In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medic...
One of Obamacare’s major architects, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, has just co-authored (with bioethicist Ronit Y. Stahl) a major attack on medical conscience in the New England Journal of Medicine. His position is that physicians must abandon...Show More Summary
EL PASO, Texas -- In a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial published last week, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., provides expert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions. Show More Summary
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) In a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial published last week, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., provides expert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions. Show More Summary
Here’s what’s come in on Scott Gottlieb’s nomination as FDA Commissioner since my post last week. From the New England Journal of Medicine: a scathing commentary observes that “Gottlieb’s background places the agency, and the public, in a difficult position.” Two reasons: (1) “His previous experience in academic medicine, applied science, and government service is […]
(NEJM Group) The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) will host the 'Aligning Incentives for Sharing Clinical Trial Data' summit and live web event on April 3-4, 2017 in Boston, MA. The goal of the summit is to initiate an open and...Show More Summary
There was good news and bad news Friday for people at very high risk of heart attack or stroke. The good news: A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found the people taking a newer kind...
Three women suffering from a degenerative eye condition were blinded—likely permanently—in a clinical trial for stem cell therapy, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The women, who wereShow More Summary
(Oregon Health & Science University) Today the New England Journal of Medicine published results from a nearly 11-year follow-up study, that showed an estimated overall survival rate of 83.3 percent. According to the National Cancer Institute, prior to Gleevec's 2001 FDA approval, fewer than one in three CML patients survived five years past diagnosis.
This appeared at a New England Journal Of Medicine sub-site.Why Real-World Results Are So Challenging for Digital HealthArticle · February 8, 2017 Joseph C. Kvedar, MD & Alexander L. Fogel, MBA Partners HealthCare Stanford University...Show More Summary
Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks -- only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine, those rates are showing small but measurable improvement. Show More Summary
Researchers are solving the issue of chronic underreporting of medical device adverse events. In the New England Journal of Medicine last month, they described their use of DELTA (Data Extraction and Longitudinal Analysis), a statistics software...Show More Summary
Social risk factors including income, education and ethnic background influence health outcomes and should be taken into account in Medicare payment models, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective released today, "Social Risk Factors and Equity in Medicare Payment."
"Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges," a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article released today, examines whether the financial struggles of some major insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reflect a policy failure that should be addressed via repeal or reform, or a mismatch of these firms' capabilities and strategies to a newly created market.
Tapeworms are generally loathsome and creepy parasites, and it turns out their removal can be pretty unsavory as well. A medical report recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine notes that doctors in India rid a man of a roughly 6-foot long tapeworm by pulling it through his mouth. Show More Summary
Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of Zika.
In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher addresses the need for - and the barriers preventing - electronic reporting of patients' symptoms between vis...
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Ethan Basch, M.D., M.Sc., addressed the need for -- and the barriers preventing -- electronic reporting of patients' symptoms between visits.
President Barack Obama is on a roll when it comes to publishing journal articles. A day after his epic 56-page article on criminal justice reform for Harvard Law Review dropped, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published...Show More Summary
In an opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Obama sought to dispel the notion that Republicans could fulfill their campaign promises to gut the Affordable Care Act immediately without risking devastating consequences for consumers. Show More Summary