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Want to hear the latest in medical research, reviews, and perspectives from the NEJM? Our summaries are available weekly.

NEJM This Week — Audio Summaries The New England Journal of Medicine

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Want to hear the latest in medical research, reviews, and perspectives from the NEJM? Our summaries are available weekly.

    NEJM This Week — May 28, 2020

    NEJM This Week — May 28, 2020

    Featuring articles on presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 in a nursing facility, olaparib for metastatic prostate cancer, PTEN defects from WWP1 activation, liraglutide for adolescents with obesity, and label testing for over-the-counter naloxone sales; a review article on acute-on-chronic liver failure; a case report of a man with Covid-19 and acute kidney injury; and Perspective articles on harnessing our humanity, on sharing health data and biospecimens with industry, on flattening the curve for incarcerated populations, and on blood ties.

    • 27 min
    Severe Covid-19

    Severe Covid-19

    A 50-year-old, previously healthy man presents to the ED with 2 days of worsening dyspnea. He had fever, cough, and fatigue during the week before presentation. He appears acutely ill. The body temperature is 39.5°C, heart rate 110 beats per minute, respiratory rate 24 breaths per minute, and blood pressure 130/60 mm Hg. The oxygen saturation is 87% while the patient is breathing ambient air. The white-cell count is 7300 per microliter with lymphopenia. Chest X-ray shows patchy bilateral opacities in the lung parenchyma. An RT–PCR assay detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a nasopharyngeal swab. How would you evaluate and manage this case? Full-text recordings of Clinical Practice articles can be found at NEJM.org.

    • 25 min
    NEJM This Week — May 21, 2020

    NEJM This Week — May 21, 2020

    Featuring articles on thrombectomy with or without alteplase for stroke, rivaroxaban in peripheral artery disease, a Covid-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility, Covid-19 in critically ill patients in Seattle, allocating scarce medical resources for Covid-19, and a memorable article; a review article on sexually transmitted infections; a case report of a woman with recurrent melanoma and pulmonary nodules; and Perspective articles on developing Covid-19 vaccines at pandemic speed, on the toughest triage, on leadership for the social climate, and on when they call us and we go.

    • 29 min
    NEJM This Week — May 14, 2020

    NEJM This Week — May 14, 2020

    Featuring articles on vericiguat in patients with heart failure, anti-PD-L1 and anti-VEGF in hepatocellular carcinoma, Lactin-V to prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis, rivaroxaban or enoxaparin in nonmajor orthopedic surgery, and dopaminergic precursor cells for Parkinson’s disease; a review article on transient ischemic attack; a case report of a man with hyponatremia and involuntary movements of the arm and face; and Perspective articles on facing Covid-19 in Italy, on the state of cannabis research legislation in 2020, on Medicare Part D and insulin affordability, and on the day a physician’s gut feeling led her astray.

    • 28 min
    Mild or Moderate Covid-19

    Mild or Moderate Covid-19

    A 73-year-old man with hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease calls to report that he has had a fever and a dry cough for the past 2 days. He notes that his shortness of breath has worsened. His medications include losartan and inhaled glucocorticoids. He lives alone. How should he be evaluated? If he has Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, then how should he be treated? Full-text recordings of Clinical Practice articles can be found at NEJM.org.

    • 27 min
    NEJM This Week — May 7, 2020

    NEJM This Week — May 7, 2020

    Featuring articles on oral lopinavir-ritonavir for severe Covid-19, ruxolitinib for acute graft-vs.-host disease, emapalumab in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, infections with resterilized cardiac implanted devices, and mitochondrial replacement in infertility; a review article on Ebola; a Clinical Problem-Solving describing hiding in the water; and Perspective articles on importing prescription drugs from Canada, on implementing the Cures Act, and on fear and the front line.

    • 29 min

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