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Lee Hae-Young - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The commercially available formulation of amlodipine is conjugated with besylate salt to increase water solubility. Recently, a new amlodipine salt formulation has been developed in which the free base of amlodipine is conjugated with a chemically different salt, adipate. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the ...
Birkenfeld Andreas L - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Sibutramine, a serotonin and norepinephrine transporter blocker, is a common adjunctive obesity treatment. Acute studies in healthy subjects suggested that an inhibitory central nervous mechanism might attenuate the peripheral stimulatory effect on the sympathetic nervous system. This notion has not been tested in overweight and obese patients. METHODS: We ...
Demircan C - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of intravenous (IV) diltiazem and metoprolol in the management of rapid ventricular rate in atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This prospective, randomised study was conducted in the Emergency Department of the Uludag University Medical Faculty Hospital, Bursa, Turkey. Forty AF patients with a ventricular rate > ...
Raj Satish R - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) induces disabling chronic orthostatic intolerance notable for an excessive increase in heart rate that occurs on standing. Many current therapeutic strategies focus on sympatholysis, but the alternative strategy of enhancing cardiovagal tone has not been studied. The objective of this study was to test the ...
Calvo Carlos - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The selective alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist doxazosin in both standard formulation and gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) controlled-release formulation is effective for hypertension without having a negative impact on serum lipids. This study was designed to compare the relative efficacy of these two formulations of doxazosin on clinic and ambulatory blood ...
Ruilope Luis M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Recent antihypertensive treatment guidelines recommend greater use of combination therapies. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether combination therapy with valsartan 160 mg plus hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 25 mg OD would be more effective than monotherapy with amlodipine 10 mg OD in reducing systolic blood pressure ...
Dugas Marc-André - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This randomized, controlled trial was designed to determine the efficacy of inhaled fluticasone propionate on oxygen therapy weaning in a population of preterm infants who were born at <32 weeks of gestation and experienced moderate bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS: Thirty-two infants who were < or =32 weeks of gestation, ...
Ganz Michael - - 2005
An open-label drug substitution study showed that controlled-release isradipine (Dynacirc-CR) can be safely substituted for amlodipine on a mg-for-mg basis in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. When controlled-release isradipine was substituted for amlodipine, blood pressure was more effectively controlled, and edema rates were reduced. When subjects resumed amlodipine therapy, the previous ...
Ruilope Luis M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of data on the effects of angiotensin-receptor blocker and diuretic combinations on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in hypertensive patients with additional cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind trial, the effects on 24-h ABP of the combination valsartan 160 mg od and hydrochlorothiazide 25 ...
Hassan Nageeb A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to study prospectively the effect of alpha-1 and selective beta-1 adrenoceptor blockade on cardiovascular effects of khat chewing in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Sixty-three male volunteers chewed khat for 3 hours on 3 separate occasions, 1 or 2 weeks apart. Fifty age and weight ...
Park Sungha - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Recently, amlodipine maleate was developed and tested in preclinical and Phase I clinical trials in Korea. The studies found pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics similar to those of amlodipine besylate. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of amlodipine maleate with those of amlodipine besylate ...
Ishimitsu Toshihiko - - 2005
The purpose of this study is to compare the long-term effects of an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and a long-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) on left ventricular geometry, hypertensive renal injury and a circulating marker of collagen synthesis in hypertensive patients. Patients with essential hypertension (24 men and 19 ...
Fogari Roberto - - 2005
Aim of this study was to compare the effect of valsartan and felodipine on blood pressure (BP), plasma leptin (L), insulin sensitivity and plasma norepinephrine (NE) in obese hypertensive patients. Ninty-six obese patients (body mass index [BMI] > or = 30 kg/m2) with mild to moderate essential hypertension (diastolic blood ...
Scaglione Rosario - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To verify the benefit of renin-angiotensin system blockade in hypertension, the effects of 24 weeks' losartan and ramipril treatment, both alone and in combination, on urinary albumin excretion (UAE) and circulating transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF beta1) have been evaluated in hypertensive subjects with minor renal abnormalities. DESIGN AND ...
Kulkarni R B RB Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mumbai - - 2005
To evaluate efficacy and tolerability of telmisartan, an angiotensim II receptor blocker, in reducing microalbuminuria in adult Indian hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a prospective, open-label, non-comparative, assessor-blind, multicentric, pilot study was conducted in 60 eligible hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and microalbuminuria after obtaining their ...
Andersen Niels H - - 2005
To assess and compare the long-term effects of the combination of candesartan and lisinopril with high-dose lisinopril on systolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and diabetes. This was a prospective, randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, double-dummy study with a 12-month follow-up. Drug therapy was either lisinopril 40 mg once daily or ...
Hasebe Naoyuki - - 2005
To compare the clinical efficacy of low-dose controlled-release (CR) nifedipine (20 mg/day) plus candesartan (8 mg/day) combination therapy with that of up-titrated candesartan (12 mg/day) monotherapy. Randomized, double-blind study. Outpatient study. Patients with essential hypertension, who did not achieve their target blood pressure with baseline treatment of candesartan 8 mg/day ...
Prikryl Pavel P Masaryk University, Brno, Czech - - 2005
Effects of Micardis (Telmisartan), alone or with low-dose aspirin, on blood pressure and other cardiovascular endpoints are examined in 20 patients with MESOR-hypertension in a crossover, double-blind, randomized study consisting of three stages, each lasting 7 days: I-placebo, II-Micardis, and III-Micardis with low-dose aspirin. Treatment was administered each day at ...
Huang H C - - 2005
Clinic blood pressure (CBP) is generally used for diagnosis and treatment monitoring in hypertension, but target organ damage correlates more closely with home blood pressure (HBP). Eliminating the clinic-home blood pressure difference (CHBPD) would make conventional CBP a more accurate alternative to HBP. This prospective, randomized, open trial compared the ...
Malacco Ettore - - 2005
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been proposed as first-choice drugs for antihypertensive therapy in elderly subjects because of their demonstrated efficacy and safety. However, no information is currently available on the use of zofenopril in elderly hypertensive patients. To assess the efficacy and safety of zofenopril (30 or 60mg once daily) ...
Mugellini Amedeo - - 2005
This present study assessed the antihypertensive efficacy of the fixed combination of manidipine and delapril by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled by monotherapy with either component. After a 2-week placebo period, 55 mild to moderate hypertensive patients were randomized to manidipine 20 mg o.d. or ...
Arslanagic Amila - - 2005
AIM: Evaluation of efficacy and safety of long-term (24 weeks) administration of a combined therapy of ACE inhibitors (lisinopril) and calcium-channel antagonists with long-term action (amlodipine) (with or without diuretics). METHOD: A total number of 98 patients of both genders were included in the prospective, open trial. Evaluation of efficacy ...
Olsen Michael H - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We wanted to investigate whether treatment with losartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, induced regression of carotid artery hypertrophy as compared to the beta-receptor blocker, atenolol. METHODS: In 45 patients recruited for the LIFE Study with stage II-III hypertension and ECG left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, we measured blood pressure, ...
Nutahara Kikuo - - 2005
Although hypertension is commonly found in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), there is no consensus about which antihypertensive agents are most appropriate. The effects of calcium channel blockers (CCB) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) on blood pressure and renoprotection were compared in hypertensive patients with ADPKD. ...
Burnier Michel - - 2005
Persistence is a key factor for long-term blood pressure control, which is of high prognostic importance for patients at increased cardiovascular risk. Here we present the results of a post-marketing survey including 4769 hypertensive patients treated with irbesartan in 886 general practices in Switzerland. The goal of this survey was ...
Smith David H G - - 2005
Goal rates, the percentage of patients with hypertension achieving recommended SBP/DBP, are a clinically important assessment of an antihypertensive agent's efficacy. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) allows accurate assessment of a patient's hypertension and risk for cardiovascular events, and provides the most accurate measure of an antihypertensive agent's efficacy ...
Petrovic I I Clinical Centre Studenica, Cardiology Department, Kraljevo, Serbia and Montenegro. - - 2005
Angiotensin II induces inflammatory activation of vascular smooth muscle cells and can cause left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker with demonstrated beneficial effects on cardiac and vascular structure and function in animal models. The angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril also reduces ventricular and vascular remodelling. The ...
Mancia Giuseppe - - 2004
To assess efficacy and tolerability of candesartan cilexetil (CC) plus hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) fixed combination vs previous monotherapy (PM) plus HCTZ in hypertension. After 2-4 weeks of run in, 409 outpatients (diastolic blood pressure, DBP >90 and < or =110 mmHg; systolic blood pressure, SBP < or =180 mmHg), aged 26-79 ...
Parra Carrillo J Z JZ Instituto de Investigación Cardiovascular, Universidad de Guadalajara, Hospital Civil Dr Juan I. Menchaca, Guadalajara, México. - - 2004
Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in almost 50% of patients with hypertension who are in receipt of antihypertensive therapy. This multicentre, prospective, open-label trial was designed to determine whether or not once-daily telmisartan 80 mg reduced blood pressure during the last 6 h of the 24-h dosing interval in ...
Nissen Steven E - - 2004
CONTEXT: The effect of antihypertensive drugs on cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and normal blood pressure remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of amlodipine or enalapril vs placebo on cardiovascular events in patients with CAD. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Double-blind, randomized, multicenter, 24-month trial (enrollment ...
Schroeder Christoph - - 2004
BACKGROUND: St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a popular over-the-counter antidepressant. Its antidepressive effect has been attributed in part to inhibition of monoamine transporters and monoamine oxidase, on the basis of in vitro studies. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study, 16 healthy subjects (11 men and 5 women; ...
Schmieder Roland E - - 2004
Telmisartan is an angiotensin-II receptor blocker that has demonstrated efficacy in the reduction of blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Patients with hypertension commonly require two or more antihypertensives to reduce their blood pressure to safe levels, and the choice of combination therapy should be informed by clinical trial data. ...
Punzi H A - - 2004
This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multicenter, titration-to-effect study of eprosartan in patients > or =60 years of age with isolated systolic hypertension. The study consisted of a 3 to 5-week placebo run-in period, a 13-week double-blind treatment period (6-week titration with eprosartan 600-1200 mg/day, 3-week maintenance, 4-week combination therapy ...
Ibsen Hans - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To examine a possible relationship between baseline albuminuria and effect of losartan versus atenolol on cardiovascular (CV) events in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, the effect of losartan versus atenolol on albuminuria, and whether the benefits of losartan versus atenolol could be explained by influence of losartan on ...
Pulcrano M - - 2004
Herein we report on a young girl with recurrent, functioning paraganglioma of the organ of Zuckerkandl and severe and sustained arterial hypertension (systolic pressure >200, diastolic pressure >120 mmHg); with evidence of cardiac damage induced by chronic cathecolamine excess. She promptly and steadily improved after the institution of doxazosin (6 ...
Marre Michel - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To test whether microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension is primarily dependent on the severity of hypertension, and to compare the effectiveness of two antihypertensive drugs with opposite effects on the renin-angiotensin system [the diuretic, indapamide sustained release (SR), and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, enalapril] in ...
Uchida Haruhito H Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, - - 2004
The current guideline-recommended blood pressure values are difficult to maintain in general practice, partly due to the lack of ideal anti-hypertensive agents. Since morning hypertension has a high correlation with cardiovascular events, expectations that telmisartan, a long-acting angiotensin-II type-1 receptor blocker (ARB), can improve cardiovascular mortality are high. In this ...
Najjar Samer F - - 2004
BACKGROUND: This is the first blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (p-GLcNAc) in improving hemostasis in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to have either a placebo-treated (n = 17) or a p-GlcNAc-treated (n = 16) 3 x 3-cm patch topically ...
Terpstra Willem F - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of the calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril on intima-media thickness (IMT) in elderly, previously untreated hypertensive individuals. DESIGN: A double-blind randomized parallel-group trial (the ELVERA trial). PATIENTS: The study population comprised 166 newly diagnosed hypertensive individuals (aged 60-75 years) with ...
Kumbasar B - - 2004
Valsartan is a strong angiotensin receptor inhibitor specific for the angiotensin I receptor, which has been proven safe and well-tolerated in clinical trials. We were able to confirm its safety and tolerability in a case of high-dose exposure to valsartan with suicidal intention. A 25-year-old, fully conscious, female patient was ...
Persky Adam M - - 2004
AIMS: Recent reports have called into question the safety of ephedra supplements especially with regards to their cardiovascular effects. The purpose of this analysis was to characterize, via pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling, the cardiovascular effects of ephedrine, the main active ingredient of ephedra, in apparently healthy, overweight volunteers. METHODS: In a randomized, ...
Sica Domenic A - - 2004
This study evaluated the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of a chronotherapeutic formulation of propranolol designed for nighttime dosing (propranolol controlled release [CR]). A total of 434 patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension were randomized to placebo or to one of four doses of propranolol CR (80, 120, 160, or 640 mg/d). At ...
Malacco Ettore - - 2004
The efficacy and tolerability of the combination of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) were compared with that of amlodipine in reducing ambulatory blood pressure and plasma norepinephrine levels in patients with mild to moderate hypertension and at least 1 cardiovascular risk factor. At the end of a 2-week washout period, 92 ...
Mion Décio D - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: The use of low-dose amlodipine has not yet been well established in the elderly. This study therefore aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of low-dose amlodipine in elderly patients with Joint National Committee VI stage I or II hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-five hypertensive individuals (aged 66.3 +/- ...
Calvo Carlos C Hypertension and Vascular Risk Unit, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, Madrid, - - 2004
This trial investigated and compared the antihypertensive efficacy of telmisartan and valsartan, two angiotensin II receptor blockers, used in monotherapy at their maximum recommended dose in hypertensive patients. We studied 70 subjects (32 men and 38 women) aged 47.6 +/- 12.2 (mean +/- SD) years, with mild to moderate essential ...
Christ B - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Sildenafil may provide an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, frequently observed in uremic patients and after kidney transplantation. Pharmacokinetic interactions between sildenafil and tacrolimus are to be expected due to a common elimination pathway via cytochrome P450 3A4. Therefore, the pharmacokinetics during combined use of these agents were studied ...
Joshi Shashank R - - 2004
AIM: The study was conducted to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of fixed dose combination (FDC) of Losartan and Ramipril in the management of mild to moderate hypertensive Native Asian Indian patients with associated diabetes mellitus. The secondary objective was to evaluate the efficacy of the combination in reducing microalbuminuria. MATERIAL ...
Pathak Lekha - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and tolerability of 2.5 mg of S-Amlodipine with 5 mg of Amlodipine in the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension in a double blind, double dummy, randomized, comparative clinical trial. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Two hundred OPD patients (97 women and 103 men) with mean age ...
Chrysant Steven G - - 2004
Most patients with hypertension require more than one agent to control blood pressure (BP). The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of the angiotensin II receptor blocker olmesartan medoxomil in combination with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). This was a randomized, double-blind, factorial design study. After a placebo ...
le Poole Caatje Y - - 2004
Standard glucose-based peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions have unfavorable effects on the peritoneum and contribute to metabolic abnormalities. A PD regimen in which solutions with an alternative osmotic agent (icodextrin, amino acids) and solutions with a bicarbonate/lactate buffer are combined may reduce those effects. In a prospective crossover study, we randomized ...
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