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ARBs may offer same efficacy, better tolerability than ACE inhibitors

Meta-regression analysis showed that the difference between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) compared with placebo was due to a higher placebo event rate in the ACE inhibitor trials for the outcome of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular death, and myocardial infarction.
12 Jan 2016

Guidance issued on drug-drug interactions for statins, heart meds

A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends that in patients taking amlodipine combined with simvastatin or lovastatin, the dosage of either statin should not exceed 20 mg/d, and for patients in whom statin-fibrate therapy is indicated, fenofibrate or fenofibric acid is preferred because of a lower rate of drug-drug interactions.
25 Oct 2016

Squeezing in the cancer screening talk

By making the most of team members and technology, internists can free up valuable physician-patient interaction time to most effectively apply cancer screening guidelines.
1 Oct 2019

Correcting medicine's use of race in clinical algorithms

Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation of moderate aortic regurgitation

A 47-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He has no symptoms. Medical history is significant for a bicuspid aortic valve. He is not taking any medications. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam, and echocardiogram, what is the most appropriate management?
18 Oct 2016

New warnings on benzodiazepines

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Nov 2020

New options no panacea for depression

Internists can have the greatest impact by continuing to be the first point of contact, treating mild to moderate depression, and explaining what may be available if first-line options fall short.
1 Sep 2019

MKSAP Quiz: 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 a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
8 Nov 2016

Early beta-blocker use may reduce 30-day mortality in patients with acute MI

Patients receiving early beta-blockers had a 30-day mortality rate of 2.3%, compared with 8.6% in those who did not, the study found.
27 Sep 2016

Cardiovascular disease risk prediction models appear to work in black adults

A study reinforces the usefulness of ACC/AHA CVD Pooled Cohort risk equations and the importance of efforts to implement the current guidelines to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in African Americans.
1 Mar 2016

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