Diagnosing hypertension in children

Highlight Study results call into question the utility of testing blood pressure load–the proportion of elevated blood pressure readings detected over 24 hours–for diagnosing hypertension in children. Washington, DC — Results from a new study provide insights on evaluating high blood pressure in children. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Diagnostic…

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UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD

March 13, 2020 – A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on radiological changes alone may result in detection of clinically insignificant disease. The new study is published online…

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U.S. Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus, With the Worst Still to Come

WASHINGTON — One Seattle-area hospital has already seen patient care delayed by the stringent infection-control practices that the government recommended for suspected coronavirus cases. Another in Chicago switched Thursday morning into “surge” mode, setting up triage tents in its ambulance bay and dedicating an entire floor to coronavirus patients. At least one is already receiving…

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