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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.

Falciform Ligament Sign
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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.…

Restrictive or Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
31/12/69 - The avoidance of unnecessary blood transfusion is a high priority; therefore, determining safe thresholds for transfusion is imperative. Among the highest recipients of red-cell transfusion are patients undergoing cardiac surgery, with a substantial proportion of the total blood supply used by this…

Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement
31/12/69 - Clinically significant aortic-valve disease or mitral-valve disease affects 2.5% of the population in the United States, and valve replacement prolongs survival among patients with severe disease. Valve prostheses are either mechanical or biologic, and each type has associated risks and benefits.…

Compartment Syndrome
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Paving the Path toward Porcine Organs for Transplantation
31/12/69 - According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, more than 116,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ and only 23,092 organs from 10,871 donors were transplanted during the first 8 months of 2017. About 25% of patients on the waiting list die before receiving…

Liposuction for Swelling in Patients with Lymphedema
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Lymphedema is a progressive, noncurable condition that is caused by anomalous development of the lymphatic system or trauma to lymphatic vasculature. The disease most commonly affects the limbs because of injury to or removal of lymph nodes. Fluid accumulates in the interstitial…

Case 33-2017: 22-Month-Old Conjoined Twins
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Allan M. Goldstein: A pediatric surgeon at this hospital was contacted by a nonprofit organization to evaluate the possibility of surgical separation of conjoined twin girls. The twins were born by spontaneous vaginal delivery in East Africa. Because of the anticipated…

Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children
31/12/69 - Children and adolescents with drug-resistant epilepsy are at increased risk for poor long-term intellectual and psychosocial outcomes, along with a poor health-related quality of life. In this form of recalcitrant epilepsy, appropriate surgical management is often undertaken with the goal of…

Histopathological Findings in Brain Tissue Obtained during Epilepsy Surgery
31/12/69 - In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized epilepsy as a serious public health concern. Approximately 50 million people worldwide currently have epilepsy, and more than 30% of patients with epilepsy have inadequate seizure control with drug therapy. Epilepsy surgery is appropriate for…

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