Drug topics in primary care: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Robert J. Lorinser, MD, is a Regional Medical Officer for the Foreign Service, US Department of State, in Baghdad, Iraq. He previously worked as a hospitalist at Marquette General Health System and as the Assistant Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, MI. Dr. Lorinser is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

Question 1 of 5

All of the following statements about direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use around the time of surgery are true EXCEPT:

The DOAC should be discontinued 1 day before cataract surgery or tooth extraction.

Holding the DOAC 1 to 3 days before colonoscopy or upper endoscopy is adequate.

Holding the DOAC for 2 to 4 days before abdominal, orthopedic, or vascular surgery is generally recommended.

Typically, restarting the DOAC 1 day after low-risk bleeding procedures or 2 to 3 days after other procedures is recommended.

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