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Capillary Fragility in Zika Virus Infection

  A 42-year-old Hispanic woman with no known medical history presented to the hospital with subjective fevers, rash, and arthralgias 5 days after returning to the US from Honduras. She reported multiple mosquito bites while abroad and noted that many relatives had similar symptoms over the preceding weeks. On arrival to the Emergency Department, her […]

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Outcomes with Other Antihypertensive Agents

Outcomes with Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors vs Other Antihypertensive Agents in Hypertensive Blacks: Among hypertensive blacks, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors were associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, when compared with calcium channel blockers or thiazide diuretics. Background Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are used widely in the treatment of patients with hypertension. However, their efficacy in hypertensive […]

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Should Your Blood Pressure Be Checked in Both Arms? YES!

As heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, practitioners and patients alike are looking for ways to cut risk factors and identify new clues to assist with early detection. New research published in the March issue of The American Journal of Medicine suggests that there is […]

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AJM in the News: Blood Pressure Research in the New York Times

The lead research article in the March 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine was featured in the New York Times Well Blog today. The Systolic Blood Pressure Difference Between Arms and Cardiovascular Disease in the Framingham Heart Study reveals that the the difference in blood pressure readings between a patient’s left and right […]

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March 2014: Differences in Right and Left Arm Blood Pressure (video)

What does it mean when a patient’s blood pressure in the left arm is different from his blood pressure in the right arm? Check out this video and related research in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. Here is a link to the research study: The Systolic Blood Pressure Difference Between […]

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