Antiplatelet therapy may delay progression of COPD, decrease the risk for acute exacerbations, improve quality of life, and even reduce all-cause mortality.
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This month we look at a case where a physician made a judgment call and ended up being judged harshly for it.
Dr C was determined to fight this case, and his defense attorney was supportive after looking at the detailed notes and documented calls to the patient which were never returned.
To shed light on the often-challenging management of this common condition, MPR presented the case of a hypothetical patient to a doctor who specializes in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
As home genetic testing grows, patients will be bringing their results to physicians for reaction and response. Physicians will need to be proactively prepared.
In addition to its role in hemostasis, vitamin K plays a pivotal role in the metabolism of calcium in the human body.
Although use of dietary supplements is not always recommended, it is best for clinicians to be knowledgeable about the safety and efficacy data surrounding them in order to assist patients who choose to use them.
There are several patient populations that are difficult to manage, including those with familial hypercholesterolemia, statin intolerance, or an inadequate response to statin therapy.
Treatment recommendations were made taking into account the possibility of reduced glomerular filtration rate and drug-drug interactions.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder characterized by significantly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, affects an estimated 620,000 Americans and is generally underdiagnosed and undertreated.