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C-CHANGE Updates recommendations for cardiovascular disease

C-CHANGE Updates recommendations for cardiovascular disease

The Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guideline Endeavor (C-CHANGE) has updated its guidelines for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care. Of the 83 recommendations in the latest recommendation, more than half (48) are new or have been revised. The paper recommends that clinicians design pedometers and smartphone apps as a means of …

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Nifedipine during labor BP control in severe preeclampsia

Nifedipine during labor BP control in severe preeclampsia

Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that women with preeclampsia with severe features benefit from treatment with oral nifedipine during labor and delivery. The study showed that intrapartum administration of extended-release oral nifedipine was safe and reduced the need for acute intravenous (IV) or immediate-release oral hypertension therapy. There was a trend towards fewer …

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