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Top 20 POEMs Should Provide Better Context of Study Quality and Scope - Letters to the ...

Jan 15, 2019 - ...evidence. We are concerned that in the presentation of clinical questions and bottom-line answers for Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, some of these considerations are missing. Study 1, an investigation on blood pressure measurements using a bare arm vs. a shirt sleeve, is...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p74.html

Consider Cardiovascular Risk Factors Before Prescribing Triptans for Migraine - Letters...

Sep 15, 2018 - ...triptans include, but are not limited to, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and uncontrolled hypertension. A 2004 American Headache Society consensus statement noted that the cardiovascular risk for triptans is relatively small, with...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p342.html

Exercise Is Effective Therapy for Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic ...

Oct 1, 2016 - ...CNP/CPPS; men with this condition at the start of the surveys in 1986 were excluded. The surveys also included questions on tobacco use, hypertension, duration of weekly screen time in 1988, amount of physical activity, and type of physical activity. Based on symptoms, 689 men...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1001/p533.html

Foods Containing Saturated Fat: Dietary Limits Are Still Essential - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2016 - ...to 22% after two years. This relative risk reduction is comparable to that achieved by pharmacologic treatment of mild to moderate hypertension. Finally, the authors state that consuming dairy foods may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. However,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p438.html

Diagnostic Tool for Gout Without Need for Joint Fluid Aspiration - Letters to the ...

Feb 15, 2016 - ...Hypertension or at least one of the following conditions: angina pectoris, cerebrovascular accident, heart failure, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, transient ischemic attack 1.5 Serum uric acid level > 5.88 mg per dL (350 μmol per L) 3.5 Total ____...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p256.html

Increasing Potassium Intake May Help Mitigate Cardiovascular Risk - Letters to the ...

Sep 15, 2015 - ...Original article: Nonpharmacologic Management of Hypertension: What Works? Issue date: June 1, 2015 See additional reader comments at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p772.html to the editor: Many of my patients with hypertension are interested in avoiding medication, so I...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p430.html

Glycemic Control Is an Important Consideration in Diabetes Care - Letters to the Editor...

Oct 15, 2014 - ...it is not—clinicians must spend their time with patients focusing on the other life-prolonging fingers of diabetes care. Poor control of hypertension is associated with high blood glucose levels, meaning that clinicians spend too much time on the pinky of glycemic control and not...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p524.html

Heavy Metal Poisoning Should Be Recognized as a Cause of Hypertension in Children - ...

Sep 1, 2012 - ...Heavy Metal Poisoning Should Be Recognized as a Cause of Hypertension in Children Am Fam Physician. 2012 Sep 1;86(5):394. Original Article: High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents Issue Date: April 1, 2012 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p693.html to the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p394.html

Consider Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Syncope - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2012 - ...Next: Heavy Metal Poisoning Should Be Recognized as a Cause of Hypertension in Children View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 86/No. 5(September 1, 2012) / Consider Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Syncope...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p392.html

Effects of Bariatric Surgeries on Obesity and Comorbidities - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2012 - ...RYGB or VSG had resolution of diabetes, compared with 57 percent of those who underwent LAGB.1 Resolution of comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, sleep apnea, dyslipidemia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, is significantly higher after RYGB than after LAGB.3 Patients...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/p218.html

Case Report: Patient with Ketoacidosis and Impaired Insulin Secretion - Letters to the ...

Feb 1, 2011 - ...of insulin resistance can cause beta cell exhaustion in the absence of autoimmunity,2 common manifestations of insulin resistance such as hypertension and obesity were absent in this patient. Alternatively, he may have had an atypical presentation of LADA in which the initial...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p232.html

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: As Easy As 1, 2, 3? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 15, 2010 - ...of clinical trials have suggested that beta blockers may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death in patients with hypertension who have not already had an MI (i.e., beta blockers for secondary prevention).4,5 Thus, recommending beta blockers for secondary...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1167.html

Interpreting and Evaluating the Details of the JUPITER Study - Letters to the Editor - ...

Sep 15, 2010 - ...cardiovascular disease when possible. There are multiple risk detection tools available: family history, smoking, diet, lack of exercise, hypertension, and lipid levels. I believe we can now add inflammation to this list. Similarly, we can possibly add to our armamentarium of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p571.html

Lowering Sodium Intake Can Help Reduce Hypertension - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Aug 15, 2010 - ...Lowering Sodium Intake Can Help Reduce Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2010 Aug 15;82(4):322-324. Original Article: Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension Issue Date: May 15, 2009 Available at: htt...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p322.html

Effect of Beta Blockers on Patient's Lipid Profiles - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2010 - ...Original Article: Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Issue Date: December 1, 2008 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1277.html to the editor: I read with interest the article on hypertension in patients with diabetes mellitus. The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p838.html

Case Report: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Recently Widowed Woman - Letters to the ...

Nov 1, 2009 - ...A 74-year-old black woman with a history of hypertension presented with complaints of weakness and chest pain a few days after the death of her husband whom she had been married to for 35 years. Her examination revealed a blood pressure of 186/88 mm Hg and tachycardia....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p908.html

Disease Mongering and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Oct 15, 2009 - ...Next: Thiazide Diuretics Remain First-Line Treatment for Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 80/No. 8(October 15, 2009) / Disease Mongering and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1015/p775.html

Case Report: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Woman with Migraines - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2009 - ...to the editor: A 45-year-old woman with a history of migraines and a recent diagnosis of hypertension presented with a two-day history of increasing headache. She had taken over-the-counter medications with some relief. On the second day, the patient awoke with terrible pain located...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p374.html

Potential Side Effects of SSRI Use Include Risk of Hyponatremia - Letters to the Editor...

Feb 1, 2009 - ...When used in late pregnancy, an association has been shown between SSRIs and neonatal withdrawal syndrome and persistent pulmonary hypertension.3,4 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends avoidance of paroxetine (Paxil) in particular, because of an...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0201/ol1.html

Case Report: CHD as a Potential Cause of Chest Pain in Adult Patients - Letters to the ...

Oct 15, 2008 - ...would like to present a case in which a careful and systematic physical examination yielded an alternative diagnosis in a patient whose hypertension was long believed to be secondary to cocaine abuse. A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1015/p911.html

Economic Influence on the Drafting of Practice Guidelines - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - ...therapy (for example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic stable angina, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis).5 Although some degree of altruism motivates these involvements, the economic incentives to push for...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p30.html

Case Report: Patient Adherence to Drug Regimens Vital to Treatment - Letters to the ...

Sep 15, 2007 - ...months. On the day of presentation, the patient was unable to bear any weight on her right leg. Her medical history was significant for hypertension, mental retardation, and a seizure disorder. Physical examination revealed right lower extremity warmth, tenderness to palpation, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p769a.html

Clarification About Smoking Cessation Interventions - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 15, 2007 - ...should be implemented in primary care settings.2,3 Their position also runs counter to how other major chronic medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes are to be addressed. A physician would be expected to address elevated blood pressure or blood glucose levels in a...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1151.html

Amlodipine/Atorvastatin for Preventing Heart Disease - Letters to the Editor - American...

Feb 1, 2007 - ...Another statement in the article was: Calcium channel blockers, including amlodipine, are not the drugs of choice for treating hypertension; they are for patients who cannot tolerate or who do not experience adequate control with diuretics, beta blockers or ACE inhibitors. 1 The...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p311.html

Lidocaine Patch for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia? - Letters to the Editor - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Next: Beta Blockers as First-Line Therapy for Hypertension? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 74/No. 3(August 1, 2006) / Lidocaine Patch for Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia?...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p378.html

Statins in Primary Prevention: Uncertainty in Women, Elderly - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Next: Weight Loss Reduces Long-term Risk of Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 73/No. 6(March 15, 2006) / Statins in Primary Prevention: Uncertainty in Women, Elderly...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p973.html

Case Report: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2005 - ...new onset of seizures with accelerated hypertension. MRI showed characteristic abnormalities of PRES. Aggressive management of blood pressure resulted in complete resolution of clinical and radiologic findings. A 19-year-old woman with hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2430.html

Suggest Vegetarian Diet to Patients with Dysmenorrhea - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 15, 2005 - ...recommendation of a vegetarian diet over a drug prescription if it was offered by physicians for dysmenorrhea and for conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. It remains to be seen whether such a diet may be beneficial in reducing risk for other conditions...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1015/ol2.html

Case Report: Use of Prazosin for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Letters ...

Sep 1, 2005 - ...activity. The use of prazosin is likely to be familiar to family physicians given its past popularity in the treatment of patients with hypertension. After warning the patient about the potentially significant first-dose effect of orthostatic hypotension, a trial of prazosin was...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p758.html

Case Report: Drug Interactions Between Statins and Azole Antifungals - Letters to the ...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...The patient is a 67-year-old woman with dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. Her medications included simvastatin, enalapril (Vasotec), isosorbide dinitrate (Sorbitrate), atenolol (Tenormin), and insulin. Three weeks before presentation, she...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/ol2.html

Hemolytic Anemia Manifesting as Improved A1C Values - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...A 59-year-old woman was evaluated for diabetes mellitus and hypertension in our outpatient clinic. She required regular insulin therapy for glucose control and was receiving ramipril, methyldopa, and nifedipine for hypertension and diabetic nephropathy. Over the past two years, her...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/ol2.html

Case Report: Late-Onset Eclampsia Presents as Bilateral Cortical Blindness - Letters to...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...The patient was a healthy, 21-year-old black woman, gravida three, para one, with a previous normal pregnancy and no history of hypertension or preeclampsia. She had an unremarkable prenatal course and her blood pressure prenatally ranged from 98/62 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg one week...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p856a.html

Treatment of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2005 - ...discussed the risk of mortality associated with OSA, it did not mention some of the other serious problems associated with OSA (such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, psychiatric problems, impotence, cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p861.html

Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons Am Fam Physician. 2004 Nov 1;70(9):1646-1648. to the editor: I read with great interest the article, New Developments in the Management of Hypertension, 1 in American Family Physician, which provides an excellent...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1646a.html

Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis - Letters to the Editor - ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...Next: Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension in Diabetic Persons View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 70/No. 9(November 1, 2004) / Nontreponemal Test Titer Printout for Patients with Syphilis...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1646.html

Perinephric Abscess Caused by Group B Streptococcus - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Her past surgeries included tubal ligation, three cesarean sections, and removal of an ectopic pregnancy. Her medical history included hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, depression, and hypercholesterolemia. Six weeks before admission, she was treated with ciprofloxacin for a UTI...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2764.html

There Is No Substitute for a Thorough Drug History - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2003 - ...discomfort, anorexia, and weight loss of 15 lb. There was no history of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or dysuria. Medical history included hypertension, osteoarthritis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and hypercholesterolemia. The patient denied using tobacco or alcohol, but was taking...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0915/ol2.html

Examinations Should Include Food Allergy Tests - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 1, 2003 - ...for beta blockade. Diabetes that does not require insulin is a minor criteria, and, in conjunction with age greater than 65 years, hypertension, current smoking, or total cholesterol level more than 240, also is an indication for beta blockade. M. LEE CHAMBLISS, M.D., M.S.P.H. Moses...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p802.html

Potential Causes of Secondary Hypertension - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...Causes of Secondary Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 1;68(1):42. to the editor: Concerning the excellent article, Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension, 1 by Dr. Onusko, which mentions many rare but relevant possibilities for the cause of secondary hypertension, may I add one...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p42.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...With constant revising of the best practice recommendations based on results of new trials, I welcomed the article1 and editorial2 on hypertension in patients with diabetes in American Family Physician. However, the editorial2 by Dr. Bakris surprised me in its facile diagnosis and...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41a.html

ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...Next: Potential Causes of Secondary Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 68/No. 1(July 1, 2003) / ACE Inhibitor Use and Elevated Creatinine Levels...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0701/p41.html

Severe Hyponatremia as a Result of Thiazide Diuretic - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jun 15, 2003 - ...His medical history was remarkable for hypertension diagnosed 12 months before for which he was taking lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide, 20/25 mg daily. Social history was significant for 10 years of alcohol abuse with reported minimal intake over the last six months following a stay...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/ol1.html

Additional Side Effects of ACE Inhibitors - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...Division of Hypertension Mayo Clinic 200 1st SW Rochester, MN 55905 Send letters to afplet@aafp.org, or 11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211-2680. Include your complete address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Letters should be fewer than 400 words and limited to...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2048.html

Perioperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Sep 15, 2002 - ...to the editor: We would like to commend the authors of the article entitled Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Essential Hypertension and Quality of Life. 1 However, as health care providers in the perioperative arena, we would like to stress the importance of obstructive...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p958.html

Postpartum Eclampsia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - ...hours of delivery. Prepartum, the disease is definitively treated by delivery with subsequent diuresis and resolution of proteinuria and hypertension. A 37-year-old woman (gravida 5, para 3, spontaneous abortion 1) had an uneventful pregnancy with good prenatal care, documented...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p378.html

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Strategies for risk reduction are well established for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Physicians don't talk to their patients with these conditions in the terms proposed by Dr. McCormack. Rather than discuss specific levels of risk or risk reduction, we tell our patients,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1913.html

Sildenafil-Simvastatin Interaction: Possible Cause of Rhabdomyolysis? - Letters to the ...

Feb 15, 2001 - ...the concomitant use of sildenafil (Viagra) and simvastatin (Zocor) might have caused rhabdomyolysis. A 76-year-old man with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia presented to the office with a complaint of erectile dysfunction. At that time, his medications included...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p636.html

Comments on Type 2 Diabetes Screening and Treatment - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...are at significantly increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and greater risk of dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Along with the American Diabetes Association, we believe that screening for type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic, high-risk...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p48.html

Prevention of Relapse in Alcohol Dependence - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Apr 1, 1999 - ...and referral when necessary make addiction a primary care disease. Relapse prevention in alcoholism is similar to that in diabetes or hypertension. The physician must work within the therapeutic relationship, maintain a nonjudgmental attitude, communicate empathy and reinforce...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1753.html

SSRIs and St.John's Wort: Possible Toxicity? - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Previous: Living with Hypertension Next: Stable Coronary Artery Disease View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 57/No. 5(March 1, 1998) / SSRIs and St.John's Wort: Possible Toxicity?...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p950.html

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