Posts Tagged ‘Quick Take’

Prednisolone or Pentoxifylline for Alcoholic Hepatitis

Posted by • April 22nd, 2015

Intern year, they say, is about learning to distinguish “sick” from “not sick.” As the intern on-call overnight, you call the Emergency Department physician for pass off on Mr. Jones; when you hear “46-year-old man with heavy alcohol use disorder presenting with new jaundice and mild confusion,” it takes you only a split second to recognize… Read More…

Improved Air Quality and Lung Development in Children

Posted by • March 4th, 2015

In 1905, the Public Health Congress convened in London, where Dr. Henry Antoine des Voeux presented a paper entitled “Fog and Smoke.”  In it, he described the characteristic black smoky fog – or “smog” – that enveloped London and many of the world’s other urban centers.  Credited with coining this new term, Dr. des Voeux… Read More…

View the New Quick Take on Teen Contraception

Posted by • October 6th, 2014

Your 17-year-old patient tells you she’s terrified of becoming pregnant. How can you help her? Each year more than 700,000 teens in the United States become pregnant. If we could eliminate some of the barriers to teens having access to contraception, would the pregnancy rates fall? The latest NEJM Quick Take, a brief animation narrated by… Read More…

Have You Seen the Latest NEJM Quick Take?

Posted by • 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…

New NEJM Quick Take: Nut Consumption and Mortality

Posted by • 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 summarize… Read More…

Nuts and all-cause mortality

Posted by • November 20th, 2013

Can a handful of cashews a day make you live longer? It might sound nutty, but an epidemiological study published in this week’s issue of NEJM suggests that regularly eating nuts is associated with a lower rate of death. The idea that nuts – a nutrient-dense food, full of unsaturated fatty acids, fiber and vitamins and minerals… Read More…

Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery for Twins

Posted by • October 2nd, 2013

Twin births today are different than when I arrived as half of a pair.  Arriving as Twin A, I made a vaginal entrance head first as did my womb mate/brother, Twin B.  Such an arrival was not unexpected because duo debuts are a natural event occurring every generation in my family, but my parents weren’t… Read More…

New NEJM Quick Take on Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by • September 5th, 2013

A patient who is a former smoker is enrolled in a low-dose CT lung cancer screening program. A lung nodule is seen on her initial scan. What are the chances that this is a lung cancer? Watch the latest NEJM Quick Take, which gives an animated overview of a new report in which the authors used… Read More…