Posts in the ‘What’s New’ Category

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…

New Interactive Medical Case- Now with ABIM MOC Points!

Posted by Karen Buckley • October 17th, 2013

A 67-year-old man presented to the ED with chest pain after treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease 10 days earlier. He reported severe heaviness in his chest and had diaphoresis and dyspnea at rest. The latest Interactive Medical Case, A Curious Case of Chest Pain, is now available.  In addition to testing your therapeutic and diagnostic… Read More…

New Article in Becoming a Physician Series

Posted by Karen Buckley • October 10th, 2013

Just as most experts agree that the treatment of obesity should begin while patients are young and lifestyles and behaviors are easier to change, Jamie Colbert and Sushrut Jangi believe that medicine should invest in robust educational programs that will enable young physicians to recognize, treat, and research obesity while they are still in the… Read More…

New Clinical Decisions: Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Karen Buckley • October 3rd, 2013

Which drug is best for a patient who needs to get her glycated hemoglobin level down to 7.0%? Review the arguments, choose a treatment option, and share your comments in our latest Clinical Decisions. Agnes is a 51-year-old widow with hypertension who has not been able to gain complete control over her type 2 diabetes… Read More…