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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.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Hand Procedures
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Partial Oral versus Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment of Endocarditis
31/12/69 - Patients with infective endocarditis on the left side of the heart are typically treated with intravenously administered antibiotic agents for up to 6 weeks, according to guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. During the initial phase after admission,…

Percutaneous Repair or Medical Treatment for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
31/12/69 - In patients with secondary mitral regurgitation, previously referred to as functional mitral regurgitation, the mitral-valve leaflets and chordae are structurally normal, and mitral regurgitation results from alterations in left ventricular geometry and function. Severe secondary mitral…

Six-Month Outcomes after Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
31/12/69 - Restrictive strategies for red-cell transfusion (in which lower hemoglobin concentrations are used for transfusion) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery have been shown to result in the use of fewer units of allogeneic red cells than liberal strategies (in which higher hemoglobin concentrations…

Clinical Course and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
31/12/69 - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common monogenic cardiovascular disorder, is diverse in presentation and natural history, frequently misunderstood, and often underrecognized in clinical practice. A comprehensive clinical description of the disease was first made 55 years ago by the…

Case 25-2018: A 63-Year-Old Man with Syncope
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. William J. Hucker: A 63-year-old man was evaluated at this hospital because of syncope. Approximately 13 years before admission, the patient had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and was found to have multivessel coronary artery disease. He underwent coronary-artery bypass…

Labor Induction versus Expectant Management in Low-Risk Nulliparous Women
31/12/69 - Recommendations regarding the timing of delivery are founded on a balancing of maternal and perinatal risks. Delivery before 39 weeks 0 days of gestation without medical indication is associated with worse perinatal outcomes than delivery at full term. For women who are at 41 weeks of gestation or…

Anesthesia in a Patient with a Large Mediastinal Mass
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Large mediastinal masses increase the risks associated with general anesthesia. The most feared complication is airway collapse, which precludes ventilation despite intubation. There is limited understanding of the dynamic behavior of extrinsically compressed airways during…

Opioid Prescribing Limits for Acute Pain ? Striking the Right Balance
31/12/69 - U.S. legislators have recently unveiled numerous bills aimed at combating the opioid epidemic through prevention, harm-reduction, and treatment measures. One of them, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0, was a bipartisan proposal advancing several evidence-based strategies,…

Surgical Gatekeeping ? Modifiable Risk Factors and Ethical Decision Making
31/12/69 - Patients with modifiable risk factors for surgical complications ? factors such as obesity or smoking ? present challenges for surgeons in deciding whether to undertake an elective procedure. Preoperative mitigation of such risk factors improves the odds of successful surgical outcomes, but…

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