Thursday, May 11, 2006

New England Journal of Medicine Audio Summary for May 11, 2006

From the NEJM:
This summary covers the issue of May 11, 2006. Featured are articles on inhaled corticosteroids and asthma in preschool children, inhaled corticosteroids in infants with wheezing, altered bone and mineral metabolism in patients receiving imatinib, the influence of donor C3 allotype on late renal-transplantation outcome, the regression of aortic aneurysms through pharmacologic therapy, claims, errors, and compensation in medical malpractice litigation and improving the quality of care through litigation against hospitals; a review article on lineage-specific hematopoietic growth factors; a case report of a woman with anemia and iron overload; a video in clinical medicine demonstrating arthrocentesis of the knee; and Perspective articles on lessons learned from Brazil about fighting HIV and on editorial independence.

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