Three hundred eighty possible cases of pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette use in 36 states and one U.S. territory had been reported as of Sept. 12, and six patients have died.
The new analysis of a randomized trial reinforces the significant, ongoing clinical relevance of the physical exam in heart failure, as well as the notion that measuring natriuretic peptides does not substitute for a comprehensive physical exam for risk stratification, study authors said.
A 40-year-old man is evaluated for a firm, flesh-colored lesion that has been growing on the back for several months. Foul-smelling material can be expressed from the lesion. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
An editorial accompanying the study concluded that it is reasonable to recommend aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in select patients, including those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease with low bleeding risk.
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