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Increasing nutrition education in medicine

Diet-related diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, comprise a large portion of primary care visits in the U.S.
1 Jan 2020

MKSAP Quiz: preconception evaluation with hypertension

A 25-year-old woman comes for a preconception evaluation. She has a history of hypertension that is well controlled with lisinopril. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and an electrocardiogram, what medication adjustments should be made before this patient proceeds with pregnancy?
13 Jan 2015

Home BP monitoring works, but not as well alone

Home blood pressure monitoring needs to be combined with other interventions and the data collected must be used to engage the patient in some way to have the greatest effect.
1 Nov 2020

MKSAP Quiz: managing hypertension in a pregnant patient

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit. She has a history of well-controlled hypertension and type 1 diabetes mellitus. She is at 16 weeks' gestation with her first pregnancy. Prior to conception she was taking lisinopril, which was discontinued in anticipation of the pregnancy, and labetalol was initiated. Other medications are insulin glargine, insulin lispro, and a prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate step in the management of this patient's hypertension?
14 Apr 2015

Hypertension often undertreated after hospitalization for stroke

Patients who were hospitalized for an ischemic stroke often had a systolic blood pressure (SBP) above 160 mm Hg at discharge and at subsequent outpatient visits, a recent study found.
13 Jan 2015

Understanding heart failure in African Americans

African Americans have a higher incidence of heart disease at a younger age, and they meet fewer criteria for ideal cardiovascular health, such as nonsmoking, physical activity, and lower body mass index.
1 Nov 2019

MKSAP Quiz: Establish care visit for pediatric cancer survivor

A 28-year-old woman is seen to establish care. Medical history is significant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosed and treated at age 5 years; she has been leukemia free since completion of therapy. Following a physical exam and cervical cancer screening, what is the most appropriate additional survivorship assessment to perform next?
22 Feb 2022

Hypertension may be underdiagnosed in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are nearly 30% less likely to be diagnosed with hypertension than those without the disease, a study found.
6 May 2014

Pinpoint patients' top priorities

An approach to decision making in older adults with multiple chronic conditions begins with identifying the patient's health priorities before deciding which treatments to continue, stop, or start to align care with these individual goals.
1 Jun 2021

EHR alerts from remote BP monitoring often led to med adjustments, appointments in a single-center study

However, about a third of the electronic health record (EHR) alerts indicating multiple elevated blood pressure (BP) readings in patients with hypertension did not lead to changes in care plans.
25 Jan 2022

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