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Vascular Disorders

Jun 15, 2012 Issue
Transient Ischemic Attack: The Rules Have Changed [AFP Journal Club]

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.


Dec 1, 2010 Issue
Adolescent with a Diffuse, Progressive Rash [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 15, 2010 Issue
Diplopia and Ptosis [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Cyanosis in an Older Woman [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Ulcers [Article]

Venous ulcer, also known as stasis ulcer, is the most common etiology of lower extremity ulceration, affecting approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population. Possible causes of venous ulcers include inflammatory processes resulting in leukocyte activation, endothelial damage, platelet aggregation, ...


Dec 1, 2008 Issue
Management of Varicose Veins [Article]

Varicose veins are twisted, dilated veins most commonly located on the lower extremities. Risk factors include chronic cough, constipation, family history of venous disease, female sex, obesity, older age, pregnancy, and prolonged standing. The exact pathophysiology is debated, but it involves a gen...


Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Vascular Surgery: An Update [Article]

Caring for patients with vascular illnesses has become increasingly more complex and has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, with a widening array of diagnostic and treatment options. Carotid artery stenting has the potential to become a viable alternative to open surgery in high-risk patie...


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