Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

New Conversations on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 18th, 2014

Will the results of the MR CLEAN trial change the standard of care for patients with acute ischemic stroke? Ask the authors and other experts in the field in the latest discussion about NEJM original research. From the NEJM CareerCenter “Fascinating Physician” series, meet Dr. Wen Dombrowski, a geriatrics physician executive who develops technology, business,… Read More…

Ask the Authors: Ebola in Well-Resourced Settings

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 20th, 2014

The physicians who treated patients with Ebola in Atlanta and Hamburg are now answering your questions on the NEJM Group Open Forum. Two recent NEJM Brief Reports provide detailed clinical information about three patients with Ebola virus disease who were transferred from West Africa to the United States or Germany in the midst of their… Read More…

NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 13th, 2014

NEJM Group has joined with Medstro, a social professional network for physicians, to create the NEJM Group Open Forum, a series of live discussions intended to generate active conversation around important–and sometimes controversial–ideas. We’ve brought together authors, experts in the field, and many of your peers to discuss these three topics, now active and ready… Read More…

View the New Quick Take on Teen Contraception

Posted by Karen Buckley • October 6th, 2014

Your 17-year-old patient tells you she’s terrified of becoming pregnant. How can you help her? Each year more than 700,000 teens in the United States become pregnant. If we could eliminate some of the barriers to teens having access to contraception, would the pregnancy rates fall? The latest NEJM Quick Take, a brief animation narrated… Read More…

Ethical Challenges in Treating Family and Friends

Posted by Karen Buckley • September 25th, 2014

What do you do when: A neighbor wants a prescription to refill her daughter’s albuterol inhaler before her soccer game — which starts in two hours? A colleague asks for a prescription for fluoxetine because he has been feeling depressed since his divorce? Your father-in-law has been admitted to the hospital where you work following… Read More…

Take the Case Challenge: A Man with Diarrhea, Nausea, and Weight Loss

Posted by Karen Buckley • September 11th, 2014

A 29-year-old man was seen in the walk-in clinic because of diarrhea of 1 year’s duration and weight loss. Initial laboratory values included elevated hepatic aminotransferase levels and a ferritin level of 1716 ng per milliliter. A diagnostic procedure was performed. What is the diagnosis? What diagnostic tests are indicated? Read the case description. Then… Read More…

PARADIGM-HF: The Experts’ Discussion

Posted by Karen Buckley • September 4th, 2014

The PARADIGM-HF trial, presented last weekend at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Annual Congress and published in NEJM, suggests that neprilysin inhibition may replace ACE inhibition for the treatment of heart failure.  NEJM and ESC brought together the study co-chairs, John McMurray and Milton Packer, and cardiologists Mariell Jessup, Keith Fox, and Michel Komajda… Read More…

Benefits and Risks of Salt Consumption

Posted by Karen Buckley • August 19th, 2014

Are we bartering our own good health for the seductive flavor of salt?  View the latest NEJM Quick Take, which looks at all current guidelines and statistics regarding what we know about salt and cardiovascular disease and death related to salt consumption. NEJM Quick Takes are brief animations that summarize the key findings of an… Read More…

Visit NEJM.org for the Latest on the Ebola Outbreak

Posted by Karen Buckley • August 14th, 2014

Be sure to visit the NEJM Infectious Disease page, which brings together new and recent articles on Ebola, and features a healthmap that tracks publicly-reported, confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola throughout the world. The map is automatically updated to provide up-to-the-minute data on the outbreak. A new Perspective article from NIH’s Antony Fauci suggests… Read More…

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…