Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

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…

New Clinical Decisions: Thromboprophylaxis after Knee Arthroscopy

Posted by • February 13th, 2017

In this week’s Clinical Decision, a 60-year-old woman comes to your office to discuss her upcoming arthroscopic knee surgery. She recently received a diagnosis of a right lateral meniscus tear and is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic meniscectomy. She has heard that knee surgery increases the risk of blood clots, and she wants to know whether… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: Making the Connection

Posted by • January 30th, 2017

In the case, “Making the Connection,” a 41-year-old man with hyperlipidemia and a history of morbid obesity since childhood was referred to a surgeon for a weight-management consultation and consideration of bariatric surgery. The patient had tried dieting on his own and had also tried several commercial weight-loss programs with little long-term success. Can you accurately assess… Read More…

New Quick Take: Mass Intoxication with Synthetic Cannabinoids

Posted by • January 24th, 2017

This week’s Quick Take video describes how medical professionals and law enforcement agents identified the cause of a July 2016 drug-induced intoxication and subsequent hospitalization of an unusually high number of people in Brooklyn. Emergency room workers knew only that the patients had been exposed to some type of “herbal incense” before beginning to exhibit… Read More…

Take the Case Challenge: A Man with Acute Liver Injury

Posted by • November 14th, 2016

A 50-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of increased levels of aminotransferases, hyperbilirubinemia, anemia, and acute kidney injury. What is the most likely diagnosis? Read the case description then vote and comment on what you think the diagnosis is. Review the answers in the full text of the case to be published in the… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: “Dissecting a Case of Abdominal Pain”

Posted by • October 31st, 2016

A 43-year-old man with no notable medical history presented to the emergency department within 1 hour after the abrupt onset of abdominal pain. The patient stated that he had been dressing for work when severe, “crampy” abdominal pain occurred in the left upper quadrant. On a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no… Read More…

NEJM Hosts SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge

Posted by • October 24th, 2016

Clinical trials are paramount to the advancement of medical knowledge and directly impact patients’ lives. Sharing pivotal data from these trials across the medical profession in a fundamentally transparent way allows for the further advancement of science and maximization of clinical trial participants’ contributions. In order to demonstrate the potential benefits of clinical trial data sharing,… Read More…

Continuing the Discussion on Data Sharing

Posted by • August 16th, 2016

The recent publication of four Perspective articles on data sharing prompted vigorous discussion on Twitter and on NEJM.org. The Journal is committed to data sharing in the setting of clinical trials, and we are supportive of an open discussion around this critical issue. We will continue to create opportunities for this dialogue. Nice theme-3 perspectives on importance/progress… Read More…

Announcing NEJM Resident 360

Posted by • June 21st, 2016

No one said residency would be easy. But it doesn’t have to be quite so hard. NEJM Resident 360, a new website and discussion platform from NEJM Group, gives residents the information, resources, and support they need to approach each rotation with confidence. Rotation Prep helps residents solidify their foundational medical knowledge with materials that have… Read More…