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

Evaluation and Management of Lower-Extremity Ulcers
01/01/70 - Lower-extremity ulcers are very common, with an estimated prevalence of 1 to 2% among U.S. adults, and they have a major effect on public health. Lower-extremity ulcers are divided into two groups ? leg ulcers and foot ulcers ? because of differences in causes, pathogenesis, and treatment. Even…

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
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Decompression Sickness
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The View from Puerto Rico ? Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath
01/01/70 - Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20 and caused unprecedented damage affecting the island?s 3.4 million inhabitants (see Figure 1). Though no one in Puerto Rico was spared at least some impact, the poor and vulnerable were disproportionately affected. Loss of communication and…

Electrolyte Disturbances in Patients with Chronic Alcohol-Use Disorder
01/01/70 - Electrolyte disturbances are common occurrences in patients with chronic alcohol-use disorder, and the quantity and duration of a given patient?s alcohol consumption generally determine the clinical significance of these disturbances. Electrolyte abnormalities tend to be most severe in patients in…

Acute Esophageal Necrosis
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Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
01/01/70 - Myocardial infarction is caused by a mismatch of oxygen and substrate supply and demand in the myocardium that leads to ischemia and ultimately to cell death. Therefore, for more than a century, supplemental oxygen has been used routinely in the treatment of patients with suspected acute myocardial…

Indications for and Adverse Effects of Red-Cell Transfusion
01/01/70 - Approximately 11 million units of red cells are transfused annually in the United States, making red-cell transfusion one of the most common medical interventions. Red cells are typically administered as a concentrate, called packed red cells, with a preservative solution (hematocrit, 60%) that…

Effects of Anacetrapib in Patients with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
01/01/70 - Evidence from large-scale, randomized trials has shown that each reduction of 40 mg per deciliter (1 mmol per liter) in the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of coronary events (including coronary death, myocardial infarction, and revascularization procedures) and…

Is Oxygen Therapy Beneficial in Acute Myocardial Infarction? Simple Question, Complicated Mechanism, Simple Answer
01/01/70 - Joseph Priestley first reported his discovery of oxygen in 1775 through observations of a candle burning in "dephlogisticated air." He remarked that the candle burned with great "strength and vivacity" and speculated that this oxygen-enriched air could be used as a medicine; he also expressed…

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