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Digging into the causes and fixes of resistant hypertension

An enduring challenge is figuring out why patients appear to have resistant hypertension and how to cure them of it.
1 Sep 2016

Diuretics may be superior to ACE inhibitors for initial hypertension monotherapy

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors appeared only modestly less effective than thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics, but the effect of initial monotherapy with the latter across the whole population could be substantial, the study authors concluded.
5 Nov 2019

New category of OTC hearing aids; FMT and monkeypox

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Oct 2022

Individualize behavioral counseling in those without CVD risk factors, USPSTF says

In an update consistent with its 2017 recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that clinicians individualize the use of behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity in adults without risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
2 Aug 2022

Shifting standards for hypertension

New hypertension guidelines are being developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will incorporate new study results. At issue is how these results apply to the many types of patients who walk through the office door, including those with diabetes.
1 Mar 2016

Payment parity for phone calls, COVID-19 research on remdesivir, other drugs

COVID-19-related disparities were also in the news this week.
4 May 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for bruising

An 81-year-old woman is evaluated for bruising. For the past few years, she has noticed dark red patches appearing intermittently on the forearms without trauma or other triggers. They are not painful and resolve without treatment. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
1 Nov 2021

ACP offers videos, resources to improve patients' health literacy

Low literacy has been linked to higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use of preventive services, both of which are associated with higher health care costs.
2 Oct 2018

Annals of Internal Medicine launches new podcast series, “Annals On Call”

Each episode, hosted by Robert Centor, MD, MACP, discusses and debates a clinically influential article published in Annals.
11 Sep 2018

3 common drugs associated with reduced risk of hospitalization and harm in serious mental illness

Statins, calcium-channel blockers, and metformin are globally licensed, commonly used, inexpensive, and relatively safe, and therefore “ideal candidates for repurposing” for mental illness, the study authors wrote.
15 Jan 2019

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