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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Pulmonary\Critical Care
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Pulmonary\Critical Care. 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.

Case 2-2017: An 18-Year-Old Woman with Acute Liver Failure
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Carolyn A. Boscia (Medicine and Pediatrics): An 18-year-old woman was seen in the emergency department of this hospital 11 weeks after the birth of her first child because of acute liver failure. The patient had been well until 1 week before this presentation, when…

Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Young Adults
01/01/70 - Epidemiologic studies involving adults have shown that acute kidney injury is associated with increased mortality, prolonged mechanical ventilation, and prolonged length of stay in intensive care units (ICUs). A multinational, prospective study involving 1802 adults initiated the use of Kidney…

A View from the Edge ? Creating a Culture of Caring
01/01/70 - In 2008, an occult adenoma in my liver ruptured, and I effectively bled to death in my own hospital. I lost my entire blood volume into my abdomen, triggering what?s known in trauma as the Triad of Death ? a kind of suicidal spiral of the blood in which it becomes too acidic and too cold to clot. I…

Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children ? An Ominous Legacy
01/01/70 - Children are generally healthy. As we age, however, the chance of having ailments that affect our overall health increases. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that only 1.3% of children younger than 6 years of age and 2.8% of those 6 to 18 years of age have…

Fish Oil?Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring
01/01/70 - The incidence of asthma and wheezing disorders has more than doubled in westernized countries in recent decades. These conditions often originate in early childhood and currently affect one in five young children. Concomitantly, the increased use of vegetable oils in cooking and of grain in the…

Breathing Easier with Fish Oil ? A New Approach to Preventing Asthma?
01/01/70 - Asthma and lower respiratory infections are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in pediatric populations. Thus, having low-cost, effective, safe options for prevention could have important implications for both clinical practice and public health. In this issue of the Journal, Bisgaard and et…

Fish Oil Supplementation in Pregnancy
01/01/70 - Ms. Franklin is worried about symptoms of asthma in her unborn child; therefore treatment with n?3 LCPUFAs is a potential therapeutic option. The n?3 LCPUFAs ? mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ? are the active components of fish oils. These n?3 LCPUFAs are…

All in a Day?s Work ? Equity vs. Equality at a Public ICU in Brazil
01/01/70 - "Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and most inhumane." ? Martin Luther King, Jr. We begin another day at 7:00 a.m. and once again we need to decide who will get an intensive care unit (ICU) bed after an elective surgical procedure. A 55-year-old grandmother…

Osimertinib or Platinum?Pemetrexed in EGFR T790M?Positive Lung Cancer
01/01/70 - Among patients with advanced non?small-cell lung cancer with a mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are the standard first-line therapy. Despite high tumor response rates with first-line EGFR-TKIs, disease progresses in a majority of patients after…

Publication of Secondary Analyses from Randomized Trials in Critical Care
01/01/70 - To the Editor: The recent proposal by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requiring authors to make deidentified individual-patient data publicly available within months of publication of a clinical trial has generated much debate. The debate has focused on opportunity…

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