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Game Changer-Evidence Supporting Treating Acute Venous Thromboembolism As An Outpatient

In the September 17, 2014 JAMA journal, a well documented evidenced-based review on the management of acute venous thromboembolism shows that in the majority of clinical cases the most recent guideline management strategy for this condition needs revision. What I am saying is...
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It Is Time To Speak Up About The Medicare Payments To Doctors Data Dump

The siege against the doctors continues.  For decades some have been asking the government to report what they have been paying the individual doctors for Medicare services.  Well, they finally did that and the Wall Street Journal was there to report it.  What I find fascinating...
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Further Follow-Up On The New Anticoagulants

From the HeartWire there was further follow-up of prior data looking at Pradaxa (dabigatran) versus Coumadin (warfarin) in mechanical heart valve patients. It would appear for now at least that the traditional treatment of warfarin is still in the driver’s seat in this...
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A Recent Article Shows That Perhaps Our Blood Pressure Goals Are Too Aggressive

Recently in heartwire an article summarizing data regarding blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease patients indicates higher mortality when treated to what are current recommended blood pressure goals.  This is observational data and a more definitive trial titled...
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