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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.

Meconium Ileus in a Neonate with Cystic Fibrosis
01/01/70 - In a full-term newborn girl, abdominal distention with emesis and failure to pass meconium developed at 12 hours of age. A diagnosis of cystic fibrosis had been made during pregnancy, when genetic analysis of amniocentesis fluid showed the fetus to be heterozygous for known disease-causing…

Ulnar-Artery Mycotic Aneurysm
01/01/70 - A 27-year-old man presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant and a pulsatile, painful lesion on the right hand. He reported a 6-week history of fevers, decreased appetite, and night sweats and a weight loss of 12 kg. The painful lesion on the palm had…

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…

Out of the Straitjacket
01/01/70 - I see him, maybe not so clearly. He is in isolation, in a straitjacket. He?s just been committed, given a shot of haloperidol after he resisted going to the locked ward. He kicked, screamed, yelled, threatened?and now he cries. In the middle of elective inpatient electroconvulsive therapy for…

Swell Findings in Hydrogels
01/01/70 - Targeted surgery requires spatial and temporal selectivity, which is an elusive goal; the realization of this goal may be aided by materials that undergo conformational changes in response to remote stimuli. A recent study by Cangialosi et al. is notable in this regard; it shows that a hydrogel…

Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
01/01/70 - Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (collectively known as venous thromboembolism) are well-recognized complications after total hip or total knee arthroplasty. The perioperative administration of anticoagulant prophylaxis has proved to reduce the rates of death and complications associated…

Influenza Season and ARDS after Cardiac Surgery
01/01/70 - To the Editor: A number of concurrent risk factors are associated with development of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). One such risk factor might be asymptomatic respiratory viral infection ? for example, influenza ? which could prime the lungs for ARDS in patients with another overt…

Hybrid Strategy to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism after Joint Arthroplasty
01/01/70 - Total hip and total knee replacement procedures offer the potential to relieve pain and disability, but both surgeries expose patients to a substantial risk of venous thromboembolism. Most experts agree that postoperative pharmacologic prophylaxis is warranted, but different clinical practice…

Placing a Lumbar Epidural Catheter
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Two Pelvic Masses
01/01/70 - A 42-year-old woman presented to the primary care clinic with a 3-year history of lower abdominal bloating. She had undergone cesarean sections 6 and 9 years earlier. Abdominal palpation revealed nontender masses in the right and left iliac fossae. Abdominal radiographs showed hyperdense,…

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