The full report is titled “Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.” It is in the 2 September 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 161, pages 356-362). The author is M.L. LeFevre, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 8 July 2014.
The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.
Sam Wong, MD FACP
July 8, 2014
Asymptomatic ( screening) carotid stenosis
What do you do if an under-educated clinician (including doctors) orders a "routine" carotid ultrasound and end up with a 70-99% ICA obstruction? These clinicians often get us evidence-based physicians in trouble by sue-happy lawyers and patients.
Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:I-28. doi: 10.7326/P14-9030
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(5):I-28.
Neurology, Prevention/Screening, Stroke.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only