MDpocket Resident Edition - 2019
- Hypertension guidelines – 1 page added to the 2019 Hypertension chapter (now a 2 page layout) to define the new blood pressure measurements and classifications. This additional page adds patient specific considerations when selecting blood pressure medications. Recent hypertension guidelines were changed in 2017 as defined by evidence based guidelines and can be found at: Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.006.
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation Medications – 1 additional page added to this update and now includes current medications and doses for opioid induced constipation (OIC), chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), irritable bowel syndrome - constipation (IBS-C). Nausea and vomiting medications were organized and brand names added for completeness.
- Anticoagulation – added newest novel anticoagulation medications approved - Edoxaban and Betrixaban to the rapidly growing list of anticoagulants. Rearrangement of the table was done to provide more information for the user on dosing, uses, precautions, drug interactions, and monitoring.
- Microbiology chart and antibiotic spectrums – 2019 updated current antibiotic coverage based on the most accurate information to improve the changing spectrum of drug coverage. New antibiotic chart demonstrates spectrum of coverage from ++ to - and improves the original design with guidelines established by Sanford and package inserts.
- CHA2DS2-VASc – updated to the January 2019 Atrial Fibrillation (AF) thromboembolic risk assessment, classification and treatment guidelines. This update focuses on the CHADS-VASc risk assessment with guideline changes from 2014 on patient populations to treat with anticoagulation. AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation. 2019;139
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