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Survival Guide for ABIM Recertification Exam Day

With your exam day approaching, you probably have questions about what to expect on that day. Even if you’ve been through this before, it’s been awhile. We hope this preview, along with some tips, will alleviate any anxiety about the unknown and help get you ready to be [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2020-09-21T16:16:46-04:00February 4th, 2020|Internal Medicine|7 Comments

How Do You Approach a Patient with Suspected Bacterial Meningitis?

In NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review, we have a number of questions about managing patients with suspected bacterial meningitis, and these tend to generate comments from our learners. How do you balance the need to give antibiotics rapidly with the time needed to obtain required diagnostic studies? [...]

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2018-07-26T09:00:05-04:00July 26th, 2018|Internal Medicine, NEJM Knowledge+|7 Comments

Are Internal Medicine Board Questions Relevant to Medical Practice?

On June 13, 2017, a study to determine the relevance of internal medicine board questions was published by JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, entitled “Comparison of Content on the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination With Conditions Seen in Practice [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2017-07-13T09:00:28-04:00July 13th, 2017|Internal Medicine|3 Comments

Should Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Take Aspirin to Prevent Stroke and Coronary Events?

What is the role of aspirin in primary prevention — preventing the first cardiovascular event in our patients? This has been an area of changing recommendations leading to considerable uncertainty among practitioners. Aspirin is an effective antiplatelet agent that acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) which leads to reduced [...]

By Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc|2017-06-22T09:00:11-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Learning, NEJM Knowledge+|19 Comments