MKSAP Quiz: 3-week history of fatigue, nausea, and poor appetite
8 Mar 2011
Between-arm differences in systolic blood pressure may indicate increased mortality risk in hypertension
Patients with hypertension who have a between-arm difference of at least 10 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure may be at higher risk for cardiovascular events and death, according to a new study.
27 Mar 2012
New performance measures for adults with coronary artery disease and hypertension are meant to provide a patient-centered focus and give practitioners and institutions tools to measure and improve care quality.
14 Jun 2011
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 60-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension who seeks to establish medical care.
4 Oct 2011
A 52-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of chest pressure that occurs during exercise and is relieved with rest. She also had chest pressure during a stressful work meeting last week. Medical history includes hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and medications are hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, and atorvastatin. After normal results on physical examination and electrocardiography, what diagnostic test should be performed next?
10 Sep 2019
Rosiglitazone restricted to patients who can't take other drugs
28 Sep 2010
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?
20 Jul 2021
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?
23 Feb 2021
A multifaceted hypertension control program applied across a large health care system improved hypertension control compared to state and national averages, a study found.
27 Aug 2013
A 38-year-old woman is seen in follow-up to discuss the findings of an abdominal and pelvic CT scan done to evaluate renal colic, which has since resolved. The abdominal CT scan showed two small nonobstructing renal calculi in the right kidney and a 1.6-cm left adrenal mass. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?
6 Apr 2021