In a population-based study in Olmstead County, MN, during the period 1990 to 2014, the incidence of papilledema was 2.5/100,000 persons per year, and most patients were diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Although unsuccessful in this matter, the defendant care provider raised an important defensive tool in medical malpractice actions: comparative negligence. States employ different applications of this legal principle.
Prospective outcomes studies are demonstrating that individuals are not meeting their daily magnesium intake needs and this may be contributing to a number of chronic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension, short sleep, and some pain conditions.
The authors of a large population study found that reducing blood pressure to < 140/90 mmHg is associated with increased mortality, and mortality was highest in those with previous cardiovascular events and age > 80 years.
Postpartum emergencies may include a variety of clinical presentations, ranging from minor concerns to life-threatening emergencies. Common postpartum emergencies include pain, fever, hemorrhage, hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, infection, and depression.