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NEJM This Week – Audio Summaries

NEJM This Week – Audio Summaries

New medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

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NEJM This Week — January 13, 2022

We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
January 12, 2022

Rapid Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 by P.K. Drain

A 38-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes has a telemedicine visit after learning that a person with whom she had close contact at an indoor wedding 3 days earlier has tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The woman reports that she is asymptomatic and received a second vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 approximately 9 months ago but has not received a booster vaccination. She attended the wedding with her husband, who has also received two vaccinations, and her two unvaccinated children, who are 5 and 8 years of age. Her husband had mild nasal congestion and a cough the evening before her appointment. She had previously purchased rapid diagnostic tests that received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for home-based SARS-CoV-2 testing and wonders whether using these tests would be appropriate. What would you advise? Full-text recordings of Clinical Practice articles may be found at NEJM.org.
January 12, 2022

NEJM This Week — January 6, 2022

Featuring articles on eltrombopag in severe aplastic anemia, nivolumab plus LAG-3 blockade in melanoma, the BNT162b2 vaccine against Covid-19 in 5-to-11-year-olds, azithromycin for yaws eradication, and abortion outcomes with unrestricted mifepristone; a review article on snake envenomation; a Clinical Problem-Solving on being confused about confusion; and Perspective articles on the patchwork U.S. public health system, on obstacles to physicians’ emotional health, and on the doctor’s oldest tool. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 386, No. 1.
January 5, 2022

NEJM This Week — December 30, 2021

Featuring articles on chlorthalidone for hypertension in advanced chronic kidney disease, ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in stroke or transient ischemic attack, dolutegravir in children with HIV-1 infection, angiography after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; a review article on the determination of brain death; a case report of a boy with transient weakness, facial droop, and slurred speech; and Perspective articles on whether we should include race or ethnicity at the beginning of clinical case presentations, on calling out aversive racism in academic medicine, on closing the gender pay gap in medicine, and on trust, faith, and Covid. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 385, No. 27.
December 29, 2021

NEJM This Week — December 23, 2021

Featuring articles on the effects of a Covid-19 vaccine booster, spesolimab for generalized pustular psoriasis, decentralized molecular testing for tuberculosis, and consultative medicine; a review article on immune and genome engineering as the future of transplantable tissue; a case report of a woman with respiratory failure and altered mental status; and Perspective articles on clinical care and Amazon, on Covid-19 vaccination in American Indians and Alaska Natives, on tobacco-free nicotine, and on a divisive ruling on devices. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 385, No. 26.
December 22, 2021

NEJM This Week — December 16, 2021

Featuring articles on daprodustat in patients undergoing dialysis and in those not undergoing dialysis, chemotherapy in node-positive breast cancer, a phase 3 trial of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, vaccine effectiveness among U.S. health care personnel, and a hot and tactile Nobel Prize; a review article on pulmonary arterial hypertension; a case report of a woman with abdominal pain, weight loss, and memory impairment; and Perspective articles on a failure to disseminate transformative science, on E66.01 and our culture of shame, and on Ms. Omega One. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 385, No. 25.
December 15, 2021

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