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Take the Critical Care Challenge

• May 15th, 2014

After transfer to a surgical floor following a long ICU stay for septic shock and complications, our patient, a frail 77-year-old man, is found on the floor, unable to speak, and with decreased movement on the right side. CT reveals acute subdural hematoma, hemorrhagic contusion, and displacement of midline intracranial structures. What is the most… Read More…


New Clinical Decisions: The Guidelines Battle on Starting Statins

• April 24th, 2014

Stephen, a 52-year-old white jogger with a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 25, wants you to assess his cardiovascular risks. He had scheduled his visit after taking his father to another physician to discuss his father’s blindness, which is related to type 2… Read More…


A Million Thanks on Facebook

• April 21st, 2014

Recently our Facebook page hit a million likes. We’re grateful that so many of you invite us into your down time. Check out this message from the NEJM Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, to mark this milestone. And if you haven’t yet, we invite you to like our page to receive Image Challenges, new research, and… Read More…


Take the Critical Care Challenge

• April 18th, 2014

In this month’s Critical Care Challenge, our  77-year-old patient is on mechanical ventilation in the ICU after an emergency colon resection, complicated by septic shock and acute liver failure. Since it appears his stay in the ICU will be prolonged, what measures would you take to optimize his long-term recovery? Participate in the poll and share… Read More…


Test Yourself! Interactive Medical Case Now Available

• April 15th, 2014

A 65-year-old woman presented to an urgent care clinic with a 1-week history of fatigue, dyspnea on exertion, and daily fevers of up to 38.9°C. She reported no chills but did have night sweats. She had difficulty breathing, especially when climbing stairs and when attempting to sleep while lying supine. She had no cough, sore… Read More…


Take the Case Challenge

• 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 NEJM.org…. Read More…


Global Health Author Q&A: Anne Mills of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• 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?

• 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 brief… Read More…


Global Health Author Q&A: University of Toronto's Prabhat Jha

• 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 Toronto… Read More…


Take our new Case Challenge!

• 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…