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Fogari R R Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, Centro Ipertensione e Fisiopatologia Cardiovascolare, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy. - - 2009
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of telmisartan and eprosartan on insulin sensitivity in overweight hypertensive patients. Fifty overweight (BMI > or = 25 and <30 kg/m (2)) outpatients, aged 41-65 years, with mild to moderate hypertension [systolic blood pressure (SBP) >140 and diastolic blood pressure ...
Tuktabiev M A - - 2009
The energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction technique has been employed to study the structure and equation of state of realgar As(4)S(4) under pressures up to 8 GPa at room temperature. We have obtained pressure dependences of the unit cell parameters and volume for the monoclinic structure of realgar. An approximation of the equation ...
Park Yoo Kyoung - - 2009
In a placebo-controlled double-blinded study, the effect of 8 weeks of grape juice was compared to the effect of isocaloric placebo juice. Volunteers with a systolic blood pressure > 130 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg were recruited. A total of 40 healthy subjects were randomized to receive ...
Chrysant Steven G - - 2009
National and international guidelines recommend the use of combination drugs as a first-line therapy for persons with stage 2 hypertension (blood pressure > or =160/100 mmHg). Although hypertension is common (30% of adults in the USA), its control to recommended blood pressure levels of under 140/90 mmHg remains low, at ...
Sivaprakasapillai Brahmesh - - 2009
This study was undertaken to determine whether grape seed extracts (GSE) that contain powerful vasodilator phenolic compounds lower blood pressure in subjects with the metabolic syndrome. The subjects were randomized into 3 groups-(a) placebo, (b) 150 mg GSE per day, and (c) 300 mg GSE per day-and treated for 4 ...
Harte Daniel - - 2009
This pilot study investigates whether pressure and silicone therapy used simultaneously are more effective in treating multiple characteristics of hypertrophic scars than pressure alone. A pilot randomized controlled trial was conducted. Twenty-two participants with hypertrophic burn scars were randomized to receive Jobskin pressure garments and Mepiform silicone sheeting or Jobskin ...
Martínez Martín Francisco Javier - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of manidipine versus amlodipine on blood pressure, albuminuria, insulin sensitivity, adiponectin, TNF-alpha and C-reactive protein in nondiabetic subjects with metabolic syndrome (ATP-III definition), including impaired fasting glucose (>5.6 mmol/l) and hypertension. METHODS: In total, 64 patients were recruited and randomly assigned to manidipine 20 mg ...
Werner Natalie S - - 2009
The present study investigated whether the D-camphor-crataegus berry extract combination Korodin elevates blood pressure and enhances cognitive performance in the elderly population. Eighty women aged between 50 and 80 years were examined based on a randomized, placebo controlled double blind design. Blood pressure was measured sphygmomanometrically and through continuous noninvasive ...
Lacourcière Yves - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Previous studies using the combination of angiotensin-receptor blockers and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) have shown superior ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) reduction in study participants with stage 2 hypertension compared with monotherapy. OBJECTIVE: This multicenter, double-blind, parallel group, forced-titration study of individuals with stage 2 hypertension, compared the efficacy of valsartan and ...
Perrone-Filardi Pasquale - - 2009
Endothelial dysfunction is a major determinant of atherosclerosis and a negative prognostic factor in patients with coronary artery disease and hypertension. Recovery of endothelial dysfunction has been associated with improved prognosis in these patients. The aim of the present study was to verify whether antagonism of angiotensin II AT1 receptors ...
Sobenin Igor A - - 2009
Numerous clinical investigations that have focused on the hypotensive effects of garlic-based preparations have led to controversial results that may be partially because of differences in the composition of the preparations and in the biological responses they induce. It is possible that garlic powder tablets with a prolonged mode of ...
Bönner G - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Patients with high cardiovascular risk are prevalent in ambulatory care. To achieve adequate blood pressure control, such patients require higher drug doses and/or combination therapy. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of losartan 100 mg as monotherapy or in fixed-dose combination with hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg. DESIGN AND ...
Chung Jin-Wook - - 2009
The antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of losartan (LST) in fixed combination with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has not been compared to those of amlodipine monotherapy in Asians. This is an important comparison to draw, because Asians have been suggested to respond more favorably to calcium channel blockers and less favorably to angiotensin-converting ...
Baker William L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have evaluated the impact of oral magnesium on blood pressure; however, they used magnesium salts with low bioavailability, had methodological issues, and showed differing results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term blood pressure-lowering ability of oral magnesium L-lactate versus placebo in patients with implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). METHODS: ...
Zheng Xiaolin - - 2009
1. The objective was to investigate the prevalence of hypertension in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and to determine the tolerance and the efficacy of high dose beta 1-adrenergic receptor blocker metoprolol in long-term treatment of DCM patients. 2. DCM patients (n=362) and age-matched individuals (n=401) were surveyed for investigating ...
Kohlmann Osvaldo O - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Patients with diabetes complicated by hypertension and microalbuminuria have elevated cardiovascular risk, and controlling blood pressure in these patients is an urgent clinical priority. The present study aimed to examine the effects of a fixed-dose combination of antihypertensives on blood pressure and microalbuminuria. METHODS: Patients with type 2 diabetes, ...
Choi Seul Min - - 2009
A combination of antihypertensive agents can better control blood pressure and reduce the number and severity of side effects than a monotherapy. Since both CCBs (calcium channel blockers) and ARBs (angiotensin II receptor type-1 blockers) are current and effective antihypertensive drugs, this study assessed the synergistic antihypertensive effects as well ...
Chao C L - - 2009
This double-blind, active- and randomized-controlled study compared the efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose combination of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide 80 mg/12.5 mg once daily (n = 32) with amlodipine monotherapy 5 mg once daily (n = 33) for 8 weeks in patients with mild to moderate hypertension. Non-inferiority of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide to amlodipine ...
Ghiadoni Lorenzo - - 2009
The effect on endothelium-dependent and independent vasodilation of 24-week treatment with a fixed-dose combination of perindopril/indapamide (2/0.625 mg, daily) and atenolol (50 mg, daily), was evaluated in 62 untreated essential hypertensive patients according a double-blind, parallel group, randomized study. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD), response to sublingual glyceril trinitrate (GTN, ...
Mestre Nélia C - - 2009
Early ontogenetic adaptations reflect the evolutionary history of a species. To understand the evolution of the deep-sea fauna and its adaptation to high pressure, it is important to know the effects of pressure on their shallow-water relatives. In this study we analyse the temperature and pressure tolerances of early life-history ...
Han Ping - - 2009
Combinations therapy is often used in hypertensive patients whether combination therapy is necessary for preventing end-organ damage is not known. The objective of this study was to determine in four different hypertensive animal models the necessity of adding the calcium channel blocker amlodipine to therapy with the ss-blocker atenolol to ...
Braun N - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: For patients with moderate hypertension (grade 2, defined as systolic blood pressure [SBP] 160-179 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure [DBP] 100-109 mmHg), current guidelines recommend initial combination therapy and rapid dose-adjustment to achieve blood pressure goal. In this study we investigated the efficacy and tolerability of the ...
Kushiro Toshio - - 2009
Inhibition of renin, the first rate-limiting enzyme in the renin-angiotensin system, has long been a therapeutic goal for treatment of hypertension. Aliskiren, the first in a new class of oral direct renin inhibitors, has been shown to reduce blood pressure (BP) in several short-term studies. In this 52-week, open-label, multicenter, ...
Ried Karin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Flavanol-rich chocolate and lycopene-rich tomato extract have attracted interest as potential alternative treatment options for hypertension, a known risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment of prehypertension (SBP 120-139/DBP 80-89 mmHg) may forestall progression to hypertension. However, there has been only limited research into non-pharmacological treatment options for ...
Omboni Stefano - - 2009
Zofenopril, is a highly lipophilic ACE inhibitor, characterized by long-lasting tissue penetration and sustained cardiac ACE inhibition, indicated for the treatment of hypertension and myocardial infarction. Comparative studies with different antihypertensive drug classes have demonstrated the good efficacy and tolerability of this compound in the management of the patient with ...
Waeber Bernard - - 2009
Pharmacological treatment of hypertension is effective in preventing cardiovascular and renal complications. Calcium antagonists and blockers of the renin-angiotensin system are widely used today to initiate antihypertensive therapy but, when given as monotherapy, do not suffice in most patients to normalize blood pressure. Combining the two types of agents considerably ...
Mourad Jean-Jacques - - 2009
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) strongly predicts cardiovascular risk and is an important factor to evaluate in studies of antihypertensive treatments. A recent randomized controlled study has shown that the angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist (angiotensin receptor blocker [ARB]) olmesartan medoxomil (hereafter olmesartan) combined with the calcium channel antagonist (calcium ...
Koh Kwang Kon - - 2010
ASCOT-BPLA study demonstrates that in hypertensive subjects, atenolol+bendroflumethiazide therapy is associated with higher incidence of adverse cardiovascular outcomes and developing diabetes than an amlodipine+perindopril regimen. This is not explained by changes in blood pressure alone. We hypothesized that distinct vascular and metabolic effects of anti-hypertensive drugs may explain these differential ...
Versari D - - 2009
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of treatment with verapamil, trandolapril and their combination on peripheral microcirculation vasoreactivity. METHODS: Twenty hypertensive patients were randomized to receive oral trandolapril (4 mg oid; TRA) or verapamil (240 mg oid; VER) for 6 months and then the ...
Bönner Gerd - - 2008
To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of candesartan cilexetil 32 mg in combination with hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) 12.5 mg or 25 mg in hypertensive patients not optimally controlled with candesartan monotherapy. A total of 3521 patients with treated or untreated hypertension and sitting diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 90-114 mmHg, entered a ...
Vogt Liffert - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Renoprotection is predicted by the antiproteinuric efficacy of a pharmacological agent. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) interfering non-selectively in the prostaglandin system have strong antiproteinuric potency without reduction of systemic blood pressure. The effect of the selective COX-2 inhibitor rofecoxib in proteinuric patients is unknown, granted recently reported detrimental effects ...
Dufka F - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: L-methamphetamine (the non-abused isomer of methamphetamine) is banned in athletic competition because it may improve athletic performance, but there are no studies assessing its effects on performance. In the United States L-methamphetamine is formulated in the non-prescription Vick's Vapor Inhaler (VVI) nasal decongestant. VVIs sold elsewhere (we used ones ...
Martinez-Martin Francisco Javier - - 2008
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of adding manidipine 20 mg versus amlodipine 10 mg to the treatment of diabetic patients with uncontrolled hypertension and microalbuminuria despite full-dose treatment with a renin-angiotensin system blocker for at least 6 months. Patients were randomized to receive ...
Schandry Rainer - - 2008
A number of studies have provided evidence for reduced cognitive performance due to chronically low blood pressure. The present studies explored whether these deficits can be reduced by pharmacological blood pressure elevation. Effects of the Camphor-Crataegus berry extract combination (Korodin(®)) were investigated in two studies with 40 and 48 hypotensive ...
Kumar Ashok - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of calcium supplementation during pregnancy on blood pressure and maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHOD: A total of 524 healthy primigravidas with a blood pressure less than 140/90 mm Hg were randomly assigned between the 12th and 25th weeks to receive 2 g of elemental calcium ...
Triller Darren M - - 2008
AIM OF THE REVIEW: To systematically analyze the efficacy and safety of aliskiren for the treatment of hypertension in comparison to placebo, other monotherapy, and various combination therapies. METHOD: A PubMed database (1966-June 2008) search was conducted with aliskiren as a search term with limits of humans, written in English, ...
Shimizu Ari - - 2008
The present study was designed to assess the antiproteinuric effects of a low dose of an angiotensin II-receptor blocker, losartan, in normotensive patients with immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. We performed a prospective, controlled trial of losartan (12.5 mg/d) therapy to assess the effects on mild proteinuria and renal function. The ...
Modaghegh Mohammad-Hadi - - 2008
Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma tablets were evaluated for short-term safety and tolerability in healthy adult volunteers. The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled design consisting of a 1 week treatment of saffron tablets. Volunteers were divided into 3 groups of 10 each (5 males and 5 females). Group I received placebo; ...
MacDonald Thomas M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs vary in their impact on blood pressure and the effect of lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily has not been studied previously. To examine whether lumiracoxib 100 mg once daily would result in lower 24-h mean systolic ambulatory blood pressure than ibuprofen 600 mg three times daily ...
Katayama Shigehiro - - 2008
We conducted a multicenter, randomized, open-label, ascending dose study to investigate the efficacy and safety of combination therapy using the calcium channel blocker azelnidipine and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor temocapril in hypertensive diabetics. Patients received monotherapy with 8 mg azelnidipine (group A, n=112) or 2 mg temocapril (group T, n=111) ...
Ng Chi-Fai - - 2008
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of the combination of the doxazosin gastrointestinal therapeutic system and 10 mg vardenafil on the hemodynamic status of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a double-blinded, randomized, placebo controlled crossover trial. Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile ...
Haas Nikolaus A - - 2008
The haemodynamic response after an IV-loading dose of amiodarone followed by continuous infusion for various supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias was studied in children immediately after corrective surgery for congenital heart defects. Observational study over a 10-year period. Seventy-one out of 2651 patients (2,885 procedures, 2,106 bypass procedures) received amiodarone therapy ...
Destro Maurizio - - 2008
Achieving blood pressure (BP) targets in stage 2 hypertension usually requires two or more drugs, which should be selected from different classes. This study compared the efficacy and tolerability of amlodipine/valsartan with amlodipine in patients with stage 2 hypertension. In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, 8-week study, 646 patients with stage ...
Suonsyrjä Timo - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Individual blood pressure responses to antihypertensive therapy are difficult to predict. To improve optimization of antihypertensive therapy, we analyzed correlations of relevant laboratory tests with blood pressure responses to four antihypertensive monotherapies. METHODS: In the GENRES study, 208 Finnish men aged 35-60 years with moderate hypertension used amlodipine 5 ...
Kario Kazuomi - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The impact on microalbuminuria of strict treatment aimed at lowering of self-measured morning blood pressure using an adrenergic blockade is unclear. METHODS: We conducted an open-label multicenter trial, the Japan Morning Surge-1 Study, that enrolled 611 hypertensive patients, whose self-measured morning systolic blood pressure levels were more than 135 ...
Rohatagi Shashank - - 2008
Population pharmacokinetic models for amlodipine and olmesartan were developed using data collected from 4 phase I studies in healthy volunteers and 1 phase III study in subjects with mild to severe hypertension. A 2-compartment and a 1-compartment model best described the pharmacokinetics of olmesartan and amlodipine, respectively; both agents were ...
Galle Jan J Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Würzburg, Germany. - - 2008
Renin-angiotensin system blockade reduces proteinuria and prevents nephropathy progression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Experimental evidence demonstrates that angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) possess anti-inflammatory potential, which might contribute to reducing proteinuria and providing renoprotection. We conducted a multicentre, double-blind, prospective, parallel-group non-inferiority study of 885 hypertensive [systolic ...
Karalliedde Janaka - - 2008
Increased arterial stiffness, as estimated from aortic pulse wave velocity (Ao-PWV), and albuminuria are independent predictors for cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Whether angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), drugs with cardio-renal protective effects, improve Ao-PWV to a greater extent than other equipotent antihypertensive medications remains unclear. After a ...
Joannides Robinson - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Fixed combination of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) with thiazide-type diuretics at low dose has been used as first-line therapy for the treatment of essential hypertension but their effect on conduit artery endothelial dysfunction remains unknown. METHODS: Thirteen hypertensive patients were assessed after acute administration of a placebo, fixed combination ...
Roca-Cusachs Alejandro - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Hypertension markedly increases the already high risk for cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus. Less than one in eight patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes have adequately controlled blood pressure. As a result, antihypertensive combinations are now widely used in management of hypertension associated with diabetes. METHODS: ...
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