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MKSAP Quiz: New-onset dependent edema

A 69-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for new-onset dependent edema that began 3 weeks ago. She says it is difficult to walk, and she has gained 4.5 kg (10 lb) of fluid weight. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney biopsy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
12 Feb 2019

Automated office blood pressure readings may avoid ‘white coat effect’

Physicians may be reluctant to adopt automated readings because of uncertainty about their advantages, study authors noted.
12 Feb 2019

Beta-blockers appear safe during the first trimester of pregnancy, study finds

The drugs were not associated with a significant risk for birth defects in a cohort study of Nordic and American populations.
16 Oct 2018

Concomitant influenza infection associated with worse in-hospital outcomes in heart failure patients

Rates of in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure with and without mechanical ventilation, and acute kidney injury with and without dialysis were significantly higher in patients admitted with heart failure and influenza infection compared to admissions for heart failure alone.
8 Jan 2019

Lower SBP linked to worse outcomes in older HF patients with reduced ejection fraction and hypertension

Clinicians should focus on preventing heart failure (HF) in patients with hypertension and providing optimal therapy in those with symptomatic disease, rather than on a specific blood pressure target, an editorial said.
25 Jun 2019

Recalls continue for hypertension medicines

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Mar 2019

No association between antihypertensive treatment and mortality, CVD in mild, low-risk hypertension, but some association with increased adverse events

Physicians following guidelines that generalize findings from hypertension trials conducted in high-risk individuals to those at lower risk should use caution, the study authors noted.
6 Nov 2018

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.
6 Sep 2022

Stories to change clinicians' views of substance use

A randomized clinical trial looked at the effects of a visual campaign and a narrative vignette on stigmas surrounding opioid use disorder.
1 Jun 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Pulmonary hypertension

A 56-year-old woman with a developmental delay and known pulmonary hypertension from a congenital cardiac condition is evaluated. On physical examination, the S1 is normal and the S2 is loud. There is a grade 1/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. The toes demonstrate cyanosis and digital clubbing; her hands appear normal. What is the most likely cause of her pulmonary hypertension?
28 Aug 2018

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