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Internal Medicine Alert – June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

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  • Does Calcium Intake Cause Cardiovascular Disease?

    A large population study of calcium intake at dinner vs. breakfast showed an increased risk of heart disease.

  • Stress Reduction for Physicians — What Works?

    A randomized controlled study of 129 physicians demonstrated that a two-month regimen of sudarshan kriya yoga, incorporating stretching, breathing, and meditation, is associated with reduced stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms when compared to conventional stress management training.

  • Rapid Reversal of Anticoagulation Reduces Mortality from Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the deadliest type of stroke. ICH associated with anticoagulation carries an even higher mortality. Serial imaging studies have demonstrated that there is significant hematoma enlargement during the first few hours after arrival at the hospital, and this also portends a poor outcome.

  • The Globe May Be Warming, but People Are Cooler

    What is normal? Patients like to tell me their normal temperature is “not normal.” Our idea of a normal temperature came from the work of a German physician who screened 25,000 patients and concluded in an 1868 publication that the normal human body temperature was 98.6°F. That number has stuck with us for 150 years. Are people now cooler?

  • Aprocitentan (Tryvio)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-in-class endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of high blood pressure not adequately controlled with other antihypertensives.

  • A Run of Aberrant AFib?

    The patient whose electrocardiogram (ECG) appears in the figure is a previously healthy man who presented to the emergency department because of acute dyspnea. What is the cause of the run of wide beats?