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Cardiovascular Complications of T2DM: Drugs to Watch
May 13, 2013
Colesevelam helps reduce serum glucose levels and also lowers LDL-C in patients with type 2 diabetes. In patients on stable levels of antihyperglycemic medication, bromocriptine reduces the relative risk of cardiovascular events. Both are included in the 2013 AACE algorithm as add-on therapy in patients on dual or triple therapy for diabetes.
Alternate-Day Statin Therapy
May 10, 2013
For patients who have stopped therapy as a result of intolerable side effects and have failed rechallenge with the same or a similar statin, the strategy seems to work well.
Would Annual Blood Pressure Checks Reduce False Positives?
March 19, 2013
Measuring a patient’s blood pressure once a year instead of at every visit would reduce the rate of false-positive results in patients who do not have hypertension and eliminate the need for further workup in many patients.
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Scimitar Syndrome in Turner Syndrome
May 16, 2011
A 39 year-old female with Turner Syndrome completely asymptomatic in the previous years, presented to our department with recent onset of dizziness and fatigue.
September 7, 2011
An 18-year-old woman with no known medical history presented to the ED complaining of fever, chills, and rigors of a week’s duration. The patient appeared very ill with hypotension, tachycardia, tachypnea, and fever.
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.
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