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CME Article: Peripartum Hypertensive Crisis Simulation and Education Initiative among Rural Emergency Departments

Objective: To determine whether the introduction of hypertensive bundles through simulation and education would result in the timely assessment and treatment of a simulated patient in a peripartum hypertensive crisis. Methods: This prospective observational pilot study evaluates the use of simulation and education on hypertension bundled care for peripartum patients...

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology44 Hypertension2

Podcast | Practice of 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

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

SMJ Article | Original Article

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 Metabolism9 Hypertension2

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 Disease7 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism12 Hypertension1 Diabetes Mellitus2

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | February 28, 2020

Hypertension: Still a Significant Health Concern

February is HEART month (appropriate since February contains Valentine’s day) and because heart disease or cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and now globally, it is appropriate that we continue to educate clinicians and citizens of the pathophysiology, clinical consequences, and management of heart disease. Since hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease including its major target organs such as the heart, brain, kidney, and blood vessels, this podcast will be dedicated to hypertension. Areas of discussion that will take place are: why is hypertension an important clinical condition, what causes hypertension, and what are some current innovative measures and/or programs to detect and manage hypertension for the individual as well as at a population level.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease2 Hypertension2
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