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The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Surgery. 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 13-2018: A 53-Year-Old Man with Cardiomyopathy and Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Timothy W. Churchill: A 53-year-old man was admitted to this hospital because of shock and recurrent ventricular tachycardia after defibrillator placement for nonischemic cardiomyopathy. The patient had been in his usual state of health until 4 weeks before this admission,…

A Randomized Trial of Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration
01/01/70 - Venous disease is the most common cause of leg ulceration, and compression therapy improves venous ulcer healing. Superficial venous reflux (varicose veins) is usually present in patients with venous leg ulcers. Endovenous interventions (ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy and thermal and…

Case 11-2018: A 48-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Samir Zaidi (Medicine): A 48-year-old woman with a history of venous thromboembolism was seen in the pulmonary clinic of this hospital because of cough and decreased exercise tolerance. Fifteen months before this presentation, at another hospital, the patient received a…

Two-Year Outcomes with a Magnetically Levitated Cardiac Pump in Heart Failure
01/01/70 - Left ventricular assist systems are increasingly used in patients with advanced heart failure, and concerns about device durability due to pump thrombosis have emerged. An intrathoracic, fully magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump that was designed to prevent pump thrombosis has been…

A New Left Ventricular Assist Device ? Better, but Still Not Ideal
01/01/70 - The development of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), specifically the HeartMate II and the HeartWare HVAD, was a major advance in the treatment of advanced heart failure. However, complications of continuous-flow LVADs, some of which are thought to be a consequence of their…

Embolization of Struts from an Inferior Vena Cava Filter
01/01/70 - A 28-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with pain in the right flank. Her medical history was notable for nephrolithiasis as well as for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolus that had occurred 10 years earlier and for which she had received an inferior vena cava filter that…

Bouveret?s Syndrome
01/01/70 - A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of nausea and vomiting. During the previous month, she had had intermittent episodes of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. Abdominal examination revealed a distended abdomen with decreased bowel sounds and mild…

4-Year Follow-up in a Child with a Total Autologous Tracheal Replacement
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Management of tracheal stenosis in a child is complex, and patients with severe tracheal stenosis often require tracheal replacement. There is no ideal method to reproduce the biomechanical properties or mucosal function of the trachea. Here, we report the findings from a 4-year…

Groin Hernia Surgery in Low-Resource Settings ? A Problem Still Unsolved
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Groin hernia affects more than 200 million people worldwide. The need for surgery is not being met in low- and middle-income countries, where most of these patients live. Groin hernia mesh repair is not available to most patients in these countries because of its high cost. In an…

Appendiceal Pinworms
01/01/70 - A 45-year-old man with a 1-day history of abdominal pain and loss of appetite presented to the emergency department. He did not have a fever. Physical examination revealed tenderness in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Rebound was present; Blumberg?s sign was negative. Laboratory results…

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