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Bryan Cwik
The recent announcement that researchers have successfully used the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene-editing technique to correct a mutation that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in human embryos is the latest reminder of the urgency of the social and..
November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
George Church
Under normal circumstances, if you combined sperm half of which carried a dominant disease allele with unaffected oocytes, only 50% of the resulting human embryos would be expected to have unaffected copies of the gene in question. Researchers Ma, Mitalipov, and colleagues recently reported that..
November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Lainie Rutkow, Jon S Vernick
Opioid-overdose deaths in the United States have steadily increased for the past 15 years, with more than 33,000 such deaths reported in 2015. The epidemic is unfolding on two fronts: use of prescription opioid pain relievers (OPRs) accounts for approximately half of opioid-overdose deaths, and..
November 15, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Peter T Masiakos, Cornelia Griggs
At the end of an inconspicuous hallway and strategically placed far from the controlled chaos of the trauma room lies a dimly lit waiting area that we in the medical field call "the quiet room." It is a bland spot; a few soft chairs surround a table that holds a box of crisp institutional tissues...
November 15, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Valerie A Lewis, Elliott S Fisher, Carrie H Colla
Despite aggressive targets set by Medicare for the spread of value-based payment arrangements and widespread agreement on the importance of delivery-system reform, progress toward lower spending growth and a transformed delivery system has been slow. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a..
November 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Arthur R Derse
Health care professionals generally have a respectful, sometimes even friendly, attitude toward law enforcement. We may feel we’re on the same team as the police when we’re treating victims of crime, and police may be called to protect us from people who seek to harm us in the hospital. Some health..
November 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Amira Roess
The use of mobile communication technologies to improve the health of individuals and populations — dubbed "mobile health," or "mHealth" — has grown dramatically since 2008, when the term mHealth became widely used. The excitement over the use of mHealth technology especially in low- and..
November 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Firdausi Qadri, Taufiqul Islam, John D Clemens
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November 1, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Christopher F Koller, Dhruv Khullar
Why doesn’t the United States invest more in primary care? A large body of evidence suggests that greater investment in primary care is good for patients and health systems. Greater use of primary care has been associated with lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and..
November 2, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Rose L Molina, Lydia E Pace
Recently, the media have devoted increasing attention to maternal mortality in the United States, as in a ProPublica and National Public Radio article describing the devastating death of a nurse shortly after her first child was born. These reports have heightened public awareness of grim realities..
November 2, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Lisa Rosenbaum
Albert Lasker, considered the "father of modern advertising," transformed product marketing from an endeavor based on the simple presentation of facts to one finely tuned to consumer psychology, particularly as it pertained to women. At a time when discussion of menstruation was taboo, for example,..
November 1, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Chris Beyrer, Anton Pozniak
There are now an estimated 19.5 million people worldwide living with HIV and receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). That’s approximately half of all people thought to be living with the virus in 2017 — an extraordinary achievement in global health and human solidarity. The United Nations agencies,..
October 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Eden R Cardozo, Warren J Huber, Ashley R Stuckey, Ruben J Alvero
Connecticut and Rhode Island recently became the first U.S. states to pass legislation requiring insurance coverage of fertility-preservation services for patients about to undergo a medical treatment — surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy — that may have deleterious effects on the gonads. Although..
October 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
James A Morone
In April 1946, President Harry Truman introduced a single-payer health plan and met the same reaction that would greet Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his colleagues when they proposed "Medicare for All" in September 2017. "It is believed by competent Congressional observers to have little chance..
October 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Roy C Ziegelstein, Charles G Prober, Lloyd B Minor, George Q Daley, Paul B Rothman, Edward M Hundert
In 2016, the average cost of attending medical school (including tuition and fees) in the United States was $253,720 for in-state graduates and $313,897 for out-of-state graduates. Nearly three in four graduates had educational debt, and the median educational debt was $190,000. Average debt..
October 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Henry J Aaron
According to a June 2017 poll, Americans agree by a 60-to-39 margin that the federal government bears a responsibility to ensure health care for all Americans; 33% said that they favored a "single-payer" health system, 12% more than in 2014. The prevailing belief that the government should actively..
October 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Debra F Weinstein, Fidencio Saldana
Teaching institutions and graduate medical education (GME) program directors must do some soul searching this recruitment season. Discontinuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — announced in September and due to take effect next March — threatens the ability of..
November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Lindsey R Baden, Eric J Rubin, Stephen Morrissey, Jeremy J Farrar, Jeffrey M Drazen
On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization declared the third Public Health Emergency of International Concern in response to the emerging Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Approximately 20 months later, on March 29, 2016, this emergency was declared over, although many..
October 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
S Claiborne Johnston, Christopher P Austin, Freda Lewis-Hall
Today, randomized trials around the world are performed in ways that are extremely inefficient, uncoordinated, and without consistent standards for ensuring and assessing quality. The lack of a consensus process or set of standards slows the pace of development of new medical therapies...
October 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
Steven Lemery, Patricia Keegan, Richard Pazdur
Disease indications for drugs have conventionally been defined by pathologic processes, signs or symptoms, or histologic findings in affected organs. Oncology has defined subtypes of organ-specific cancers on the basis of tumor markers; in many instances, markers are used to select patients who may..
October 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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