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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.

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…

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,…

Placing a Lumbar Epidural Catheter
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Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens with Compartment Syndrome
01/01/70 - An 81-year-old man with hypertension presented to the emergency department with pain and swelling of the left thigh and lower leg that had developed during the previous several hours. He had no history of recent surgery or trauma and no known personal or family history of clotting disorders. The…

Branchial-Cleft Sinus Manifesting as Recurrent Neck Abscess
01/01/70 - A 24-year-old man presented to the otolaryngology clinic with a 2-day history of swelling on the left side of his neck and fever. He had twice had a similar neck abscess, 2 years and 6 years previously, that had been treated with antibiotic agents and incisional drainage. Clinical examination…

Hemorrhagic Shock
01/01/70 - Hemorrhagic shock is a form of hypovolemic shock in which severe blood loss leads to inadequate oxygen delivery at the cellular level. If hemorrhage continues unchecked, death quickly follows. The causes of hemorrhage resulting in shock vary widely and include trauma, maternal hemorrhage,…

Monitoring Neuromuscular Function
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Management of Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma
01/01/70 - Ms. Evans is a 52-year-old woman who is sitting in your office awaiting your assessment of her recent diagnosis of melanoma. She had initially presented to her primary care physician 6 weeks earlier with an irregular lesion on her right arm. After a punch biopsy, a superficial spreading melanoma…

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