Advances in the therapeutic options for cardiovascular disease, coupled with improvements in imaging technology, have led to an explosive growth in the performance of cardiovascular imaging. Yet this growth is challenging to interpret as it may represent appropriate use, underuse (i.e., the failure to provide services from which the patient would likely… (More)
The objective of the present study were (1) to ascertain the lifetime risk of a depression in a representative group of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, (2) to assess the morbidity risks for depression among first-degree relatives of these MS patients, and (3) to compare these familial risks for first-degree relatives of MS patients with those for… (More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to compare the symptoms and family history of seasonal affective disorder with those of nonseasonal mood disorders. METHOD From a subspecialty mood disorders clinic, 34 patients with major depression, seasonal pattern (seasonal affective disorder), diagnosed with DSM-III-R criteria, were matched in age, sex, and diagnostic… (More)
The ACCF Appropriateness Criteria Working Group makes every effort to avoid any actual or potential conflicts of interest that might arise as a result of an outside relationship or personal interest of an author of this document. Specifically, all authors were asked to provide disclosure statements of all such relationships that might be perceived as real… (More)
Allen JM, Raskin IE. ACCF proposed method for evaluating the appropriateness of cardiovascular imaging. ABSTRACT Under the auspices of the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) together with key specialty and subspe-cialty societies, appropriateness reviews were conducted for 2 relatively new clinical cardiac imaging modalities, cardiac computed… (More)
JM, Raskin IE. ACCF proposed method for evaluating the appropriateness of cardiovascular imaging.
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The American College of Cardiology Foundation along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted an appropriate use review of common clinical presentations for stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) to consider use of stress testing and anatomic diagnostic procedures. This document reflects an updating of the prior Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)… (More)