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New guidelines aim to improve diverticulitis treatment

This issue includes stories on managing diverticulitis, using direct oral anticoagulants, and payment and performance measures.
1 Apr 2022

Guidelines offer 28 recommendations for initial management, secondary prevention of DVT and PE

Among other recommendations, the new guidelines from the American Society of Hematology suggest offering home treatment to low-risk patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
20 Oct 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Preconception counseling for mitral stenosis

A 26-year-old woman seeks preconception counseling. She has a history of mitral stenosis and underwent mitral valve replacement with a tilting-disc mechanical prosthesis 5 years ago. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate anticoagulation regimen for this patient during the first trimester?
23 Jun 2020

DOACs associated with lower risk of fracture than warfarin in atrial fibrillation

Patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban had lower rates of hip and vertebral fractures than those taking warfarin, with no difference seen between the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs).
19 May 2020

Coding for anticoagulation as tricky as managing it

Diagnosis, lab tests and management make up the three key considerations when coding for anticoagulation management through Medicare. An expert sorts out the issues and scenarios for a variety of scenarios.
1 May 2010

New resource offers pearls for perioperative medicine

A recent book addresses perioperative medicine, including how to be a perioperative consultant, prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism, coexisting medical problems, and common postoperative complications.
1 Feb 2022

Medication adherence affecting cardiovascular outcomes even in clinical trials

Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022

Anticoagulant choice for stroke won't be easy for some time

New agents improve upon warfarin, but they are expensive and lack antidotes for urgent reversal. There is no clear winner among the current options, and more are on the way.
1 Oct 2013

CDC updates guidance on COVID-19, studies show vitamins don't improve outcomes

The CDC offered new guidance on immunocompromised patients and pulse oximetry's accuracy, and recent trials showed that vitamin D, zinc, and ascorbic acid didn't help COVID-19 patients but prophylactic anticoagulation did.
23 Feb 2021

Expert gives advice on perioperative medication management

Much confusion remains about perioperative management of anticoagulants, even though the drugs have been available for several years. And they are only going to become more prevalent, an expert said.
1 Jun 2014

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