Two New NEJM Quick Takes – Watch them Now!

Posted by • 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 smokers quit. Would this less expensive treatment work elsewhere in the world? View the Quick Take on smoking cessation.  For more information, read the full article, and the Insights post on this topic.

A new Quick Take video summary gives an overview of the recently published results of the MR CLEAN trial, which found that for patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by a proximal occlusion of the anterior circulation, intra-arterial therapy administered within six hours of symptom onset can improve functional outcomes. Watch the video summary now. For more information, read the full article and accompanying editorial. And to discuss the results with the authors and experts in the field, participate in the live discussion on the new NEJM Group Open Forum.

You may also wish to peruse previous Quick Takes you may have missed.

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