Vascular Disorders

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...

Sep 15, 2006 Issue
Predicting Short-term Risk of Stroke After TIA [Point-of-Care Guides]

Five to 10 percent of patients presenting with TIA will have a stroke within the following week. Because guidelines do not mandate hospitalization for patients who have had a TIA or suspected TIA,4,5 validated clinical prediction rules may be used to identify patients who should definitely be hospit...

Sep 15, 2006 Issue
AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

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