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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Surgery
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.

Management of Acute Hip Fracture
01/01/70 - Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors? clinical recommendations. Stage. A 65-year-old…

A Slick and Stretchable Surgical Adhesive
01/01/70 - Although sutures and staples, which have been used by surgeons for decades, have saved and improved many lives, they have drawbacks. Suturing can be extremely time-consuming, and extending the procedure times increases the rate of complications and costs. Tying sutures in small spaces ? for…

Falciform Ligament Sign
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The Quiet Room
01/01/70 - At the end of an inconspicuous hallway and strategically placed far from the controlled chaos of the trauma room lies a dimly lit waiting area that we in the medical field call "the quiet room." It is a bland spot; a few soft chairs surround a table that holds a box of crisp institutional tissues.…

Restrictive or Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
01/01/70 - The avoidance of unnecessary blood transfusion is a high priority; therefore, determining safe thresholds for transfusion is imperative. Among the highest recipients of red-cell transfusion are patients undergoing cardiac surgery, with a substantial proportion of the total blood supply used by this…

Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement
01/01/70 - Clinically significant aortic-valve disease or mitral-valve disease affects 2.5% of the population in the United States, and valve replacement prolongs survival among patients with severe disease. Valve prostheses are either mechanical or biologic, and each type has associated risks and benefits.…

Compartment Syndrome
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Paving the Path toward Porcine Organs for Transplantation
01/01/70 - According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, more than 116,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ and only 23,092 organs from 10,871 donors were transplanted during the first 8 months of 2017. About 25% of patients on the waiting list die before receiving…

Liposuction for Swelling in Patients with Lymphedema
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Lymphedema is a progressive, noncurable condition that is caused by anomalous development of the lymphatic system or trauma to lymphatic vasculature. The disease most commonly affects the limbs because of injury to or removal of lymph nodes. Fluid accumulates in the interstitial…

Case 33-2017: 22-Month-Old Conjoined Twins
01/01/70 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Allan M. Goldstein: A pediatric surgeon at this hospital was contacted by a nonprofit organization to evaluate the possibility of surgical separation of conjoined twin girls. The twins were born by spontaneous vaginal delivery in East Africa. Because of the anticipated…

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