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Newer Oral Anticoagulants Beneficial for Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to provide greater overall clinical benefit when compared with vitamin K antagonists. A systematic review and meta-analysis found than NOACs were associated with lower rates of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, stroke, and systemic embolism in patients with AF when compared with vitamin K antagonists.

Abstract: Circulation, November 13, 2012.

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From our CME partner, AKH Inc.

Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies
CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity

The goal of this activity is to provide learners with a practical appreciation of the role of the primary care physician in safe, effective environmental allergy diagnosis and treatment. Participants will become familiar with techniques for patient safety and efficient strategies to administer allergy testing and treatment in the primary care practice.

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