NEJM Journal Watch - Year In Review 2020
New England Journal Watch brings you this Year in Review 2020
NEJM Journal Watch physician-editors provide expert analysis of the 12 most important medical developments of 2020 to keep you clinically prepared and confident in your practice during these unprecedented times.
Inside Year in Review 2020, coverage includes:
- Care of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19
- Rhythm or Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation:
- Another Chapter in an Ongoing Story
- Antibiotic Treatment vs. Appendectomy for Appendicitis
- SGLT-2 Inhibitors for Patients with Heart Failure
- And more!
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NEJM Notable Articles of 2020
New England Journal of Medicine's Notable Articles of 2020
As 2020 comes to a close and we look back at the most notable NEJM articles, three Covid-19 trials are striking. The first, published online at the end of January, reported on transmission dynamics in Wuhan and demonstrated, even at the very earliest time points, human-to-human transmission. Another, the RECOVERY trial, reported on dexamethasone in hospitalized patients with Covid-19. From RECOVERY, we learned that there is a clear benefit to treatment with dexamethasone and that it can decrease the death rate among this very ill population. The last, published in December, reports on an mRNA vaccine that appears to give us a pathway out of what has been a global disaster.
Other NEJM articles also emerged as practice changing. This collection includes studies of breast cancer and prostate cancer, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. All thirteen studies in this collection impacted the practice of medicine.
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CMA Required Training & Resources re COVID-19 Vaccines
December 18, 2020
The California Medical Association is asking for all clinicians to review the required training and resources regarding handling and administering the COVID-19 Vaccines.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recommending all providers and staff handling and administering COVID-19 vaccines take
the 15 minute training module CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training,
as well as reviewing the CDC’s 2020 Vaccine Storage and Handling instructions.
Additional resources can be found on the CDPH website: Required Training and Resources.
California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Medical Association (CMA) are hosting a monthly and virtual grand rounds series on the evolution and management of COVID-19 patients. The next session will be held January 19, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Previous session recordings and registration information can be found at covidroundsca.org.
CMA CME Team