Posts Tagged ‘Physicians-In-Training’

Cervical-Cancer Screening with HPV and Cytology

Posted by • December 13th, 2013

For women 30 years of age or older, HPV and cytologic cotesting every 5 years is now an accepted alternative to cytologic testing alone every 3 years, since the risk of cervical cancer is very low in the years after a negative HPV test.  The latest Clinical Practice review, on this topic, comes from Drs…. Read More…

Fever and Lymphadenopathy

Posted by • December 13th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 30-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of fever, chills, and lymphadenopathy that developed 6 months after he returned from a trip to India. Imaging revealed diffuse lymphadenopathy in the neck and chest and splenomegaly. Diagnostic tests were performed. Localized lymphadenopathy is common, and… Read More…

Malaise and Chest and Abdominal Pain

Posted by • November 29th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 41-year-old woman with a history of HIV infection was admitted to the hospital because of malaise and chest and abdominal pain. Initial laboratory evaluation was notable for elevated hepatic aminotransferase levels. Diagnostic procedures were performed. Hepatic injury with significant elevations in transaminases has been reported… Read More…

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Posted by • November 29th, 2013

Mechanical ventilation may cause injury to the ventilated lung. This Critical Care Medicine article reviews the probable causes of such injury and ways to prevent it. There has been a renewed focus on the worsening injury that mechanical ventilation can cause in previously damaged lungs and the damage it can initiate in normal lungs. This damage… Read More…

NEW! — Interactive Medical Cases

Posted by • September 11th, 2009

This week we are pleased to launch on NEJM.org an innovative new series, Interactive Medical Cases. Based on our popular Clinical Problem-Solving articles, the interactive cases allow you to virtually manage an actual patient’s case, from presentation to outcome. Test your clinical knowledge in the first case, “The Writing on the Wall.” A 52-year-old man with diabetes… Read More…