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Most incidental adrenal tumors are nonfunctioning, regardless of patient age, study finds

A Chinese study of a healthy community population found adrenal tumors in 1.6% of men and 1.2% of women. Prevalence increased with age from 0.2% in adults ages 18 to 25 years to 3.2% in adults older than age 65 years.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/13/4.htm
13 Sep 2022

Hypertension performance measure ‘flawed’

While ACP's Performance Measurement Committee considers the Controlling High Blood Pressure measure to be “high impact,” it determined after review in July 2021 that it does not support the measure due to uncertain validity.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/04/hypertension-performance-measure-flawed.htm
1 Apr 2022

Improving medication adherence

Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/09/improving-medication-adherence.htm
1 Sep 2022

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

New studies analyze risk factors, treatments for afib

One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/1.htm
6 Sep 2022

A can't-miss cause of resistant hypertension

More than 20% of patients with resistant hypertension have primary aldosteronism, an underrecognized cause of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/05/a-cant-miss-cause-of-resistant-hypertension.htm
1 May 2021

ACP announces new Practice Advisor modules, webinar on hypertension

Successful completion of Practice Advisor modules enables the participant to earn CME and Maintenance of Certification Practice Assessment points.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/07/31/5.htm
31 Jul 2018

Why and how to monitor hypertension at home

Home measurement of high blood pressure overcomes variability inherent in office measurements, delivers better assessment of systolic pressure (and hence, of possible cardiovascular events) and offers a better chance of discontinuing drug therapy.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2011/03/home.htm
1 Mar 2011

App-enabled device no better than standard device for self-measuring blood pressure

A smartphone app did not provide any additional reduction in blood pressure, and patients with hypertension would recommend a standard device as much as they would the app-connected device, a study concluded.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/23/2.htm
23 Aug 2022

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/23/3.htm
23 Aug 2022

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