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Subclinical eGFR associated with cardiovascular disease in younger patients

A retrospective cohort study in Canada found that the relative risk for major cardiovascular events with or without heart failure increased in adults ages 18 to 39 years with an eGFR below 80 mL/min/1.73 m2.
19 Sep 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for β-thalassemia intermedia

A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit for β-thalassemia intermedia. One year ago, he began requiring erythrocyte transfusions every 4 to 6 months for symptomatic anemia. He has no other symptoms or medical problems, and his only medication is folic acid. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional management?
12 Sep 2023

Studies, CMS look at lowering prescription prices

Even as Medicare seeks to negotiate down the costs of 10 prescription drugs, researchers are examining the effectiveness of existing private programs to provide lower drug costs and copays.
5 Sep 2023

Marking achievements in gender equity

The President-elect of the American Medical Women's Association discusses mentorship, advocacy, and more.
1 Sep 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for daytime sleepiness

A 72-year-old man is evaluated for daytime sleepiness. His wife notes that he snores. He sleeps 8 hours each night. On most days of the week, he feels sleepy and will nap for 45 minutes. Following a physical exam and review of a previous procedure, what is the most appropriate test?
8 Aug 2023

Adherence to sleep apnea treatment reduces health care use, costs in heart failure

Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
18 Jul 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Routine visit for a patient with chronic kidney disease

A 45-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit in September. He has advanced chronic kidney disease due to IgA nephropathy. After his vaccination history is evaluated, what is the most appropriate additional vaccine to administer at this visit?
18 Jul 2023

Intensive blood pressure control effective in older frail patients, study finds

Data from SPRINT indicated that frail patients were at higher risk for cardiovascular events than nonfrail patients and benefited similarly from a blood pressure target of less than 120 mm Hg, with no significant increase in adverse events.
11 Jul 2023

Work toward equity in Black men's health

An expert discusses causes and effects of health disparities as well as ways to incorporate health equity into the practice of medicine.
1 Jul 2023

Useful physical exam skills for inpatient assessment

This month's expert discusses measuring vital signs, orthostatic hypertension, and the cardiac exam in the context of inpatient care.
1 Jul 2023

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