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Your NEJM Group Today: Professional Spirit & COVID-19 / Elective Resection After Diverticulitis? / Psych. & Hem-Onc Opportunities

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Professional Spirit and the Pandemic: Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum discusses how health care workers have responded to...
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NDMA Found in Extended-Release Metformin

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Some extended-release forms of metformin contain unacceptably high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement from an...
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COVID-19: Positive Tests After Discharge / Surge in Hydroxychloroquine Rx / Cancer / Face Masks at Home

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
See some of the latest developments in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Positive results after discharge: Nearly 16% of 69 patients discharged from a Chinese...
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Adenotonsillectomy vs. Watchful Waiting in Young Children with Apnea

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
For preschool-aged children with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the decision to undergo surgery should take into account apnea severity and quality...
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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending May 30

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
This week, new data were reported on remdesivir for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Elsewhere, the CDC issued interim guidance on SARS-CoV-2 antibody...
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Residency Training: Virtual Residency Recruitment in the Time of COVID

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Graduate medical education across the U.S. is adopting video interviews for virtual residency recruitment. Chief resident Dr. Prarthna Bhardwaj takes a look at the implications...
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DCIS Tied to Higher Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer, Mortality

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) detected on screening are at elevated risk for subsequent invasive breast cancer and breast cancer-related mortality relative...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Tips on Telehealth & Human Connection / Guidelines on Eosinophilic Esophagitis / OB/GYN & Endocrinology Opportunities

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery: As telehealth becomes more mainstream, finding ways to add compassion and understanding...
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FDA Approves First-Line Drug for Severe Malaria

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Intravenous artesunate has been approved by the FDA to treat severe malaria in both adults and children. After treatment is complete, patients need to take...
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COVID-19: Asymptomatic Infection / Stay-at-Home Orders / Racial Differences / Remdesivir Treatment Duration

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
Check out some of the latest news on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Asymptomatic infection: Some 81% of 128 COVID-19 infections detected on a...
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USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Counseling to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Young People

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has determined that there is not enough evidence to make a recommendation for or against primary-care-based...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Safe to Go to Work? / Infection & Alzheimer's / Onc-Hem & Primary Care Opportunities

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: Should clinicians be advising people at heightened risk for...
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COVID-19: Guidance on Antibody Tests / N95 Sterilization / Loss of Smell & Taste / Prevalence in OB Patients

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
See some of the latest developments in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): CDC guidance on antibody testing: The CDC has issued interim guidance on testing...
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Your NEJM Group Today: STI Review / Type of Contraceptive & Acne / Hospital & Family Medicine

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Have a look at today's top picks from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Review: Sexually transmitted infections are increasing in frequency, and resistant...
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COVID-19: Vaccine Trial / Hydroxychloroquine

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Have a look at some of the latest developments on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vaccine trial: A phase I trial in China found CanSino's...
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Remdesivir Results Published

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Preliminary results regarding the use of remdesivir against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been updated and published in the New England Journal of Medicine...
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Paul Sax: A Major Advance in Non-COVID-19 ID Research You Might Have Missed

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
One thing about the COVID-19 pandemic — other important non-COVID ID news gets crowded out. As a prime example, take HPTN 083, a major...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Does Strictly Limiting Outdoor Activities Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19? A Call for Reason

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around
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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending May 23

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
This week, promising results were reported from a phase 1 trial of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in humans. Elsewhere, researchers looked at the...
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COVID-19: Subacute Thyroiditis / Pediatric Immune Thrombocytopenia / Vascular Angiogenesis / Delaying Control Measures

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:00
Here are some of the latest developments on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Subacute thyroiditis: Clinicians in Italy report the first known case of subacute...
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