Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022
People with cardiopulmonary or hematologic disorders can be affected by the hypobaric environment aboard an aircraft, so they should undergo preflight evaluation before lift-off.
1 May 2019
The College will host its first national conference in New Delhi, India, Sept. 5-6, 2014, at the Le Meridien hotel. The conference focus is “The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases,” and it will feature both U.S.-based and India-based physicians as faculty speakers.
6 May 2014
ACP recommends conservative use of transfusions and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in patients with heart disease
Red blood cell transfusions should be restricted to cases of severe anemia in patients with heart disease, the American College of Physicians recommended in a clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
10 Dec 2013
Medical groups are coming to consensus about expanded screening guidelines for colorectal cancer that lower the age to begin screening.
1 Sep 2021
A 28-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-week history of progressive dyspnea and fatigue. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma 2 months ago and is receiving chemotherapy with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD). She takes no other medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate erythrocyte transfusion product for this patient?
20 Oct 2015
A 54-year-old woman is evaluated for shortness of breath of 3 months' duration and a 4.5-kg (10-lb) weight loss over the preceding 2 months. She has a 35-pack-year smoking history. Following a physical exam and further testing, what is the most appropriate treatment?
31 Mar 2015
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a painful rash occurring bilaterally on her lower extremities, which began 2 days ago. She was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism with heparin and warfarin. Her father had a pulmonary embolism after a long airplane ride. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 Feb 2019
This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Jan 2018
First consider whether a deep venous thrombosis was provoked or unprovoked, as well as at the type of provoking factors.
1 Jun 2019