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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

Compr Ther 2010 ;36:23-7

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is an uncommon manifestation of a very commonly used drug. It can lead to catastrophic complications, especially if appropriate therapy is not initiated. This article reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this important topic. Read More

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January 2011
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Antiplatelet therapy in cardiovascular disease.

Compr Ther 2010 ;36:20-2

Iowa Heart Center, 5880 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA.

Antiplatelet therapy has an essential role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. In this article, we discuss the characteristics of current, new and emerging antiplatelet drugs, their mechanisms of action, and their role in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Read More

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January 2011
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Genetics of cardiovascular disease.

Authors:
Tyler Cymet

Compr Ther 2010 ;36:18-9

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 4915 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, USA.

It is often assumed that cardiovascular disease is due to issues related to lifestyle. While lifestyle does contribute to the expression of cardiovascular issues, a genetic etiology to Marfan's syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome have been shown. It is unclear as to what role genetics plays in hypertension and hyperlipidemia, although it is felt that genetics contributes to these pathologies as well. Read More

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January 2011
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Septic renal vein thrombosis complicated by septic pulmonary embolism.

Compr Ther 2010 ;36:14-7

Department of Cardiology, UAB Medical Center, LHRB 314, 1530 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.

A 36-year-old HIV-infected man admitted with a possible pyelonephritis of the left kidney and a 3.5 cm thrombus of the left renal vein developed sudden onset of dyspnea. Multiple cavitating nodules revealed under CT were aspirated yielding purulent fluid. Read More

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January 2011
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Gout and hyperuricemia.

Compr Ther 2010 ;36:3-13

Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Hyperuricemia is an elevated uric acid level in blood. Gout is a common systemic metabolic disease characterized by deposition of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals with resultant acute intense inflammation of the involved joint. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic hyperuricemia to intermittent acute episodes of gouty arthritis to chronic tophaceous gout and chronic gouty arthropathy. Read More

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January 2011
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Problems with computerized health records.

Authors:
Martin J Szanto

Compr Ther 2010 ;36

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January 2011
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Nandrolone decanoate for the treatment of erythropoietin refractory anemia: a case series.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):199-203

Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-9162, USA.

Erythropoietin refractory anemias represent a continuing and increasing burden on the healthcare system. The current practice of providing these patients with rHuEPO does not seem to be working. Fewer than 50% of patients respond in some studies. Read More

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January 2010
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Hemoptysis in a patient with tracheopathia osteochondroplasia.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):196-8

Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Tracheopathia osteochondroplasia is a rare slowly progressive benign disease of unknown etiology characterized by submucosal nodules protruding in the airway. Most patients are asymptomatic but with progression of disease, symptoms of cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, wheezing, hoarseness, and rarely airway compromise have been reported. Management is symptomatic with control of cough, prophylaxis with antibiotics, and rarely surgery. Read More

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January 2010
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ANCA-associated small vessel vasculitis (AASV) presenting as anemia and acute renal dysfunction.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):192-5

Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA.

AASV is an autoimmune disease with multiple-system involvement, which if untreated, carries a poor prognosis. The kidneys are the most common involved organ in these vasculitides. We present a case of AASV who presented with severe anemia and acute renal failure that was treated with steroids and cyclophosphamide. Read More

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January 2010
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Treatment of patients with supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in a medical intensive care unit.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):188-91

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Direct-current cardioversion has a higher success rate than does medical therapy in converting supraventricular tachyarrhythmias to sinus rhythm and should be performed immediately in patients with hemodynamic instability. Hemodynamically stable patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, a rapid ventricular rate and without preexcitation syndrome should be treated with intravenous beta-adrenergic blocking drugs, amiodarone, verapamil, or diltiazem. In hemodynamically unstable patients with supraventricular tachycardia, intravenous adenosine is the drug of choice. Read More

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January 2010
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: evaluation and management.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):177-87

Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis consists of a group of diseases resulting from inhalation of organic particles causing an immunopathological reaction of the lungs in susceptible individuals. The diagnosis requires a detailed and careful history that would include social, environmental, and occupational status, pulmonary function tests, serum precipitins, bronchoalveolar lavage, imaging, and lung biopsy. Early recognition and avoidance of the causative agent is important although the use of corticosteroids hastens improvement of symptoms. Read More

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January 2010
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The emerging role of highly sensitive troponin in the evaluation of acute coronary syndrome.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):167-76

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Cardiac troponin is the biomarker of choice for the serological diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. With the development of "highly sensitive" troponin assays, it is now possible to measure levels of this marker at and below the current 99th percentile of a healthy population; high sensitive troponin assays show great potential in earlier detection of acute myocardial infarction and better risk prediction in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Read More

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January 2010
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Eosinophilic esophagitis.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):160-6

Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA 92868, USA.

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus characterized by abnormal infiltration of eosinophils. The incidence of the disease that occurs in children and adults has been rapidly increasing in the last decade. Diagnosis and management of EoE warrants consultation with an allergist and a gastroenterologist. Read More

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January 2010
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Diabetes--a silent disorder.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):155-9

Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

The earliest diagnosis of diabetes is a mandate to arrest the worldwide epidemic of diabetes. The insulin assay with the oral glucose tolerance provides the earliest diagnosis. The pathology of diabetes occurs in those with normal blood sugars. Read More

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January 2010
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Parasympathetic nervous system and chronic facial dermatitis.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):150-4

Recognizing the focal role of the CNS and stress in the pathogenesis of chronic facial dermatitis, the author hypothesized that the main responsibility for the persistence of CFD lies in the parasympathetic portion of the CNS. The validity of this hypothesis is challenged with organ specific treatments, leading to the resolution of parasympathetic stress and CFD. Read More

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January 2010
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Hemoptysis: diagnosis and treatment.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):139-49

Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Hemoptysis is the expectoration of blood or blood tinged sputum from the bronchi, larynx, trachea or lungs. The etiology of hemoptysis is best categorized from the various system or site of bleeding. The management of hemoptysis begins with an initial assessment of gas exchange and hemodynamic stability followed by an identification of the cause by means of fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and chest imaging studies to attain cessation of bleeding and to prevent future recurrence. Read More

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January 2010
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Use of enhanced counterpulsation in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris and congestive heart failure.

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):133-8

Department of Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, New York Medical College, New Rochelle, New York, USA.

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a Food and Drug Administration approved non-pharmacological treatment for angina pectoris refractory to medical management and for use in the treatment of congestive heart failure. EECP improves quality of life, symptoms and exercise duration in these patients. Read More

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January 2010
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Health reform and the legislative process.

Authors:
Morris B Levy

Compr Ther 2009 Fall-Winter;35(3-4):131-2

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January 2010
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Thymic lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma mimicking primary tumor of the lung.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):115-9

Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.

Thymic lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma is a rare subtype of thymic cancer with a poor prognosis; a few cases have been reported in the English literature. Strong clinical suspicion should be pursued in patient management decision making despite initial diagnostic studies, which sometimes mcould islead clinicians, as in our case. Read More

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August 2009
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Use of endoscopic ultrasound.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):96-102

Department of Medicine, Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) should be performed when it has the potential to affect the patient's management, as when establishing a diagnosis, performing locoregional tumor staging, or providing therapeutic intervention. Luminal malignancies, extraluminal malignancies, and other common indications for performing EUS are discussed in this article. Read More

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August 2009
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Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors in proteinuric chronic kidney disease.

Authors:
Sheldon Hirsch

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):91-5

Department of Nephrology, Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.

Renin-angiotensin inhibitors are effective in slowing the progression of chronic proteinuric kidney disease. These medicines should be used in preference to anti-hypertensives that do not provide renoprotection. Read More

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August 2009
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Pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension--a review.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):81-90

Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 St, Wood St, Chicago IL 60612, USA.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) afflicts thousands of children worldwide. The pathophysiology involves intravascular proliferation and remodeling leading to an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance which if left untreated results in right heart failure and death. Signs and symptoms are subtle as the disease progresses to irreversible lung damage. Read More

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August 2009
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An update on acute ischemic stroke therapies.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):72-80

Department of Neurological Sciences, Section of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurologic Critical Care, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1121, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Given its short therapeutic time window, successful ischemic stroke therapy requires a multi-disciplinary and streamlined approach. Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator remains the most efficacious treatment available. New therapies and advances in the understanding comorbidities associated with stroke have reshaped and expanded traditional treatment. Read More

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August 2009
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Resuscitation and rescue of the pharmaceutical detail: a prescriber-drug representative collaboration.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(2):68-71

Resurrection St. Joseph's and NorthShore University HealthSystem-Skokie Hospital, IL, USA.

The traditional pharmaceutical detail must be revised to meet current prescriber presentation and interaction needs. Best practice and evidence-based clinical strategies demands, an expanded database describing prescribable pharmaceutical therapies. We present a format for the structure of a functional database for pharmaceuticals and a means by which the data can be introduced, updated and instituted. Read More

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August 2009
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Therapy of patients hospitalized for heart failure with abnormal versus normal left ventricular ejection fraction.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):50-4

Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

We investigated treatment of 200 consecutive patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF). Of the 200 patients, 100 (50%) had an abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and 100 (50%) had a normal LVEF. Although in-hospital mortality was significantly increased in patients with HF and an abnormal LVEF, the duration of hospitalization and the NYHA class at discharge were similar in patients with HF and abnormal or normal LVEF. Read More

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April 2009
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Depression and pregnancy.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):44-9

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44124, USA.

Women of childbearing age with depression present with a unique set of risks. This article will discuss the following topics: these specific risks, current literature on treating depression in the peripartum, and roles of physician and patient in peripartum treatment. Read More

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April 2009
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Cleft lip and palate: review.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):37-43

Division of Plastic Surgery, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, USA.

The most common craniofacial malformation in the newborn is the orofacial cleft, consisting of cleft lip with or without cleft palate and isolated cleft palate. Given its prevalence it is important to understand the etiology of the deformity, medical management prior to surgical correction, surgical techniques and timing. Read More

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April 2009
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Venous thrombo-embolic disease.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):24-36

Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Venous thrombo-embolic disease carries a high mortality rate and sometimes difficulties in diagnosis. Conventional pulmonary angiography remains the gold standard diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism. While contrast venography remains the gold standard modality to diagnose deep venous thrombi, the highly sensitive and specific venous ultrasonography makes it the most common initial test. Read More

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April 2009
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Lung cancer: the importance of early intervention.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):18-23

Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fifteen percent of patients are asymptomatic at diagnosis. Symptoms usually indicate advanced disease. Read More

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April 2009
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Evaluation and management of cough.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):9-17

Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Cough is the most common complaint for which patients seek outpatient medical attention. Usually a minor irritant, it can occasionally be caused by a serious underlying process, and healthcare providers should be diligent in their evaluation. Symptom duration and the particular response to treatment options help identify the etiology of the cough. Read More

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April 2009
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Management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):3-8

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, NewYork Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Patients with symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) should undergo repair, regardless of AAA diameter, whereas guidelines for asymptomatic patients suggest repair for AAAs > or = 5.5 cm in diameter. For most patients with medium-sized AAAs, regular surveillance and intensive medical therapy are appropriate. Read More

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April 2009
8 Reads

"As if things weren't bad enough...".

Compr Ther 2009 ;35(1):1-2

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April 2009
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Quetiapine in the treatment of postoperative delirium. A report of three cases.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):207-17

VA Central California Health Care System, Department of Mental Health (116A) 2615 E. Clinton Ave., Fresno, CA 93703, USA.

I summarize the effects of atypical antipsychotic quetiapine on reversing postoperative delirium in three elderly patients and review the historical and general clinical presentation of delirium. Quetiapine pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics effects are also described. Although quetiapine was effective in reversing postoperative delirium without adverse events in all three patients, such effectiveness cannot be generalized until confirmed by prospective controlled studies. Read More

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February 2009
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Coughing up a mass!! Unusual presentation of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):204-6

Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital, 2900 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657, USA.

Kaposi's sarcoma can affect any organ and sometimes has strange presentations or courses. We report unusual case of nasopharyngeal Kaposi's sarcoma where the patient coughed the mass up. Read More

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February 2009
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Evaluation and management of adult pharyngitis.

Authors:
Jeffrey A Linder

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):196-203

Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, BC-3-2X, Boston, MA 02120, USA.

The main goal in the evaluation of adults with sore throat is identifying those likely to have group A b-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS), or "streptococcal pharyngitis." Adults should be assessed for 1) fever, 2) absence of cough, 3) tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, and 4) tonsillar swelling or exudate. A strategy that results in about 40% of adults getting a streptococcal test and fewer than 20% getting antibiotics is detailed. Read More

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February 2009
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Primary intracerebral hemorrhage: update on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):183-95

Division of Critical Care Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a common and devastating condition. Its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages, and its epidemiology is changing. Advances in understanding the pathogenesis of ICH have recently been made. Read More

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February 2009
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Wine, beer, and spirits metabolism.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):177-82

Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Comprehensive therapists regularly encounter patients consuming alcoholic beverages. It remains important that they understand how the body deals with its consumption, whether temperate and intemperate. Read More

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February 2009
7 Reads

Treatment of hypertension in the elderly.

Authors:
Wilbert S Aronow

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):171-6

Cardiology Division, New York Medical College, Macy Pavilion, Room 138, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that antihypertensive drug therapy reduces cardiovascular events in elderly persons. The goal of treatment is to lower the blood pressure to less than 140/90 mmHg and to less than 130/80 mmHg in older persons with diabetes or chronic renal insufficiency. Adverse effects depend upon the antihypertensive drugs used, the doses of these drugs, comorbidities, and drug-drug interactions. Read More

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February 2009
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Alcohol consumption: benefit versus peril.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):166-70

Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue Room 4644, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Like medication, alcohol has benefits in appropriate small doses and has perils in greater doses. Comprehensive therapists need to understand both! Read More

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February 2009
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Bariatric surgery: important considerations for the primary care provider.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):159-65

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Bariatric surgery has become an acceptable therapy for the management of the patient with medically complicated obesity. This paper will review important considerations for the primary care provider as they identify, counsel and care for patients interested in these interventions. Read More

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February 2009
6 Reads

Testing for tuberculosis infection.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):151-8

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Westchester Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, NY, USA.

The diagnosis and management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has evolved over the last several years. New guidelines have been issued as our knowledge base continues to improve. We summarize the current understanding of this important topic and review the pathophysiology of the purified protein derivative test, its use and interpretation, the concept of targeted tuberculin testing, the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and the role of the newer testing modalities. Read More

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February 2009
7 Reads

On-line bullies.

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):147-50

Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Communication technology has greatly expanded the reach of computer owners both for better and for worse. The latter has surfaced reports of interpersonal hurtfulness that have had deadly consequences. Read More

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February 2009
8 Reads

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: diagnosis and treatment.

Authors:
H Richard Weiner

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):143-6

University of Wisconsin Clinics and Hospitals, 3351 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA.

Staphylococcus aureus, a common organism once susceptible to antibiotics, has developed resistance to many agents. Once a source of morbidity and mortality limited to hospitalized patients, drug-resistant S. aureus now appears among other populations-often in young people without significant medical conditions. Read More

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February 2009
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Management of atrial fibrillation--Part 2.

Authors:
Wilbert S Aronow

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):134-42

Cardiology Division, New York Medical College, Macy Pavilion, Room 138, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Many cardiologists prefer, especially in older patients, ventricular rate control plus warfarin rather than maintaining sinus rhythm with anti-arrhythmic drugs. Patients with chronic or paroxysmal AF at high risk for stroke should be treated with long-term warfarin to achieve an International Normalized Ratio of 2.0 to 3. Read More

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February 2009
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Management of atrial fibrillation--Part 1.

Authors:
Wilbert S Aronow

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):126-33

Cardiology Division, New York Medical College, Macy Pavilion, Room 138, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher incidence of mortality, stroke, and coronary events than is sinus rhythm. Immediate cardioversion should be performed in patients with AF and acute myocardial infarction, chest pain, hypotension, severe heart failure, or syncope. Pharmacologic treatments include beta-adrenergic blockade, calcium channel blockers, and amiodarone in selected patients. Read More

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February 2009
5 Reads

Year end wrap-up.

Authors:
Richard J Fugo

Compr Ther 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):124

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February 2009
7 Reads

Steroid induced atrial fibrillation.

Compr Ther 2008 ;34(2):111-4

Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657, USA.

A 72-year-old female presented with an acute flaure of Crohn's disease and received intravenous methylprednisolone. The following morning ECG showed atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response of 111 bts/min, which spontaneously resolved within 7 hours. The underlying arrhythmogenenic mechanism is unknown. Read More

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December 2008
7 Reads

Clinical resolution of facial cutaneous sarcoidosis with systemic colchicine and a topical corticosteroid ointment.

Authors:
Ronald D Wise

Compr Ther 2008 ;34(2):105-10

Sarcoidosis is a multi-systemic disease that has various dermatologic presentations. Conventional treatments have potential serious side effects. Three patients are presented who manifested rapid responses and long remissions to a treatment regimen consisting of relatively benign medicaments. Read More

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December 2008
4 Reads

A brief history of scientific geriatric cardiology.

Compr Ther 2008 ;34(2):100-4

Loyola University at Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA.

Comprehensive therapists need awareness of the long period of neglect of the elderly cardiac patient, its improvement in the last third of a century, and a look to the future. Read More

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December 2008
9 Reads