The answer seems to be the outpatient setting. Here’s why.
A 51-year-old patient presented to his family physician (FP) with a rapidly growing lesion on his lower lip that he’d first noticed 4 months earlier. The patient had a renal transplant 10 years ago due to end-stage renal disease from his diabetic nephropathy. He was currently taking an immunosuppressive medication to prevent a renal transplant rejection. The patient mentioned that the lesion bled at times.
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Against a backdrop of the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), Dr. Campos-Outcalt summarizes the findings of an October 2018 aspirin study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study gives physicians reason to pause before using aspirin as primary prevention for CVD in older adults.