This meta-analysis of trials comparing treatments for obstructive sleep apnea investigates associations between continuous positive airway pressure vs mandibular advancement devices and change in blood pressure.
This Viewpoint discusses approaches to public health communication challenges posed by J-shaped associations between health effects and major modifiable risk factors.
This retrospective cohort study in Germany reports on analyses of the treatment of oral anticoagulation–associated intracerebral hemorrhage and its association with rates of hematoma enlargement, ischemic and hemorrhagic events with or without resumption of oral anticoagulation, and long-term functional outcome.
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the association between several means of blood pressure–lowering treatment and vascular disease in patients with diabetes.
This retrospective analysis reports that there were no significant differences between physicians with time-limited vs time-unlimited board certification on 10 primary care performance measures.
This JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis discusses the association of fixed-dose combination therapy (polypill) and a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
McManus and coauthors found that patients with hypertension at risk of cardiovascular disease who were randomly assigned to self-monitor their blood pressure and self-titrate their medication reduced their systolic blood pressure more than did patients who were randomized to the usual care cohort.
Allen and coauthors analyzed data from the prospective CARDIA cohort to identify common blood pressure (BP) trajectories throughout early adulthood and to determine their association with presence of subclinical atherosclerosis during middle age. Sarafidis and Bakris comment in an editorial.
Martínez-García and coauthors assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure treatment on blood pressure values and nocturnal blood pressure patterns in 194 Spanish patients with resistant hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.
Margolis and coauthors report on the effect of home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management on blood pressure control. In an accompanying Editorial, Magid and Green discuss home blood pressure monitoring.