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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Weekly Audio Summary RSS feed. NEJM (http://www.nejm.org) 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.
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Featuring articles on an antisense oligonucleotide for SOD1 ALS, the treatment of familial ALS with a viral vector, angiogenesis and Covid-19, a multifactorial strategy to prevent serious fall injuries, and nemolizumab for atopic dermatitis; a review article on cervical spondylosis; a case report of a homeless man with Covid-19; and Perspective articles on social prescribing; on ensuring choice for people with kidney failure; on disease control, civil liberties, and mass testing; and on coronavirus and the Navajo Nation. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 383, No. 2.
Featuring articles on antibiotics for pneumonia in children, triple therapy for COPD, Apgar score and neonatal mortality in preterm infants, and rhythmic protein expression and the beta cell; a review article on bipolar disorder; a Clinical Problem-Solving on cryptic cachexia; and Perspective articles on four decades of HIV/AIDS; on age, complexity, and crisis; on the cost, price, and debt of medical education; and on blame. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 383, No. 1.
Featuring articles on allopurinol and kidney function in type 1 diabetes, the effects of allopurinol on progression of chronic kidney disease, the effect on patient safety of eliminating extended resident physician shifts, higher-dose hydroxyurea for sickle cell anemia, and black patients and white patients with Covid-19; a review article on salicylate toxicity; a case report of a girl with severe psychological distress after family separation; and Perspective articles on physician burnout; on kinder, gentler dementia-friendly Alzheimer’s care; and on how medical education is missing the bull’s-eye. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 382, No. 26.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
Severe Covid-19

Severe Covid-19

2020-05-2025:143

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.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
We discuss the latest in medical research and ideas.
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.
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