Patient Compliance

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Improving Adherence to Treatment for Hypertension - Cochrane for Clinicians

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness - Feature

Contraceptive Patch and Vaginal Ring vs. Combined Oral Contraceptives - Cochrane for Clinicians

Drug Pricing in AFP--How Much Does a Drug Cost? - Editorials

What a Patient's Numbers Don't Tell - The Last Word

Managing the Patient with Hard-to-Control Hypertension - Article

ABSTRACT: Less than 25 percent of patients with hypertension in the United States have their blood pressure under control, mainly because of inadequate or inappropriate therapy and noncompliance. Approximately one half of these treatment failures are related to factors such as cost and adverse effects of medication, complex drug regimens, failure of clinicians to fully realize the benefits of antihypertensive therapy and lack of patient education. Other major causes of unresponsiveness to antihypertensive therapy include "white coat" hypertension, pseudohypertension, obesity, volume overload, excess alcohol intake and sleep apnea, as well as inappropriate antihypertensive drugs and drug combinations, and unfavorable interactions with prescription and other drugs. In many patients, these factors must be dealt with before blood pressure can be controlled.

Cultural Aspects of Caring for Refugees - Medicine and Society

Conference Highlights - Conference Highlights

Impact of Family Physicians on Mammography Screening - Editorials

An HIV-Positive Patient Who Avoids Treatment - Curbside Consultation

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