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Difficulty in Diagnosing Recurrent DVT – Clinical Guidance

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Stephan Moll, MD writes….  Recurrent DVT can be challenging to diagnose, as it may be difficult on Doppler ultrasound to tell chronic changes from additional new clot.  A guidance statement from the ISTH (International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis) published this week (May 18th, 2013) provides solid, clinically useful, evidence-based recommendations Read the rest of this entry »

ACCP 2012 Guidelines: A Great, New, User-Friendly Summary

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Stephan Moll, MD writes…  The more than 20 chapters and 801 pages of the respected 2012 ACCP Antithrombotic Therapy Guidelines – beautifully evidence-based, but always very cumbersome to read for the clinician looking for quick management guidance -, have now been summarized by the ACCP into a visually appealing, uncluttered, clinician-user-friendly document, referred to as “ACCP 2012 Reference Guide” (link to it here).  This was a much-needed development.  The only thing missing now is that one can buy this (90 page summary) as a hard copy for even better, i.e. quicker reference.  This is a highly recommended document for anybody involved in clinical decision-making in regard to antithrombotics in patients at risk for or with established arterial or venous thromboembolism. A very nice, new resource. Read the rest of this entry »