Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

New Clinical Decisions article: Skin Abscess

Posted by Avery Fang • March 8th, 2016

A 22-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with a 3-day history of increasing redness, swelling, and pain in her left thigh. She tells you that she otherwise feels well. She reports no recent trauma and no fevers, chills, nausea, or vomiting. She has no relevant medical history. She is not currently taking any medications… Read More…

Take the Case Challenge: A Man with Weight Loss, Abdominal Pain, and an Ileocecal Mass

Posted by Avery Fang • March 2nd, 2016

An 80-year-old man presented with several years of intermittent abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, weight loss, and an ileocecal mass. What is the most likely diagnosis? Read the case description. Then vote and comment about what the diagnosis may be and what diagnostic tests will prove useful. Find the answers in the full text of the case to be… Read More…

Resident Work Hours and the FIRST Trial Results

Posted by Lisa Rosenbaum • February 4th, 2016

Resident duty hours mean something different for everyone. Listen to residents, program directors, investigators, and ethicists discuss the results of the newly published FIRST trial, “National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training,” and its implications for the future of resident education. You’ll hear from the principal investigator of FIRST, Karl Bilimoria, David Asch, principal… Read More…

Clinical Collections

Posted by Avery Fang • January 18th, 2016

Did you know that NEJM Group offers Clinical Collections? These Collections include content from the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch, curated for relevance by expert clinicians to help you improve your knowledge and patient care. Clinical Collections are offered in a convenient PDF format for instant and easy access. NEJM Cases in Primary Care… Read More…

Apply for the NEJM Resident Program

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • December 14th, 2015

The New England Journal of Medicine is offering a two-week elective course for trainees and fellows PGY3 and higher who seek a deeper understanding of how a peer-review journal works and how editors make decisions about publishing papers. It is a participatory elective based on the New England Journal of Medicine and taught at our editorial offices in… Read More…

Announcing NEJM Catalyst

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • December 10th, 2015

NEJM Group announces the launch of NEJM Catalyst, which connects health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians with practical approaches and actionable steps to implement changes in their organizations that improve the value of health care delivery and patient care. NEJM Catalyst articles, case studies, video talks, and events are organized around key themes impacting health… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: “A Man with Bizarre Behavior”

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • August 13th, 2015

A 24-year-old man was brought to the emergency department by ambulance after exhibiting abnormal and agitated behavior. On presentation, he was wearing only underwear and yelling “I am God!” repeatedly. He was alert, awake, and talkative but was not responsive to direct questioning. Although his speech was fluent, its content was illogical and was not… Read More…

Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • July 22nd, 2015

A 28-year-old man presents with diabetic ketoacidosis after an influenza-like illness. Lab values include: sodium 144 mmol/L, potassium 5.7 mmol /L, chloride 98 mmol /L, sodium bicarbonate 13 mmol/L, creatinine 1.5 mg/dL, BUN 30 mg/dL, glucose 702 mg/dL, and venous pH 7.2. What is the best strategy to support this patient? Take the poll and comment… Read More…

Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • July 21st, 2015

Here’s an update with the latest on the NEJM Group Open Forum. The NEJM CareerCenter, in conjunction with Medstro and the American Physician Scientist Association, today opens an exploration of topics related to physician-scientist careers. Take the opportunity to chat with an esteemed panel from the National Institutes of Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Mayo… Read More…

Take the New Case Challenge!

Posted by Karen Buckley • July 16th, 2015

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was admitted in the summer with fever, headache, and fatigue. She reported neck stiffness, earache, intermittent contractions, and a possible erythematous rash on her shin. What is the most likely diagnosis? Vote and comment now on NEJM.org. The answer will appear within the full text of the Case Record of the Massachusetts… Read More…