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A 21-year-old man presented with fever, cough, arthralgias, and bilateral lower extremity rash and swelling that began 24 hours earlier.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photgraph or other image.
Ticagrelor is an alternative to clopidogrel for secondary prevention of cardiovascular death in patients with acute coronary syndrome. In an international study it was found to be more effective, but patients in the United States did not experience superior outcomes.
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is the ratio of the systolic blood pressure at the ankle to the systolic blood pressure at the brachial artery. The American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement on the measurement and interpretation of ABI, including standardization of measurement technique and the threshold for diagnosing PAD.
Jun 15, 2012 Issue
ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients [Practice Guidelines]
Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients, including those with acute stroke.
This scientific guideline includes three game changers for physicians regarding TIA. The Journal Club authors discuss why physicians should be wary of clinical guidelines that are based on expert opinion.
May 15, 2012 Issue
ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data, with particular focus on lower extremity and abdominal aortic disease. Recommendations for renal and mesenteric disease remain the same.
Jun 15, 2011 Issue
Appropriate Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
The factor most strongly associated with appropriate aspirin use is a conversation between the patient and physician. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed that health plans measure their members' use of aspirin, as well as the extent to which physicians discuss aspirin use with ...
Jun 15, 2011 Issue
The Case Against Routine Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention in Low-Risk Adults [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
A policy of generalized aspirin use in adults for the primary prevention of CVD is probably not warranted. Instead, the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy for primary prevention need to be considered on an individual basis, and should be reserved for persons at highest long-term risk of CVD and at low risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.