Showing posts with label guidelines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guidelines. Show all posts

American College of Chest Physicians Offers New Guidelines on Antithrombosis for VTE

By Dr Deepu

The American College of Chest Physicians has issued new guidelines on antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolism (VTE), including guidance on use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants.
Among the recently changed or added recommendations, published in Chest:
  • For patients without cancer who have deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg or pulmonary embolism (PE), the guidelines suggest using dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, or edoxaban instead of vitamin K antagonists for the first 3 months' treatment and beyond.
  • Patients with unprovoked proximal DVT or PE who are stopping anticoagulation should receive aspirin to reduce the risk for recurrent VTE, assuming aspirin is not contraindicated.
  • For patients who have acute DVT of the leg, compression stockings are not recommended to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). However, for patients with PTS symptoms, "a trial of graduated compression stockings is often justified."
  • Patients with low-risk PE may be treated at home or receive an early discharge.

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New ATS Guideline Site

By Dr Deepu

New ATS Guidelines.


The ATS has launched a one spot location for all its guidelines. Here you can find the latest ATS guidelines.Please use the guideline central to get all the guidelines.

Titles Include:

  • Severe Asthma
  • EIB
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • PH of Sickle Cell
  • Critical Care Series
  • and Many More

Click Here to Preview the ATS Pocket Guides

CRITICAL CARE Guidelines

       By Dr Deepu
American College of Chest Physicians/La Societe de Reanimation de Langue Francaise Statement on Competence in Critical Care Ultrasonography (April 2009)
NIV in COPD: management of acute type 2 respiratory failure concise guideline Non-invasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder: management of acute type 2 respiratory failure concise guideline October 2008
The Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in the management of patients with COPD admitted to hospital with acute type II respiratory failureThe Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to hospital with acute type II respiratory failure. The full guideline is a joint BTS/RCP London/Intensive Care Society document 2008

Weaning from mechanical ventilation ERS / ATS / ESICM / SCCM / SRLF Statement of the Sixth International Consensus Conference on Intensive Care Medicine 2007

Lung Transplantation and Surgery Guidelines

Lung Cancer & Oncologic Disorders Guidelines

Pediatrics Lung Diseases and Development Guidelines

By Dr Deepu

Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, and Other Pulmonary Infection Guidelines

By Dr Deepu

Pulmonary Function Testing Guidelines

By Dr Deepu

Sleep Medicine guidelines

By Dr Deepu

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