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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...

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Are Salt Tablets Effective in the Treatment of Euvolemic Hyponatremia?

Objectives: There is limited evidence for the use of salt tablets in the treatment of hyponatremia. This retrospective study evaluated the effectiveness of salt tablet administration in euvolemic hyponatremia.Methods: This was a single-center, retrospective cohort study. Information on patients’ demographics, clinical characteristics, and laboratory data were collected for retrospective review....

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When to Worry about Cancer: Concurrent Carcinoma and Recurrence in Borderline Ovarian Tumors

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to identify and assess the factors associated with concurrent carcinoma and recurrence in women with epithelial borderline ovarian tumors.Methods: The cancer and pathology databases at a tertiary care academic cancer center were queried for all borderline ovarian tumors from 2005 to 2015. Cases...

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Ovarian Disorders And Female Reproductive Health1 Gynecologic Cancer3 Ovarian Disorders1

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Outcomes in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic in Rural Primary Care

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary diabetes team model of care in assisting patients to achieve improved glucose control in a primary care rural setting.Methods: A family medicine clinic at a rural university medical center developed an interdisciplinary diabetes team clinic composed...

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Children’s Age, Family Conflict, and Children’s HbA1c: Are Girls and Boys Different?

Objective: This study examined the relation between children’s sex, age, family conflict, and children’s glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Methods: Parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus were recruited from the diabetes clinic of a midwestern children’s hospital. The survey included demographics and the Diabetes Family Conflict Scale (DFCS). The...

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