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Antihypertensives associated with worse outcomes in diabetic patients with lower SBP

Blood pressure treatment goals should be less aggressive in people with diabetes than without diabetes, study authors said, because if systolic blood pressure is already less than 140 mm Hg, additional agents might be harmful.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/03/01/2.htm
1 Mar 2016

Digoxin may be linked to increased mortality risk

Digoxin may be associated with increased mortality risk, especially in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/05/12/5.htm
12 May 2015

Updated boxed warning for arthritis, ulcerative colitis drugs

This column reviews details on recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/11/updated-boxed-warning-for-arthritis-ulcerative-colitis-drugs.htm
1 Nov 2021

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for progressive chest pain

A 56-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for progressive chest pain and dyspnea that began 3 hours ago. Medical history is significant for hypertension treated with lisinopril. Following a physical exam, electrocardiogram, and chest radiograph, what is the most appropriate immediate management?
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/09/mksap-quiz-evaluation-for-progressive-chest-pain.htm
1 Sep 2020

Ultrasound proliferates at the point of care

Point-of-care ultrasound technology is now available in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/01/ultrasound-proliferates-at-the-point-of-care.htm
1 Jan 2020

Age only one consideration in post-MI drug therapy

To determine the best therapy for elderly patients after a heart attack, physicians should get to know their goals for their lives.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/09/age-only-one-consideration-in-post-mi-drug-therapy.htm
1 Sep 2020

Drive-in visits can fill the cracks of telemedicine's reach

Practices in rural areas are tackling the logistics of providing telemedicine to patients who are unable to access it on their own.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/07/drive-in-visits-can-fill-the-cracks-of-telemedicines-reach.htm
1 Jul 2020

Shifting standards for hypertension

New hypertension guidelines are being developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will incorporate new study results. At issue is how these results apply to the many types of patients who walk through the office door, including those with diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/03/hypertension.htm
1 Mar 2016

Catch up on new COPD guidelines

Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/06/catch-up-on-new-copd-guidelines.htm
1 Jun 2018

MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of gradually progressive abdominal distention

A 68-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of gradually progressive abdominal distention. Her medical history is notable for a 20-year history of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. She also has had a 10-year history of elevation of serum aminotransferase levels, which was attributed to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. She does not consume alcohol. Her medications are metformin, lisinopril, low-dose aspirin, and simvastatin. Following physical and abdominal exams, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/08/09/3.htm
9 Aug 2016

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