NEJM This Week — Audio Summaries

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Weekly Audio Summary RSS feed. NEJM (http://www.nejm.org) 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.


  • Severe Covid-19

    May 20 2020

    A 50-year-old, previously healthy man presents to the ED with 2 days of worsening dyspnea. He had fever, cough, and fatigue during the week before presentation. He appears acutely ill. The body temperature is 39.5°C, heart rate 110 beats per minute, respiratory rate 24 breaths per minute, and blood pressure 130/60 mm Hg. The oxygen saturation is 87% while the patient is breathing ambient air. The white-cell count is 7300 per microliter with lymphopenia. Chest X-ray shows patchy bilateral opaciti...more

  • NEJM This Week — May 21, 2020

    May 20 2020

    Featuring articles on thrombectomy with or without alteplase for stroke, rivaroxaban in peripheral artery disease, a Covid-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility, Covid-19 in critically ill patients in Seattle, allocating scarce medical resources for Covid-19, and a memorable article; a review article on sexually transmitted infections; a case report of a woman with recurrent melanoma and pulmonary nodules; and Perspective articles on developing Covid-19 vaccines at pandemic speed, on the tou...more

  • NEJM This Week — May 14, 2020

    May 13 2020

    Featuring articles on vericiguat in patients with heart failure, anti-PD-L1 and anti-VEGF in hepatocellular carcinoma, Lactin-V to prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis, rivaroxaban or enoxaparin in nonmajor orthopedic surgery, and dopaminergic precursor cells for Parkinson’s disease; a review article on transient ischemic attack; a case report of a man with hyponatremia and involuntary movements of the arm and face; and Perspective articles on facing Covid-19 in Italy, on the state of canna...more

  • NEJM This Week — May 7, 2020

    May 06 2020

    Featuring articles on oral lopinavir-ritonavir for severe Covid-19, ruxolitinib for acute graft-vs.-host disease, emapalumab in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, infections with resterilized cardiac implanted devices, and mitochondrial replacement in infertility; a review article on Ebola; a Clinical Problem-Solving describing hiding in the water; and Perspective articles on importing prescription drugs from Canada, on implementing the Cures Act, and on fear and the front line.

  • Mild or Moderate Covid-19

    May 06 2020

    Full-text recordings of Clinical Practice articles can be found at NEJM.org. A 73-year-old man with hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease calls to report that he has had a fever and a dry cough for the past 2 days. He notes that his shortness of breath has worsened. His medications include losartan and inhaled glucocorticoids. He lives alone. How should he be evaluated? If he has Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, then how should he be treated?

  • NEJM This Week — April 30, 2020

    Apr 29 2020

    Featuring articles on a deep-learning system to identify papilledema, anticoagulation with or without clopidogrel after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation, clinical characteristics of Covid-19 in China, medical conditions in persons with mental disorders, and self-contained neuromusculoskeletal arm prostheses; a review article on the ingestion of caustic substances; a case report of a man with joint pain and eye redness; and Perspective articles on Covid-19.

  • NEJM This Week — April 23, 2020

    Apr 22 2020

    Featuring articles on deaths due to e-cigarette– or vaping-associated lung injury, apixaban for venous thromboembolism in cancer, the management of coronary disease in patients with advanced kidney disease, health-status outcomes in the ISCHEMIA-CKD trial, ten weeks to crush the curve, renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors in patients with Covid-19, and teasing the immune system to repair the heart; a review article on the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy; a case report of a ...more

  • NEJM This Week — April 16, 2020

    Apr 15 2020

    Featuring articles on a non–D2-receptor-binding drug for schizophrenia, inclisiran in patients with elevated LDL cholesterol, inclisiran for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, and reconsidering prostate cancer mortality; a review article on cochlear implantation in adults; a case report of a man with fever, cough, and dyspnea; and Perspective articles on a strategy for improving U.S. health care delivery, on evidence from pragmatic trials during routine care, on the importance of compre...more