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MKSAP Quiz: Difficult-to-control hypertension

A 62-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for difficult-to-control hypertension. He also has chronic kidney disease and hyperlipidemia. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/24/3.htm
24 Aug 2021

Short courses of steroids linked to severe adverse events

Courses of oral corticosteroids for 14 or fewer days are associated with GI bleeding, sepsis, and heart failure, with the highest risks occurring within the first month of initiation, according to a Taiwanese study.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/07/07/2.htm
7 Jul 2020

Racial, economic disparities found in use of SGLT-2 inhibitors

Although use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors rose overall between 2015 and 2019, patients who were Black, Asian, female, or with lower household income had lower rates of prescriptions for the drug class than others with type 2 diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/04/20/2.htm
20 Apr 2021

Inappropriate medications prescribed in some Medicare patients with CKD, study finds

Over a third of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) enrolled in a Medicare plan's Medication Therapy Management program in 2018 received a prescription for at least one potentially inappropriate medication.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/02/02/5.htm
2 Feb 2021

Patients with atrial fibrillation likely to underestimate bleeding risks of anticoagulants

Women were significantly less likely than men to underestimate their bleeding risk, and a history of bleeding was associated with a threefold increased likelihood of inaccurate perception of bleeding risk, according to a study of atrial fibrillation patients.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/24/2.htm
24 Aug 2021

Reduced CAD risk noted over time in adult survivors of childhood cancer

Data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study were used to examine the cumulative incidence of reported heart failure, coronary artery disease (CAD), valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and arrhythmias according to decade of treatment (1970s, 1980s, or 1990s).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/01/28/5.htm
28 Jan 2020

Guidelines suggest fidaxomicin over vancomycin for Clostridioides difficile infection

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America made three new recommendations in a focused update of their guidelines on Clostridioides difficile infection.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/29/5.htm
29 Jun 2021

High-dose flu vaccine may not be more effective than standard dose in patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease

An industry-funded randomized trial in the U.S. and Canada found no significant difference between a high-dose group versus a standard-dose group in the time to first occurrence of all-cause death or cardiopulmonary hospitalization during three flu seasons.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/15/5.htm
15 Dec 2020

HRT for 10 years appears to cut risk of heart failure and heart attack without increasing cancer, deep venous thrombosis or stroke

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for 10 years after menopause may have a significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure and heart attack without any increased risk of cancer, deep venous thrombosis or stroke, a study found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2012/10/16/1.htm
16 Oct 2012

Treatment preferences do not vary by cognitive function in older patients, study finds

A cross-sectional survey at two U.S. academic medical centers asked older outpatients with mild cognitive impairment and normal cognition as well as patient-designated surrogates about treatment preferences in six health scenarios.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/05/18/2.htm
18 May 2021

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