Posts Tagged ‘blood pressure’

Blood-Pressure Target in Patients with Septic Shock

Posted by • April 25th, 2014

In a multicenter, open-label trial, patients with septic shock were treated to maintain a mean arterial pressure target of either 80 to 85 mm Hg or 65 to 70 mm Hg. There were no significant between-group differences in 28-day mortality or in 90-day mortality. Septic shock is characterized by arterial hypotension despiteadequate fluid resuscitation. Clinical Pearls •… Read More…

Diabetes Care Goals: Are We Making Progress?

Posted by • April 24th, 2013

As a medical resident in primary care over the past three years, I cared for a large number of diabetic patients, and each one seemed to present a unique challenge. For instance, Walter, who was legally blind, lived alone, and required daily treatment with insulin. After numerous discussions with our clinic pharmacist and social worker,… Read More…

Secondary Stroke Prevention

Posted by • May 16th, 2012

Patients with stroke are at high risk for subsequent vascular events, including recurrent stroke (highest risk), myocardial infarction, and death from vascular causes. The latest article in our Clinical Practice series reviews recommended strategies to reduce the risk of a subsequent stroke in patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. Worldwide, stroke… Read More…

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Posted by • August 5th, 2011

The latest article in our Clinical Practice review series, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy, reviews the potential risks associated with pregnancy among women with chronic hypertension and recommended treatment before and during pregnancy. Current recommendations regarding medications are reviewed. The prevalence of chronic hypertension in pregnancy in the United States is estimated to be as high as 3%,… Read More…