Are Chinese People More Prone to High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension (high blood pressure beyond current diagnostic threshold), is so common that each of us knows several family members and friends who carry this condition.  Hypertension is a leading cause to strokes and cardiovascular diseases.  Some of my Chinese friends believe that we Chinese are genetically prone to high blood pressure because we evolved with […]

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DASH for Better Blood Pressure Control

In today’s US, 46% of adults have hypertension (high blood pressure based on current diagnostic criterion)1.  Everyday at our primary care clinic, we give hypertension patients advice on healthy diet and lifestyle.  However, so often I see the puzzled expression in a patient’s face or I get asked directly: but where shall I start?  This […]

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Daratumumab for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma – a Mini-Review

Abstract Almost all patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who respond to initial therapy will relapse, while some patients do not respond to initial treatment (refractory).  This is a brief review of three seminal studies from 2016 that established foundation for daratumumab-based combination therapy regimens in MM.  These studies have shown that daratumumab, an IgG1 monoclonal […]

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