Sleep Information Center
The researchers examined the links between pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and elevated blood pressure and OSA’s orthostatic reactivity in adolescence.
A physician and nurse were sued after a patient’s death – a lawsuit which might have been avoided if they followed their hospital’s chest pain protocol.
Pediatrics Information Center
The purpose of the updated statement stems from NAPNAP’s commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles to establish a foundation of optimal health.
Can you diagnose this patient with circular lesions on his hands and arms?
Does this patient have secondary hypertension? Secondary hypertension (HTN) can be defined as HTN that has a specific cause, and thus is potentially curable. Although this has not been carefully evaluated in the literature, it represents about 10-15% of all patients with HTN. Common causes Renal Parenchymal Disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD), any etiology of…
NP expert reviews the top 5 most practical presentations from AANP 2021 with topics ranging from obesity medications and suicide prevention to managing hypertension in diverse populations and cannabinoid use.
Does this patient have hypertensive crisis Hypertensive crisis is present if the elevated blood pressure (BP) is complicated by progressive target organ dysfunction, e.g., heart failure, coronary vascular disease, aortic dissection, encephalopathy, acute renal failure, intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhge or fundoscopy reveals hypertensive neuroretinopathy indicative of malignant hypertension. What is hypertensive crisis? What are some…
Cardiovascular Disease Information Center
The AHA outlines screening, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for obstructive sleep apnea and CV complications tied to the sleep disorder.
Does this patient have essential hypertension? Prevalence Despite recent advances in the treatment of hypertension, and increased public awareness by the introduction of several public health campaigns such as National Blood Pressure Education Program, hypertension remains a prevalent medical condition affecting ~30% of United States (US) population aged 18 years and older with no significant…
Critical Care Medicine
1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Severe hypertension is a common scenario encountered in intensive care patients. The role of the clinician is to establish the etiology and to determine whether blood pressure reduction may be detrimental or desirable. Table I. Classification of hypertension Two terms describe conditions associated with…