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Antihypertensive Medications and PTSD Incidence in a Trauma Cohort
This 22-year study provides a detailed examination of the relationship between antihypertensive medications and PTSD incidence in trauma victims. Physicians interested in the potential preventive role of these medications in PTSD are invited to delve into the findings and implications for future research.
Neurology August 15th 2023
Zilebesiran, an RNA Interference Therapeutic Agent for Hypertension
Investigating a new frontier in hypertension treatment, this phase 1 study elucidates the efficacy and safety of zilebesiran, an RNA interference therapeutic agent. The study offers insights into dose-dependent effects and coadministration with existing hypertension medications, inviting further exploration in this vital area of medicine.
Cardiology August 3rd 2023
Time Spent in Systolic BP Range an Independent Predictor for Probable Dementia
New findings suggest systolic blood pressure time in target range as a potential indicator for dementia risk, independent of mean SBP, underscoring the role of consistent blood pressure management in dementia prevention.
Neurology July 5th 2023
Patients May Respond Differently to Different Hypertension Drug Classes
In a randomized, double-blind, repeated crossover trial that involved almost 1,500 individuals with stage II hypertension, researchers found significant variation in individual responses to different antihypertensive treatments, particularly for lisinopril versus hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril versus amlodipine, candesartan versus hydrochlorothiazide, and candesartan versus amlodipine. The study highlights the need for personalized antihypertensive therapy as there is substantial heterogeneity in blood pressure response to drug therapy for hypertension. The researchers recommend further studies to identify the mechanisms behind these individual differences to enable personalized antihypertensive therapy in routine clinical practice. This study’s findings underscore the importance of considering individualized treatment approaches for hypertension management to achieve optimal outcomes.
Cardiology May 3rd 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Motivating Lifestyle Change
This 28-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes works two jobs, says he does not have time to exercise, takes most of his meals from fast-food restaurants, and is unhappy with his lifestyle. What would you recommend?
Cardiology April 5th 2023