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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Emergency Medicine
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.

Walking Away from Conveyor-Belt Medicine
31/12/69 - The phone rings in our emergency department. It?s a call from a community hospital, which is sending us a 70-year-old patient in need of an urgent procedure. His aortic endoprosthesis, inserted a few years back, appears to be out of place. His aortic aneurysm, which had been stable, is much larger…

Deaths in Colorado Attributed to Kratom
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an herbal drug identified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an opioid for which there is "no evidence of safety or effectiveness for any medical use." The drug is derived from a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia whose leaves have been…

Understanding Links among Opioid Use, Overdose, and Suicide
31/12/69 - In the United States, deaths due to suicide and unintentional overdose pose a major, and growing, public health concern. The combined number of deaths among Americans from suicide and unintentional overdose increased from 41,364 in 2000 to 110,749 in 2017 and has exceeded the number of deaths from…

Emergency Departments ? A 24/7/365 Option for Combating the Opioid Crisis
31/12/69 - Emergency departments (EDs) administer lifesaving interventions all day every day and all night every night. In addition to rapidly resuscitating and stabilizing patients with acute illness and injury, emergency physicians are charged with identifying the appropriate level and type of care within…

Lead Toxicity from a Retained Bullet
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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…

The Major Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States
31/12/69 - In 2016, children and adolescents (1 to 19 years of age) represented a quarter of the total estimated U.S. population; reflecting relatively good health, they accounted for less than 2% of all U.S. deaths. By 2016, death among children and adolescents had become a rare event. Declines in deaths…

The Problem for Children in America
31/12/69 - Children in America are dying or being killed at rates that are shameful. The sad fact is that a child or adolescent in the United States is 57% more likely to die by the age of 19 years than those in other wealthy nations. In 2016, there were more than 20,000 deaths of Americans 1 to 19 years of…

A Borderline Case
31/12/69 - I remember the words well from my internal medicine residency: the surgeons called us fleas ? "the last thing to leave a dying dog" ? because of our stubborn refusal to give up on seemingly hopeless patients. Perhaps that doggedness is the reason I continued to care for Mr. J. the single most…

Mapping Symptoms to Brain Networks with the Human Connectome
31/12/69 - The study of focal brain lesions has traditionally been used to map neurologic symptoms to specific regions; however, many neurologic and psychiatric symptoms correspond more closely to networks of connected regions. A new resource termed the human connectome, derived from functional neuroimaging…

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