Discussing lifetime vs. 10-year CVD risk estimates led to higher patient risk perception, willingness for therapy
Patients who were presented with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk information using a pictogram had lower perception of risk and were less willing to consider therapy than those presented with a bar graph or no graphic at all.
Results of the systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that triple inhaler therapy should be limited to patients with more severe symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that cannot be adequately managed by dual therapy, the authors said.
A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since her symptoms started. She has no personal or family history of colon cancer or other cancers. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
The tool was added to the patient care workflow in the ED after the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) was confirmed but before site-of-care decision making was completed.
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