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Podcast | Southern Medicine | October 25, 2021

Nephrology for the Non-Nephrologist: Hypertension

Hypertension is a leading cause of kidney disease and in part four of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Dr. Donald DiPette, who serves on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to discuss the clinical implications of hypertension as a significant cardiovascular risk factor. They will also review the clinical care implications of the recent hypertension management and treatment guidelines.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease2 Nephrology and Urology6 Hypertension2

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CME Article: Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes

Objectives: Some authors have recommended troponin measurement to stratify patient mortality risk, but it is unclear whether troponin values add to age and routine admission laboratory tests in the prediction of in-hospital mortality of older adult patients without suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of our study was to...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease13

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Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Developed Bradycardia

Objective: To assess the clinical characteristics and clinical outcomes of bradycardic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. Methods: The electronic medical records of 221 consecutive patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia between June and September 2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient characteristics, electrocardiographic data, and clinical and laboratory information were retrospectively...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease13 Infectious Disease57

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CME Article: Risk of Silent Myocardial Infarction in Prediabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study in a Veteran Population

Objectives: In the management of cardiovascular disease, it is important to identify patients at risk early on, to provide interventions to prevent the disease and its complications. The goal of our study was to investigate the association between glucose levels and silent myocardial infarction (SMI) among patients, who consisted of...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease13 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adolescents: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988–2016

Objectives: Lifestyle behaviors relevant to cardiovascular health are learned during childhood and continued into adulthood. Children and adolescents who participate in unhealthy behaviors have a higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Public health institutions publish behavior and clinical recommendations designed for adolescents to reduce their lifetime cardiovascular risk....

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease13

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1

Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

The objective of this study was to examine the occurrence of high blood pressure in patients with hyperthyroidism. The authors present findings from a specialty clinic and a national sample which suggests that clinicians should consider the possibility of untreated hyperthyroidism in patients with hypertension, even if they have minimal symptoms that may be attributed to hyperthyroidism.

Posted in: Hypertension1

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CME Article: Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

Objective: Hypertension can cause significant morbidity and reduced life expectancy. Most patients with hypertension have primary hypertension; however, 10% to 15% have secondary hypertension. Endocrine disorders as a secondary cause occur in approximately 10% of patients with secondary hypertension, and thyroid disorders account for approximately 1% of all patients with...

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Hypertension1

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Pheochromocytoma, a Mimicker of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, A Case Report

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease5 Obstetrics and Gynecology9 Women’s & Children’s Health21 Pregnancy3

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Improving Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus control by a multidisciplinary approach at BHCC

Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus are two chronic diseases that have a tremendous healthcare impact associated to social determinants. Diabetes mellitus affects at least 34 million Americans in 2020, according to the National Diabetes Statistics Report of 2020 and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2018.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease5 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Hypertension1 Diabetes Mellitus2

Abstract | November 6, 2020

An Unfortunate Case of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after Transradial Cardiac Catheterization: A Case Report

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare debilitating condition, of a neurological nature, affecting commonly the distal extremities bypassing dermatomal distributions. CRPS is characterized by pain out of proportion of the affected area with associated swelling, decreased range of motion (ROM), vasomotor involvement, and skin involvement, muscle wasting, and contractures.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease5

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