Margaret E Brunt

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BACKGROUND Disclosure of medical research results to the public creates tension between lay medical reporters and the medical profession. OBJECTIVE To explore the early effect of media attention on the risks associated with short-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for treating hypertension after publication at a national meeting and following(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is often uncontrolled. One reason might be physicians' reticence to modify therapy in response to single office measurements of vital signs. METHODS Using electronic records from an inner-city primary care practice, we extracted information about vital signs, diagnoses, test results, and drug therapy available on the first primary(More)
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