NEJM Journal Watch Specialties and Topics

NEJM Journal Watch Specialties and Topics

NEJM Journal Watch is a clinician’s first source for the latest research and guidelines that affect patient care. Our practicing physician-editors survey the most important medical journals in 12 specialty areas to place the key findings into succinct perspective. These timely, authoritative, and independent summaries — gleaned from surveillance of more than 250 medical journals — are presented with a clinical perspective and expert commentary.



Clinically relevant perspectives on the most important research and guidelines in cardiovascular medicine from experts in the field.

Emergency Medicine

Keep on top of the latest research relevant to emergency physicians with summaries and commentary by leading experts in the field.


Your concise source for expert insight into the best and most recent research on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

General Medicine

We survey 75 general and specialty medical journals to help you focus on the most important research and guidelines for IM generalists, family practitioners, specialists, and allied health professionals.


Stay informed on the changing landscape of HIV care with research summaries, meeting reports, brief case discussions, and alerts by practicing AIDS experts.

Hospital Medicine

The latest literature and guidelines relevant to the practice of Hospital Medicine, brought together from across Journal Watch. Our physician-editors select the most important material for you and offer you the hospitalist's bottom line when you need it.

Infectious Diseases

Perspectives on the latest clinically relevant research, guideline updates, and new drug and vaccine approvals from practicing, academic infectious disease physicians.


The most important original research and review articles, selected, summarized and commented on by leading experts on the subjects.

Oncology and Hematology

Brief, authoritative reviews of latest research relevant to clinical oncology and hematology.

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

The latest information on all aspects of the medical care of children and adolescents. Our physician-editors summarize and comment on the most important published studies as well as new and revised guidelines, major FDA announcements, and other clinical information that pediatricians need.


The latest key findings on the diagnosis and management of mental illness placed in brief, clinical context by top psychiatric researchers.

Women's Health

From gynecology and obstetrics, to cardiology and endocrinology, to psychiatry and infectious diseases, we keep you current on the most important developments in the treatment of the female patient. Our clinician-authors give you brief perspectives on the most important clinical research, the latest guidelines, and the core challenges in the field.


Aging / Geriatrics

Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease, arthritis, dementia …

Allergy / Asthma

Food and skin allergies, anaphylaxis, rhinitis, corticosteroids …

Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, pain management …

Breast Cancer

Mammogram, chemotherapy, mastectomy, BRCA …

Depression / Anxiety

Anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychotherapy, antidepressants …


Glucose, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, insulin, metformin …

GERD / Peptic Ulcers

Esophagitis, acid reflux, proton pump inhibitors, H. pylori …


Pap smear, fibroids, edometriosis, colposcopy …


Cirrhosis, interferon, ribavrin, vaccines …


Blood pressure, atherosclerosis, secondary hypertension, antihypertensives …

Lipid Management

HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, statins, metabolic syndrome …

Nutrition / Obesity

Weight loss, diet and exercise, bariatric surgery …

Osteoporosis/Bone Disease

Osteoporosis, back pain, biphosphonates, osteonecrosis, hip surgery …

Pediatric Infections

Otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia, antibiotics …

Pregnancy / Infertility

Preeclampsia, breast-feeding, C-section, in vitro fertilization …

Respiratory Infections

Influenza, pneumonia, bronchitis, antibiotics …


Herpes, syphilis, Chlamydia, HPV, gonorrhea …


Ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, TIA, tPA …

Substance Abuse

Alcoholism, addiction, opioids, psychotherapy …