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

Swallowing a Spy ? The Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring
31/12/69 - I recently cared for a middle-aged woman, Ms. G. who presented with an acute coronary syndrome. Some years ago, she?d had a cardiac arrest and was found to have extensive coronary artery disease, for which she underwent urgent multivessel coronary-artery bypass surgery. Though we often assume that…

The Public and the Opioid-Abuse Epidemic
31/12/69 - Over the past year, the U.S. opioid-abuse epidemic has gained enormous visibility. President Donald Trump has identified it as a "public health emergency," and a national commission and a commission of state governors have issued recommendations for action. This concern stems from the fact that in…

Emergency Legal Authority and the Opioid Crisis
31/12/69 - Opioid-overdose deaths in the United States have steadily increased for the past 15 years, with more than 33,000 such deaths reported in 2015. The epidemic is unfolding on two fronts: use of prescription opioid pain relievers (OPRs) accounts for approximately half of opioid-overdose deaths, and…

Ventriculoperitoneal-Shunt Placement for Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus
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President Trump?s Mental Health ? Is It Morally Permissible for Psychiatrists to Comment?
31/12/69 - Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist who was recently elected governor of Virginia, distinguished himself during the gubernatorial race by calling President Donald Trump a "narcissistic maniac." Northam drew criticism for using medical diagnostic terminology to denounce a political figure, though…

Psychiatrists Diagnosing the President ? Moral Imperative or Ethical Violation?
31/12/69 - To the Editor: The premise of the Perspective article by Pouncey is that moral and civic responsibilities justify the mental health professionals who, along with editor Bandy Lee, authored The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and any others who might be impelled, in violation of psychiatry?s…

Drug Companies? Liability for the Opioid Epidemic
31/12/69 - The opioid epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives in the United States since 2000 and could claim another half million over the next decade. Although heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl account for an increasing proportion of opioid-involved overdoses, the majority of persons with…

Coupling Policymaking with Evaluation ? The Case of the Opioid Crisis
31/12/69 - The gravity of the opioid epidemic in the United States barely needs introduction. The numbers speak for themselves: in 2015, more than 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ? similar to the 35,000 and 36,000 deaths attributable…

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…

Case 37-2017: A 36-Year-Old Man with Unintentional Opioid Overdose
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Alister M. Martin (Emergency Medicine): A 36-year-old man with opioid-use disorder was seen in the emergency department of this hospital during the winter because of opioid overdose. Approximately 4 years before this evaluation, the patient had undergone an unspecified…

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