Elizabeth Gough-Gordon, Author at MPR

Elizabeth Gough-Gordon

All articles by Elizabeth Gough-Gordon

BP Meds May Not Restore CVD Risk to Ideal Levels

Pharmacologic antihypertensive treatment can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients after blood pressure exceeds certain thresholds, but it does not restore cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk to ideal levels, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Off-label prescribing remains a controversial practice

Drug Causes Paradoxical 96-Hour Priapism

There have been only a few documented cases of priapism induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), but other psychiatric drugs like trazodone or antipsychotics have been linked to priapism. A case study in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine outlines a report of a patient who experienced a 96-hour priapism while taking paroxetine.