Analyses from SPRINT examine cost-effectiveness, patient-reported outcomes with intensive BP control
The first analysis used a microsimulation model to apply findings from SPRINT to a hypothetical cohort of eligible patients. The second compared patient-reported outcomes from SPRINT in the intensive versus the standard treatment group.
29 Aug 2017
A 51-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for a 12-hour history of fever, chills, headache, and weakness. He works on his farm in Maine and spends a considerable part of most days outside, but he is not aware of any tick or mosquito bites. Following a physical exam and lab studies, a blood smear from this patient is most likely to show which of the following abnormalities?
1 Nov 2020
Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
1 Apr 2019
This column reviews details on recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Apr 2022
For diagnosing and managing subclinical hypothyroidism, clinical context such as age and symptoms matter, even in the face of an incomplete understanding of the condition.
1 Feb 2021
Experts remain uncertain how to judge wearables and smartphone apps' cost-effectiveness, data quality, and clinical implications among pre-symptomatic patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
1 Feb 2020
Among other recommendations, during a hospitalization for heart failure, measurement of a predischarge natriuretic peptide level can be useful to establish prognosis postdischarge.
2 May 2017
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-year history of palpitations and fatigue. She reports no chest pain, dizziness, near-syncope, or syncope. Ambulatory 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring shows frequent monomorphic premature ventricular contractions (22% of all beats) and frequent ventricular bigeminy. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Jun 2021
Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk are shifting with the evidence.
1 Jun 2017
That most nonadherent patients are willfully rejecting doctors' orders might seem shocking. But physicians have to accept it in order to encourage patients to accept their advice. Digital health tools may offer potential aids in solving matters of adherence.
1 Mar 2017