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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Neurology\Neurosurgery
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Neurology\Neurosurgery. NEJM ( 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.

Zika Virus Infection and Associated Neurologic Disorders in Brazil
01/01/70 - To the Editor: The first cases of a new illness involving fever and rash that was deemed to have been caused by Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in Brazil were reported in 2014, and the presence of the virus was confirmed in April 2015. In October 2015, an unusual increase in the number of cases of…

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic ? Opportunities in the Postmarketing Setting
01/01/70 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently developed a multipart action plan in response to the opioid epidemic. As part of that initiative, it invited recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine about a regulatory framework that might allow public health considerations to be…

Autochthonous Japanese Encephalitis with Yellow Fever Coinfection in Africa
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Japanese encephalitis virus and yellow fever virus are mosquito-borne flaviviruses that circulate in disjunct geographic areas with different mosquito vectors. Japanese encephalitis is endemic to most of Asia and the Western Pacific, whereas yellow fever occurs in tropical areas of…

Acute Spinal Cord Compression
01/01/70 - Acute compression of the spinal cord is a devastating but treatable disorder. Diseases that cause acute spinal cord compression constitute a special category because they originate in the spinal column and narrow the spinal canal. This review addresses the disorders that account for most instances…

Two-Year Outcome after Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke
01/01/70 - We reported previously the 90-day outcomes of a trial (Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands [MR CLEAN]) in which standard treatment was compared with endovascular treatment, administered within 6 hours after the onset of acute…

Case 9-2017: A 27-Year-Old Woman with Nausea, Vomiting, Confusion, and Hyponatremia
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Meaghan E. Colling (Medicine): A 27-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital because of nausea, vomiting, confusion, and hyponatremia. The patient had been well until 1 week before admission, when she had nausea and nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. She did not seek…

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica
01/01/70 - Sciatica is characterized by radiating posterior or posterolateral leg pain, which is sometimes accompanied by back pain, sensory loss, weakness, or reflex abnormalities. Few clinical guidelines for the treatment of sciatica exist, and evidence regarding effective medical treatments is limited.…

Management of Sciatica
01/01/70 - Mr. Winston?s case represents a common scenario in the management of symptomatic lumbar disk herniation. In this particular case, the patient?s symptoms and the physical examination are consistent with nerve-root compression and inflammation directly from an L4?L5 herniated disk on his left side.…

Is Pregabalin Ineffective in Acute or Chronic Sciatica?
01/01/70 - Sciatica with or without low back pain is not easily managed, and few treatments have established efficacy for these conditions. Although the antiepileptic drug pregabalin has been recommended for the treatment of neuropathic pain (i.e. the broad category of pain associated with a lesion or disease…

Case 8-2017: A 39-Year-Old Zimbabwean Man with a Severe Headache
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. A. Tariro Makadzange: A 39-year-old man was admitted to a large, urban tertiary-care hospital in Zimbabwe (where a physician affiliated with this hospital works) because of a severe headache. The patient had been in his usual health until approximately 1 month before…

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