Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

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…

Take the Case Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • April 13th, 2014

A 59-year-old man was seen in an outpatient clinic because of fatigue, abdominal pain, anemia, arthralgias, and abnormal liver function. What is the diagnosis? Is it alcohol-induced sideroblastic anemia? Lead poisoning? Or something else? Read the case description for the next Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then vote and comment now on… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: Anne Mills of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • March 24th, 2014

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Anne Mills, D.H.S.A., Ph.D., of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London Professor Mills is the author of the February 6, 2014,… Read More…

Have You Seen the Latest NEJM Quick Take?

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • March 13th, 2014

Our new Quick Take looks at a study on the care of children in Africa who have fever and a negative test for malaria. If a malaria test comes back negative, what might be the culprit? In less than three minutes, this Quick Take summarizes a new report on children in Tanzania. Quick Takes are… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: University of Toronto’s Prabhat Jha

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • March 3rd, 2014

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Prabhat Jha, M.D., D.Phil., of the Center for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of… Read More…

Take the New Critical Care Challenge!

Posted by Karen Buckley • February 13th, 2014

A 77-year old man is undergoing mechanical ventilation following an emergency laparotomy, complicated by septic shock and then liver failure. The nurses note that our patient is bleeding slightly from his surgical site and from around both his arterial and central venous catheters. How should we assess and manage his bleeding? Participate in the poll and share your… Read More…

Take our new Case Challenge!

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • January 30th, 2014

In our latest Case Challenge, a 59-year-old-man was admitted because of fever, confusion, rash, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure.  He had been well until 3 days before admission, when flu-like symptoms developed while he was traveling.  The patient’s hematocrit and white-cell count were normal, the platelet count was decreased, and the percentage of band forms was… Read More…

Remember to take the Critical Care Challenge!

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • January 28th, 2014

Have you taken the latest Critical Care Challenge? There’s still time to vote and comment. To recap the newest development: our sedated and intubated patient’s condition stabilized for two days, after which his ALT suddenly rose to 3402, his AST to 5322, and his bilirubin to 3.8. How should his liver failure be treated? Submit… Read More…