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Pearls help diagnose, manage drug-resistant hypertension

A few diagnostic pearls can help internists suss out when a patient truly has drug-resistant hypertension and what to do about those cases.
1 Jun 2014

Review suggests optimal dose of omega-3 fatty acids for reducing blood pressure

The optimal intake for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure reduction is 2 to 3 g/d, according to a dose-response meta-analysis of 71 randomized controlled trials, although an editorial said omega-3s “are still not fully ready for prime time.”
7 Jun 2022

Solution to resistant hypertension sometimes hides in plain sight

This issue also addresses stories about osteoarthritis, race and clinical algorithms, and follow-up care for thyroid cancers.
1 May 2021

Multifactorial management advised for resistant hypertension

It is important to optimally manage lifestyle factors, such as weight, dietary sodium, alcohol, and physical inactivity, and management should also include long-acting thiazide-like diuretics and addition of a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, the statement said.
18 Sep 2018

White coat hypertension presents an elusive challenge

Although white coat hypertension is chalked up to general anxiety, it may be the medical setting, and specifically the physician, that acts as the trigger.
1 Oct 2012

Annual face time between patients and physicians rose since 1979 due to longer visits

A racial/ethnic gap in time spent with physicians widened over the three studied decades, with White patients getting 22.9 and 14.7 minutes more per year than Black and Hispanic patients, respectively, by 2018.
14 Jun 2022

Don't overlook pulmonary hypertension

Learn how doctors can best spot pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which treatments have improved dramatically but inclusion in the typical internist's differential hasn't.
1 Apr 2013

Masked hypertension common in CKD, especially with elevated nighttime blood pressure

Masked hypertension occurs commonly in patients with chronic kidney disease and is associated with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, proteinuria, and cardiovascular target organ damage.
1 Mar 2016

Take a tiered approach to CVD

Primary care physicians' efforts are paying off as they promote primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, even in a time-pressed visit.
1 Feb 2022

MKSAP Quiz: 8-week history of postprandial abdominal pain

A 54-year-old man is evaluated for an 8-week history of postprandial, gnawing, epigastric abdominal pain after every meal. Pain begins 30 minutes after eating, persists for 1 hour, and gradually resolves. Following a physical exam and upper endoscopy, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
10 May 2022

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