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ICD-10: C49 Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue

C49 – Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue Incl.: blood vessel bursa cartilage fascia fat ligament, except uterine lymphatic vessel muscle synovia tendon (sheath) Excl.:

Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

Physicians Practice: Making the Case for Telehealth | Feature

The author of this article is Gabriel Perna, the managing editor at Physicians Practice. In the past, physicians have expressed concerns about telehealth, fearing that they will

Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients.   Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes

Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

Physicians Practice: Discharging Problem Patients | Feature

  The authors of this article are Rodney K. Adams, JD, a healthcare attorney with LeClairRyan in Virginia, and Lucien W. Roberts, III, MHA, FACMPE, the administrator

Cholesterol Treatment Trends | Feature

According to current estimates, nearly 800,000 people in the United States die each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD), and high cholesterol continues to be a major risk factor.

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights | Feature

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

The American College of Chest Physicians has published a guideline and expert panel report on the treatment of unexplained chronic cough.

Updated Stroke Prevention Guidelines | Feature

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have updated guidelines on primary stroke prevention based on comprehensive and timely evidence from clinical investigations and research

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