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

Trial of Contralateral Seventh Cervical Nerve Transfer for Spastic Arm Paralysis
31/12/69 - Spastic limb paralysis due to injury to a cerebral hemisphere from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or cerebral palsy is a cause of long-term disability. It is estimated that 30 to 60% of stroke survivors are unable to use their paralyzed hand. The spastic arm posture impairs activities of daily…

Management of Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma
31/12/69 - Potential benefits of completion lymph-node dissection in patients with metastases in their sentinel lymph node include more personalized prognostic information ? and therefore more precise staging that, in turn, will influence decisions regarding adjuvant systemic therapy ? and better regional…

Rewiring to Regain Function in Patients with Spastic Hemiplegia
31/12/69 - Spastic hemiplegia results from several relatively common disorders, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and cerebral palsy. Frequently, upper-limb function is impaired. In this issue of the Journal, Zheng et al. report a new approach to the treatment of this condition: the use of a…

Pathophysiology of Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease and Therapeutic Targets
31/12/69 - Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) can inflict debilitating tissue injury and puts patients at high risk for death from infections. For several decades, little progress was made in the treatment of chronic GVHD, with no drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating…

The Quiet Room
31/12/69 - At the end of an inconspicuous hallway and strategically placed far from the controlled chaos of the trauma room lies a dimly lit waiting area that we in the medical field call "the quiet room." It is a bland spot; a few soft chairs surround a table that holds a box of crisp institutional tissues.…

Endoscopic Treatment versus Shunting for Infant Hydrocephalus in Uganda
31/12/69 - The health burden of hydrocephalus in infants is substantial in sub-Saharan Africa, where it affects approximately 180,000 infants per year. Hydrocephalus in this region is most commonly postinfectious, occurring after neonatal ventriculitis. In resource-limited settings, there are economic,…

Caterpillar Sign in Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
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Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections
31/12/69 - Necrotizing fasciitis is a surgical diagnosis characterized by friability of the superficial fascia, dishwater-gray exudate, and a notable absence of pus. This and other necrotizing soft-tissue infections have multiple causes, risk factors, anatomical locations, and pathogenic mechanisms, but all…

Clinical Firsts ? Christiaan Barnard?s Heart Transplantations
31/12/69 - Clinical firsts often trigger sensational media reporting, both celebratory and critical. Such moments highlight the promissory nature of medicine and surgery, the boldness of physicians and patients who dare to go first, the assessment of risks and benefits, and the decision to transition a…

Ecthyma Gangrenosum
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