This issue includes stories on managing diverticulitis, using direct oral anticoagulants, and payment and performance measures.
1 Apr 2022
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
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
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
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
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
Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022
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
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
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