High blood pressure: The hot drink proven to lower your reading and prevent complications
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious complications if left untreated, so doing what you can to prevent the condition or control a high reading is very important. Studies have proven a certain drink can help keep your blood pressure in check.
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Sadikah Behbehani, Tiffany Pham, Katie Kunze, Megan Wasson, Johnny YiABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo determine the incidence of a successful in-office voiding trial after minimally invasive hysterectomy.DesignA retrospective cohort study.SettingA tertiary care academic center.PatientsAll patients undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomies (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) from January 2013 to July 2018 who have an unsuccessful voiding trial in the postoperative unit.InterventionsA voiding trial.Measurements and Main ...
Conclusions: BMI and WC may predict incident hypertension better than skinfold thickness, WHR, and WHTR in the Chinese population.Ann Nutr Metab 2019;74:215 –223
Abstract: Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that affects approximately 4% of pregnancies. Preeclampsia is defined as new-onset hypertension after 20 weeks gestation often accompanied by new-onset proteinuria. Women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy are at an increased risk for hypertension and stroke later in life. Healthcare providers should screen women appropriately to minimize risk.
Conclusions: POAG cases and controls had similar neurocognitive function as measured by the MoCA. Among POAG cases, worse VF loss was associated with lower MoCA. Future studies are needed to further elucidate the clinical effect of neuropathy in POAG.Neurodegener Dis 2018;18:315 –321
Conclusions: Among stroke patients in ICU, we identified significant risk factors of stroke-associated AKI. Serum CysC level at ICU admission was an important biomarker for predicting AKI and 28-day mortality.Blood Purif
Abstract A 47-year-old white woman presented to our clinic complaining of recalcitrant warts on her trunk and extremities. She had an extensive past medical history including immunodeficiency of unknown origin, pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus, for which she was being treated with chronic immunosuppressive therapy with methylprednisolone and belimumab. The patient had previously failed treatments at an outside facility with liquid nitrogen, trichloroacetic acid, topical cidofovir, imiquimod, topical 5-fluorouracil, intralesional candida antigen, pulsed-dye laser (Vbeam...
Abstract A 73-year-old man presented with a red papule on the posterior aspect of his neck (Figure 1). The growth had first been noted approximately 1 month before his visit. The patient complained of irritation from his collar but had no other symptoms. He had hypertension controlled by medication and denied recent weight loss, malaise, or swollen glands. Examination of the lesion revealed a firm, bright red papule 4 mm in diameter on a slightly indurated flesh-color base. (SKINmed. 2019;17:65-66). PMID: 30888953 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The rate of SAEs associated with (not necessarily caused by) diazoxide has been demonstrated. The rate of SAE in newborns with perinatal stress hyperinsulinism is significantly higher than that of otherwise healthy babies with genetic forms of hyperinsulinism, suggesting that caution should be used when prescribing diazoxide to this population. This information should help balance the risk benefit of treatment and provide guidance on screening for these complications in the population of treated patients.Horm Res Paediatr
PMID: 30882193 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Glaucoma is an optic nerve neuropathy of undetermined cause. Although many mechanisms are thought to be involved in the development and progression of the disease, only an increased intraocular pressure has been established as a clinically significant modifiable risk factor. Nevertheless, up to 40% of patients develop glaucoma without evidence of increased intraocular pressure. Ample evidence suggests that alterations in the control of arterial blood might negatively affect optic nerve function. However, evidence-based guidelines on the management of arterial blood pressure in glaucoma patients are lackin...