Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

Putting on and Removing PPE

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 25th, 2015

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is used when there is a risk of exposure to infectious material, to protect the skin and mucous membranes from exposure to pathogens. A new Video in Clinical Medicine demonstrates putting on and removing PPE. This important information is now available on the Ebola Outbreak page, or browse all 59 Videos in… Read More…

Take the Fluids and Electrolytes Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 23rd, 2015

A 53-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and a mood disorder presented with irritability and pressured speech. Lab data include: blood pressure 130/85 mm Hg, plasma sodium 155 mmol/L, potassium 4.5 mmol/L, blood urea nitrogen 67 mg/dL, creatinine 1.99 mg/dL, glucose 90 mg/dL, and plasma osmolality 339 mOsm/L. What is the best strategy to… Read More…

New Topics on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 19th, 2015

There’s a lot to talk about on the NEJM Group Open Forum. Read the discussion, like, share and comment to become a part of these active and engaging conversations. Reviving Research to Prevent Gun Violence: If you were given a research grant to investigate some aspect of firearm violence, how would you direct those resources? How… Read More…

Watch the Latest NEJM Quick Takes

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 18th, 2015

There may be important new progress in the treatment of Crohn’s Disease. Watch the 1-minute Quick Take video summary of the phase 2 trial of Mongersen, an oligonucleotide that interferes with a signaling pathway involved in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease. Also, read the full article and editorial. Watch other recent video summaries, including: CABG vs… Read More…

New Conversations on the NEJM Group Open Forum

Posted by Jennifer Zeis • February 26th, 2015

Now on the NEJM Group Open Forum, NEJM authors and experts are discussing: What had historically been their approach to the introduction of peanut in their infant patients with severe eczema, egg allergy, or both, even before the publication of the LEAP trial of peanut allergy. Their thoughts on the opportunities for precision medicine in preventative… Read More…

New Series: International Health Care Systems

Posted by Karen Buckley • January 5th, 2015

A new series of Perspective articles on the health care systems of selected countries around the world begins with Sweden. The Public–Private Pendulum in Sweden The Swedish health care system is largely the product of past Social Democratic governments, which emphasized equity and reliance on the public sector. But since 1990, more centrist governments have turned to… Read More…

Two New NEJM Quick Takes – Watch them Now!

Posted by Karen Buckley • December 22nd, 2014

The latest Quick Take animation, narrated by Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Drazen, summarizes a new study that explores the efficacy of a not-so-new but largely unknown over-the-counter medication for smoking cessation. In the randomized trial of smokers who called New Zealand’s national Quitline, cytisine (a partial nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist) was superior to nicotine-replacement therapy in helping… Read More…

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, and… 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 illness…. 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…