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Multifactorial management advised for resistant hypertension

It is important to optimally manage lifestyle factors, such as weight, dietary sodium, alcohol, and physical inactivity, and management should also include long-acting thiazide-like diuretics and addition of a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, the statement said.

Low-dose aspirin's effects on survival may come with caveats

A trial was stopped early after researchers determined that continued aspirin use appeared to yield no benefit.

MKSAP Quiz: Intermittent pruritic rash of 8 years

A 32-year-old man is evaluated for an intermittent pruritic rash of 8 years' duration. Medical history is significant for mild persistent asthma. His only medications are an albuterol inhaler and an inhaled glucocorticoid. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Tailored thresholds for FIT may increase colorectal cancer detection

Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.

Team-based health care linked to improved patient outcomes, physician well-being

The authors define team-based health care as the promotion of health services to individuals, families, and/or their communities by at least two health professionals working collaboratively with patients and caregivers to achieve coordinated, high-quality care.

ACP joins coalition of health care organizations in effort to improve diagnostic accuracy

ACT for Better Diagnosis™, an initiative of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are Accurate, Communicated, and Timely.

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ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.