Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

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…

Global Health Author Q&A: Harvard School of Public Health’s Jennifer Leaning

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • December 19th, 2013

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 Jennifer Leaning, M.D., of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Leaning is a co-author of… Read More…

Watch Perspective Roundtable: Resident Duty-Hour Regulations

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 16th, 2013

Over the past decade, substantial changes in policy regarding residents’ duty hours and supervision have generated ongoing debate. What impact have the regulations had on patient safety and on residents’ education and well-being? What should duty-hours policy look like in the future? And how might additional research better inform policy? In a Perspective Roundtable moderated… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case, Now with MOC Points!

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 13th, 2013

A 41-year-old man presents with excruciating abdominal pain that was sudden in onset, originated in his right lower quadrant, and radiated to his right groin and flank. The latest Interactive Medical Case, An Unusual Case of Abdominal Pain, is now available for you to test your therapeutic and diagnostic skills. In addition, you may now… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 11th, 2013

In this month’s Critical Care Challenge, 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? Vote and comment now on NEJM.org and find the results and answer on December 26… Read More…

Apply for the NEJM Resident Program

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 5th, 2013

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… Read More…

New NEJM Quick Take: Nut Consumption and Mortality

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 22nd, 2013

Will eating nuts help you live longer? The most recent NEJM Quick Take looks at a new epidemiologic study that found an association between nut consumption and reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, in two large cohorts of health professionals. NEJM Quick Takes are brief animations that… Read More…

Should young athletes undergo cardiac screening before participating in sports?

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 19th, 2013

The director of a high school athletic program is considering implementation of a requirement that all student athletes undergo cardiac screening by a physician before participating in any school sponsored athletic team. Several teachers at the high school have been advocating for a mandatory screening program after seeing a television news report that featured a… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge!

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 13th, 2013

A 77-year-old man is undergoing mechanical ventilation after severe sepsis and circulatory shock. After fluid resuscitation, pulmonary-artery pressure is 11 mm Hg. Echocardiography shows normal ventricular function. What strategy is indicated for mechanical ventilation? On November 28th, we will publish the fourth article in our Critical Care review series, Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury.  In advance of… Read More…

Talking with Patients about Other Clinicians’ Errors

Posted by Karen Buckley • October 31st, 2013

You are a young neurologist practicing in a small hospital. You admit a 55-year-old woman with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus who had an embolic stroke at home. On reviewing the patient’s medical record, you notice that she appears to have been in atrial fibrillation during two electrocardiographic (ECG) tests during visits to the… Read More…