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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Neurology\Neurosurgery
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Neurology\Neurosurgery. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Zika Virus Infection and Associated Neurologic Disorders in Brazil
31/12/69 - To the Editor: The first cases of a new illness involving fever and rash that was deemed to have been caused by Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in Brazil were reported in 2014, and the presence of the virus was confirmed in April 2015. In October 2015, an unusual increase in the number of cases of…

Case 9-2017: A 27-Year-Old Woman with Nausea, Vomiting, Confusion, and Hyponatremia
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Meaghan E. Colling (Medicine): A 27-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital because of nausea, vomiting, confusion, and hyponatremia. The patient had been well until 1 week before admission, when she had nausea and nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. She did not seek…

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica
31/12/69 - Sciatica is characterized by radiating posterior or posterolateral leg pain, which is sometimes accompanied by back pain, sensory loss, weakness, or reflex abnormalities. Few clinical guidelines for the treatment of sciatica exist, and evidence regarding effective medical treatments is limited.…

Management of Sciatica
31/12/69 - Mr. Winston?s case represents a common scenario in the management of symptomatic lumbar disk herniation. In this particular case, the patient?s symptoms and the physical examination are consistent with nerve-root compression and inflammation directly from an L4?L5 herniated disk on his left side.…

Is Pregabalin Ineffective in Acute or Chronic Sciatica?
31/12/69 - Sciatica with or without low back pain is not easily managed, and few treatments have established efficacy for these conditions. Although the antiepileptic drug pregabalin has been recommended for the treatment of neuropathic pain (i.e. the broad category of pain associated with a lesion or disease…

Case 8-2017: A 39-Year-Old Zimbabwean Man with a Severe Headache
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. A. Tariro Makadzange: A 39-year-old man was admitted to a large, urban tertiary-care hospital in Zimbabwe (where a physician affiliated with this hospital works) because of a severe headache. The patient had been in his usual health until approximately 1 month before…

Clarifying Stem-Cell Therapy?s Benefits and Risks
31/12/69 - The current excitement over the potential for stem-cell therapy to improve patient outcomes or even cure diseases is understandable. We at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) share this excitement. However, to ensure that this emerging field fulfills its promise to patients, we must first…

Short-Course Radiation plus Temozolomide in Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma
31/12/69 - Glioblastoma is a fatal illness that is associated with a median survival of less than 2 years. Population studies of glioblastoma have shown that survival declines with increasing age, and the incidence of glioblastoma is increasing, especially among the elderly. Older patients have been…

Case 7-2017: A 73-Year-Old Man with Confusion and Recurrent Epistaxis
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Jeffrey L. Greenwald: A 73-year-old man with multiple chronic medical illnesses was admitted to this hospital because of confusion and irritability. Two days before this admission, increasing weakness, lethargy, chills, and diarrhea developed. The patient became less…

Anesthesia and Developing Brains ? Implications of the FDA Warning
31/12/69 - For more than 15 years, the potential for lasting neurotoxic effects of agents used to induce general anesthesia and sedation when administered to young children ? and indirectly through pregnant women to fetuses with developing brains ? has been a subject of concern and considerable research…

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