Internal Medicine Alert – April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023
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Patients Managing Severe Hypertension Should Avoid Drinking Too Much Coffee
Among patients with severe hypertension, drinking two or more cups of coffee a day was associated with twice the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, while green tea did not increase risk.
COVID Transmission During Air Travel
Despite careful air filtration in flying aircraft, there remains some risk of disease transmission during travel.
Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements on Lipid and Inflammatory Biomarkers
In a comparison of rosuvastatin 5 mg/day, six common dietary supplements marketed for improving heart health, and placebo, none reduced high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels. Only rosuvastatin significantly reduced LDL cholesterol levels compared to placebo.
Identifying High-Risk Cancer Patients Through Appropriate Screening
Less than 20% of average-risk women receive guideline-adherent cervical cancer screening, and guideline-adherent screening was highest for primary HPV testing.
Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc-VWF-XTEN Fusion Protein-ehtl (Altuviiio)
Altuviiio can be prescribed to adults and children with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes, on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes, and perioperative bleeding management.