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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.

Case 1-2019: A 34-Year-Old Veteran with Multiple Somatic Symptoms
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Timothy J. Petersen: A 34-year-old man was evaluated at this hospital because of headaches, cognitive changes, mood symptoms, flashbacks, chest pain, arm tingling, and gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient had served as a special operations combat medic in the U.S. Army…

The Grace of Denial
31/12/69 - I sat listening to the case presentation about a woman who waited far too long to seek care for advanced breast cancer. By the time she presented for medical evaluation, her right breast was twice the size of her left and hung like a misshapen butternut squash hidden under her blouse. The physical…

Treating Disease at the RNA Level with Oligonucleotides
31/12/69 - Diseases as different as spinal muscular atrophy and hyperlipidemias can now be treated with drugs that act on RNA. A new class of drugs ? oligonucleotides ? takes advantage of Watson and Crick?s base-pairing rules to target disease-related RNAs. With information from the sequencing of the human…

Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness
31/12/69 - Delirium is the most common manifestation of acute brain dysfunction during critical illness, affecting 50 to 75% of patients who receive mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with delirium have higher mortality, longer periods of mechanical ventilation and hospital…

Dopamine Antagonists in ICU Delirium
31/12/69 - Perhaps the most vexing problem in a patient in an intensive care unit (ICU) is an unexpected change in mental status. Historically, "acute encephalopathy" was the term used to encompass such alterations, but "delirium" is now used to describe this state. The Oxford English Dictionary defines…

Harder to Treat Than Leukemia ? Opioid Use Disorder in Survivors of Cancer
31/12/69 - Ms. M. was a 24-year-old with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast phase who received an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant from an unrelated donor. She developed acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the gastrointestinal tract that evolved into overlap syndrome with severe chronic GVHD of…

Jaw Clonus and Limb Fasciculations
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Global, Regional, and Country-Specific Lifetime Risks of Stroke, 1990 and 2016
31/12/69 - Stroke accounts for almost 5% of all disability-adjusted life-years and 10% of all deaths worldwide, with the bulk of this burden (>75% of deaths from stroke and >80% of disability-adjusted life-years) occurring in low-income and middle-income countries. According to several surveys, the global…

Structural Differential ? A 32-Year-Old Man with Persistent Wrist Pain
31/12/69 - . Mr. H. was a 32-year-old Mexican man working as a raker of wild blueberries for his eighth August harvest. Maine?s blueberry season is 4 weeks long, and farmworkers rake as much as 12 hours each day. Before coming to Maine, Mr. H. had picked highbush blueberries in New Jersey and worked in the…

Neurodevelopment in Infants Exposed to Zika Virus In Utero
31/12/69 - To the Editor: During the Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic in Rio de Janeiro from September 2015 through June 2016, a prospective cohort study involving symptomatic pregnant women who had ZIKV infection confirmed by reverse-transcriptase?polymerase-chain-reaction assay was established. The study was…

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