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Different patients, different doses

Some patients may metabolize certain drugs differently, requiring primary care physicians to know any safety or dosing issues for the most commonly used drugs.
1 May 2019

Alcohol abuse may increase risk of heart conditions as much as other risk factors

Researchers analyzed data from a Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database in California to determine the association between a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and incident atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and congestive heart failure.
10 Jan 2017

Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 goes hybrid

It will be the first in-person Internal Medicine Meeting since 2019 in Philadelphia and the first Internal Medicine Meeting held in the Windy City since 1990.
1 Mar 2022

EHR alerts may help boost guideline-directed therapy for heart failure

An industry-funded cluster-randomized trial found that clinician alerts were associated with an over 40% increase in prescription of four recommended drug classes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
12 Apr 2022

USPSTF issues recommendations on statins for primary prevention

Among other recommendations, low- to moderate-dose statins should be started in adults 40 to 75 years of age who have no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but have at least 1 risk factor and a 10-year CVD event risk calculated at 10% or more.
15 Nov 2016

ICDs may be underused among older patients after heart attack

Implantation may be overlooked during transitions of care, but an ICD was associated with lower 2-year mortality rates.
30 Jun 2015

Fondaparinux associated with better outcomes than LMWH in NSTEMI study

Fondaparinux was associated with lower risk of major bleeding and death than low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), a recent prospective study found.
24 Feb 2015

Pearls for lowering lipids

New guidelines recommend basing treatment decisions on levels of risk rather than LDL targets.
1 Jul 2016

Intensive blood pressure control in older patients associated with decreased cardiovascular events

Intensive blood pressure control led to a decreased rate of major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death and heart failure, in older adults with hypertension, the study concluded.
31 Jan 2017

Trial of apixaban with single and combination antiplatelet therapy in ACS stopped early due to observed increase in major bleeding events

Full-dose anticoagulation, in combination with antiplatelet therapy of any kind in patients with acute coronary syndrome, results in substantial bleeding without any clear additional benefit and should only be considered when required for another condition.
11 Aug 2015

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