Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

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…

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…