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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Emergency Medicine. 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.

Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
31/12/69 - The overuse of antibiotic agents is a public health problem associated with increased health care costs and antibiotic resistance. Overuse of antibiotics is common in infections of the lower respiratory tract, where bacterial and viral infections manifest similarly. Procalcitonin is a peptide with…

Cryptococcus neoformans Meningoencephalitis
31/12/69 - A 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of fever, headache, drowsiness, and photophobia. He was previously healthy and was sexually active with men. The physical examination was notable for a temperature of 38.3°C and neck stiffness. Computed tomography of the…

Testing Epinephrine for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
31/12/69 - The administration of epinephrine has been part of the resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest since the 1960s. The rationale for the use of epinephrine includes evidence from studies in animals and from clinical trials in humans that increasing vasomotor tone during circulatory collapse and…

A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
31/12/69 - In attempting to reduce the rate of death and disability associated with cardiac arrest worldwide, emergency medical workers have few effective treatments other than early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and prompt defibrillation. For more than 50 years, treatment strategies have…

Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
31/12/69 - The tropical cyclone Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, on September 20, 2017. It compounded the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma 2 weeks earlier, damaging roads and interrupting the water supply, electricity, telecommunications networks, and access…

Case 21-2018: A 61-Year-Old Man with Grandiosity, Impulsivity, and Decreased Sleep
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Samuel J. Boas (Psychiatry): A 61-year-old man was brought to the emergency department of this hospital by his family because of concerns about grandiosity, impulsivity, decreased sleep, and increased alcohol use. The patient had a history of alcohol-use disorder; he had…

Will You Forgive Me for Saving You?
31/12/69 - I remember the day I first met you. It was a quiet Sunday, early in the morning. I heard a commotion out by the check-in desk, and your mom?s scream: "My baby?s not breathing!" The first time I saw you was in your mom?s arms. Heartbreakingly, you weren?t snuggled like a baby should be, or even…

Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation of the Subclavian Vein
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A Sickening Tale
31/12/69 - In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors? commentary follows. A 44-year-old man presented to the…

Firearm Injuries and Violence Prevention ? The Potential Power of a Surgeon General?s Report
31/12/69 - In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The full extent…

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