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General management 

General management
Chapter:
General management
Author(s):

Jim Newton

, Nikant Sabharwal

, Saul Myerson

, Steven Westaby

, and Bernard Prendergast

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199559237.003.0003
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date: 19 January 2022

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Medical vs. surgical therapy 89

Surgical risk assessment 93

Disease monitoring 94

Role of guidelines 95

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