An updated guideline on atrial fibrillation responds to new evidence, as well as the advent of new drugs and devices to treat the condition.
5 Feb 2019
A 38-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for primary membranous glomerulopathy diagnosed by kidney biopsy 4 months ago. She was found to be positive for anti–phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibodies. Vital signs are normal and there is pitting lower extremity edema to the mid shins bilaterally. What complication is she at risk for developing?
5 Nov 2019
The guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation defines useful actions for clinicians, identifies quality improvement opportunities, and offers recommendations for clinical practice.
14 Jan 2020
Based on reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, federal officials recommended a pause in its use, which will be reconsidered on April 23. The NIH updated its recommendations on monoclonal antibody treatments for outpatients.
20 Apr 2021
Chris Favilla, MD, a stroke neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania, walks listeners through the inner workings of the brain.
6 Aug 2019
The risk of major bleeding and of death was similar for patients taking direct oral anticoagulants compared to those taking warfarin.
24 Oct 2017
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
Two ACP members toured Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities near the Texas/Mexico border to evaluate the processes and environmental conditions affecting human health at the facilities.
1 Jan 2023
Risk for stroke or systemic embolism was lower with apixaban (5 mg twice daily), dabigatran (150 mg twice daily), edoxaban (60 mg twice daily), and rivaroxaban (20 mg twice daily) than warfarin, a study found.
5 Dec 2017
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