clinical Decisions: The Guidelines Battle on Starting Statins

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 24th, 2014

Stephen, a 52-year-old white jogger with a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 25, wants you to assess his cardiovascular risks. He had scheduled his visit after taking his father to another physician to discuss his father’s blindness, which is related to type 2… Read More…

A Million Thanks on Facebook

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 21st, 2014

Recently our Facebook page hit a million likes. We’re grateful that so many of you invite us into your down time. Check out this message from the NEJM Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, to mark this milestone. And if you haven’t yet, we invite you to like our page to receive Image Challenges, new research, and… Read More…

NEJM Group Announces the Launch of NEJM Knowledge+

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 17th, 2014

NEJM Group is excited to announce the launch of NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review, a self-assessment and continuous learning solution that employs the very latest adaptive learning technologies to increase learning efficiency and knowledge retention. Designed specifically for Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialists, the product includes: Over 4000 questions covering nearly 1500 key… Read More…

Test Yourself! Interactive Medical Case Now Available

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 15th, 2014

A 65-year-old woman presented to an urgent care clinic with a 1-week history of fatigue, dyspnea on exertion, and daily fevers of up to 38.9°C. She reported no chills but did have night sweats. She had difficulty breathing, especially when climbing stairs and when attempting to sleep while lying supine. She had no cough, sore… Read More…