Mobile tech program helps adults control high blood pressure
Oct 19, 2021
Greater engagement with self-management program linked to lower systolic BP over time, lower risk for very high BP
FDA reduces recommended salt levels in Americans’ food
Oct 13, 2021
The new, voluntary guideline aims to reduce average sodium intake from 3,400 to 3,000 mg per day in the next 2.5 years
Treat nighttime BP swings to cut diabetes mortality risk, 21-year study suggests
Sep 28, 2021
Abnormal nighttime blood pressure dips can double the odds of death for patients with diabetes, a long-term study has found. Clinicians should regularly look for and treat the problem, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 24
Sep 24, 2021
Hypertension kick-starts vascular dementia in mid-age, but some brains fight back, study finds … Expansion drove thousands of new Medicaid patients to nursing homes, but do they belong? … Sleep apnea...
Urinary stress hormone levels linked to incident hypertension
Sep 13, 2021
Risk for incident hypertension increased per doubling of norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, cortisol during median 6.5 years
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 7
Sep 07, 2021
Study of 6.2 million patients finds no serious health effects for Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots … Eli Lilly’s COVID antibody combo approved again for use in all 50 states … Risk of ‘long COVID’...
Ultra-low-dose combo cuts systolic BP in hypertension
Aug 30, 2021
Reduction in systolic blood pressure greater at week 12 with fixed-dose quadruple quarter-dose combo versus standard-dose monotherapy
Effectiveness similar for first-line ACE inhibitors, ARBs in hypertension
Jul 26, 2021
Risks for angioedema, cough, pancreatitis, and GI bleeding significantly lower with ARBs for first-line HTN treatment
Less popular hypertension drug has fewer side effects, study finds
Jul 28, 2021
Two common choices for treating high blood pressure do a good job of preventing related cardiovascular events. But one drug class is less associated with swelling, cough, pancreas inflammation and gastrointestinal...
Cognition appears unaffected or even improved by certain drugs commonly prescribed to older adults
Jun 22, 2021
Growing evidence suggests that statin therapy is not associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment or decline in individual cognition domains. Meanwhile, a second study finds that antihypertensives...