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General Medicine Year in Review 2013

Letter to Readers |
December 31, 2013

General Medicine Year in Review 2013

  1. Allan S. Brett, MD

The most important medical topics of 2013, as chosen by the editors of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine

  1. Allan S. Brett, MD

Each year, the editors of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine choose the year's most important thematic areas in clinical research. We try to strike a balance among relevance to primary care, recognition of landmark studies, and acknowledgment of media publicity and public awareness. Some of our stories emerge from one important study, and others come from several studies on a single topic. The order of these stories is not intended to reflect their relative importance. We remain devoted to providing clinicians with the information they need to give their patients the best care, and, as part of NEJM Group, we now are poised to do so better than ever.

Our Year in Review Topics for 2013:

New Cholesterol Guidelines Spur Debate

New Data on Early Treatment of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

Restrictive Transfusion Strategy Lowers Mortality in Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Questions About Risks and Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

Lung Cancer Screening with Computed Tomography — Now Recommended

Renal Artery Stenting Receives the Death Knell

Proning? Yes. Gastric-Residual Monitoring? No.

Ongoing Battles with ICU Infections

Five-Day Prednisone Therapy Should Be the Norm for Treating COPD Exacerbations

Dual Blockade of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Doesn't Benefit Anyone

Mediterranean Diet Tested in a Randomized Trial

Electronic Cigarettes: Increasingly Used, Still Unregulated, Poorly Understood

Increasing Evidence That the Human Microbiome Plays a Major Role in Health

  • Disclosures for Allan S. Brett, MD at time of publication Nothing to disclose

Reader Comments (6)

Mahbub Razu Fellow-In-Training, Internal Medicine

Exciting!

biswajit chakraborty Physician, Internal Medicine, United hospital limited,dhaka,bangladesh.

Consise reviews of well chosen, clinically imprortant articles; very useful.
Thankyou .

SHAHID SHAMIM Physician, Hospital Medicine

Thank you and happy new year!

MATILDE SANCHEZ-CONDE Physician, Infectious Disease

Thank you and happy new year!

GREGORY GABLIANI Physician, Cardiology

Consise reviews of well chosen, clinically imprortant articles; very useful.
Thankyou and happy new year.
Gregory Gabliani MD; FACC;FACP

weiss, joseph J Physician, Rheumatology, office

ranking useful

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