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.
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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
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