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Long-term use of calcium-channel blocker for hypertension associated with higher breast cancer risk

Long-term use of a calcium-channel blocker for hypertension was associated with about a 2.5 times higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/08/13/2.htm
13 Aug 2013

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for newly developed ascites

A 50-year-old man is evaluated for newly developed ascites. He has cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/31/3.htm
31 Aug 2021

Error with hypertension code for PQRS

CMS has recently realized that claims submitted for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System Measure #235, “Hypertension: Plan of Care” are being rejected or denied.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2012/03/06/8.htm
6 Mar 2012

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of weight gain, easy bruising

A 52-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of a 6.8-kg (15-lb) weight gain, easy bruising, hypertension, and worsening diabetes control. Lab studies reveal hypercortisolism. What is the most likely cause?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/20/3.htm
20 Jul 2021

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for a kidney transplant

A 40-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for a kidney transplant he received 2 years ago. History is also significant for hypertension. Medications are tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone, and nifedipine. Which treatment should be added?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/02/23/4.htm
23 Feb 2021

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring may be most cost-effective for hypertension diagnosis

Ambulatory measurement is the most cost-effective method of diagnosing high blood pressure, a new analysis concluded.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/08/30/4.htm
30 Aug 2011

Some recommended therapies may be underused in resistant hypertension

Physicians may be underprescribing certain guideline-recommended therapies for resistant hypertension, according to a new study.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/11/08/2.htm
8 Nov 2011

Consensus document advises treating hypertension in those age 80 or older

Major medical organizations last week released an expert consensus document to help clinicians manage older patients with or at risk for hypertension.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/05/03/2.htm
3 May 2011

Financial incentives don't improve U.K. doctors' performance for hypertension care

A pay-for-performance initiative in the United Kingdom aimed at managing hypertension had no effect on clinical outcomes, a new study has found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/02/01/2.htm
1 Feb 2011

Guideline issued on blood pressure management in CKD

The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Work Group recommends targeting a standardized systolic blood pressure less than 120 mm Hg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are not receiving dialysis, among other guidance.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/22/4.htm
22 Jun 2021

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