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Optimizing medical therapy after stroke

Stroke survivors often leave the hospital with new prescriptions and substantial confusion about how, or even whether, to take them. This leaves internists with the sometimes formidable job of evaluating, prescribing, or tweaking these regimens, identifying and managing adverse effects, and reinforcing education about treatment risks, benefits, and adherence.
1 Jun 2016

Improving HCV treatment and screening in primary care

Amid global calls to eliminate viral hepatitis, efforts are underway to screen asymptomatic adults for hepatitis C and overcome barriers to treatment.
1 Jan 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for deep venous thrombosis

A 42-year-old man arrives for three-month follow-up of a proximal right leg DVT after right tibia fracture. Thrombophilia evaluation was done, although not recommended by guidelines, and found an elevated plasma homocysteine level; genetic testing then found homozygosity for the C677T methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism. His only medication is warfarin. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
17 Jul 2018

Pharma payments to physicians associated with higher prescribing of 2 drug classes

Researchers calculated that 1 additional payment, of a median value of $13, was associated with 94 additional days of oral anticoagulant prescriptions and 107 days of noninsulin diabetes drugs in the hospital referral region where it was made.
23 Aug 2016

At-home monitoring with wearable ECG patch associated with higher rate of new afib diagnosis

As part of the industry-supported mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (mSToPS) trial, researchers randomized members of a large national health plan who had an increased likelihood of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation to immediately start active home-based monitoring or delay monitoring by four months.
17 Jul 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Frequently fluctuating INRs

A 77-year-old woman is evaluated for frequently fluctuating INRs (<1.8 to >3.5) while taking warfarin therapy. She has undergone INR testing every 1 to 2 weeks and frequent warfarin dose adjustments. She reports a consistent dietary intake. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
1 May 2018

Warfarin-aspirin therapy associated with increased bleeding compared with warfarin only

Patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism who received aspirin without a clear therapeutic indication in addition to warfarin had higher rates of bleeding and similar rates of thrombosis.
12 Mar 2019

Low-molecular-weight heparin may not prevent VTE after knee arthroscopy or lower-leg casting, studies find

The Prevention of Thrombosis after Knee Arthroscopy (POT-KAST) and the Prevention of Thrombosis after Lower Leg Plaster Cast (POT-CAST) trials used the same methods and design to compare a prophylactic dose of low-molecular-weight heparin or no anticoagulant therapy.
13 Dec 2016

ACC, AHA release updated performance, quality measures for afib

There are 24 total measures, including 6 performance measures (3 inpatient and 3 outpatient) and 18 quality measures (10 inpatient and 8 outpatient), all designed to assess care quality for inpatients and outpatients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
28 Jun 2016

Catheter ablation improved quality of life, but not major adverse cardiac events, versus medical therapy in afib

This research provides essential information to optimize the care of atrial fibrillation patients in a patient-centric way that allows for shared decision making when considering treatment options, an editorial noted.
19 Mar 2019

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