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These guidelines have been written to provide a straightforward approach to managing hypertension in the community. We have intended that this brief curriculum and set of recommendations be useful not only for primary care physicians and medical students, but for all professionals who work as hands-on practitioners. We are aware that there is great(More)
The authors assessed the costs of hospital-acquired infections using rigorous econometric methods on publicly available data, controlling for the interdependency of length of stay and the incidence of hospital acquired infection, and estimated the cost shares of different payers. They developed a system of equations involving length of stay, incidence of(More)
Since the first International Society on Hypertension in Blacks consensus statement on the "Management of High Blood Pressure in African American" in 2003, data from additional clinical trials have become available. We reviewed hypertension and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment guidelines, pharmacological hypertension clinical end point(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix is a common malignancy, but like other genital malignancies, it rarely metastasizes to the heart, even in advanced stages. This case illustrates several points, including the presentation of a cardiac metastasis mimicking ischemic cardiac disease on electrocardiogram. The diagnosis was further suggested by cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether greater implementation of clinical care strategies in managed care is associated with attenuation of known racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using cross-sectional data, we examined the quality of diabetes care as measured by frequencies of process delivery as well as medication(More)
More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States have low health literacy, which can adversely affect the quality and cost of health care. These individuals are less likely than those who are health literate to be knowledgeable about their chronic diseases and possess adequate self-management skills, and are more likely to make medication errors. Demographic(More)
Few medical schools or residency programs offer adequate training in sexual medicine. Using the experience gained in our long-standing program in human sexuality for medical students, we have pilot tested a half-day intensive workshop curriculum for residents that focuses on sexual communication skills and management of sexual problems. Unlike our medical(More)
Chlorthalidone's safety and efficacy in the management of hypertension has been demonstrated in landmark trials. Despite understanding the effects of thiazides on urinary sodium excretion and intravascular volume, the exact mechanism of their antihypertensive effects is not clearly understood. Common compensatory mechanisms for decreases in circulating(More)
It is well documented that African American populations are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes mellitus compared with their white counterparts. They have a higher prevalence of diabetes, a higher rate of diabetes-related complications, greater disability from these complications, and poorer control and quality of care. In order to improve(More)