What's to Blame for Variable Home BP in Patients With Diabetes?

March 6, 2014

Here: factors that can affect home BP readings . . .when to start antiretroviral therapy . . . coping strategies for the challenges of aging . . . triggers to avoid in hyperthyroid patients . . . insights into causes of childhood obesity.

 

Question 1:

Certain modifiable risk factors affect variability in home blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Question 2:

The START trial, which recently completed enrollment, will address one of the key clinical questions in HIV management: when is the optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy.

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Question 3:

At age 65 to 70 years, most men begin to report difficulties in coping with health problems, cognitive decline, and loss of a spouse.

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Question 4:

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is characterized by episodes of muscle weakness in persons with hyperthyroidism.

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Question 5:

New CDC data show that the prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-old children dropped from nearly 14% in 2003-2004 to slightly more than 8% in 2011-2012, a 43% decline.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. B

Question 2. A

Question 3. E

Question 4. D

Question 5. E