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Schulz Steffen S *Department of Medical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Applied Sciences; and †Departments of Otorhinolaryngology and ‡Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, - - 2014
To measure autonomic nervous system function after idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). Diagnostic prospective cohort single-center study. Tertiary referral university hospital. Twenty-three adult patients with ISSHL and 10 normal-hearing control patients without ISSHL (CON) matched with respect to age, sex, hypertension, and medication. Bivariate analysis of autonomic regulation (ISSHL ...
Páll Alida - - 2014
BackgroundSymptomatic paroxysmal hypertension without significantly elevated catecholamine concentrations and with no evidence of an underlying adrenal tumor is known as pseudopheochromocytoma.MethodsWe describe the case of a female patient with paroxysmal hypertensive crises accompanied by headache, vertigo, tachycardia, nausea and altered mental status. Previously, she was treated for a longer period ...
Goverwa Tafadzwa Priscilla - - 2014
More than half of hypertensive patients reviewed at Lupane District Hospital during the first half of 2011 had uncontrolled hypertension. This prompted an investigation on the prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and associated factors among hypertensives on treatment. Analytical cross-sectional study was conducted. Three hundred fifty-four consenting participants were consecutively selected ...
Paulin Roxane R Medicine, University of - - 2014
Rationale: Right Ventricular Failure (RVF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PHT), but its mechanism remains unknown. Myocyte enhancer factor 2 (Mef2) has been implicated in RV development, regulating metabolic, contractile and angiogenic genes. Moreover, Mef2 regulates microRNAs (miRNAs) that have emerged as important determinants ...
Fabbiano Salvatore S Centro de Investigación del Cáncer Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular del Cáncer, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and University of Salamanca, Campus Unamuno, 37007 Salamanca, - - 2014
Vascular smooth muscle cells (vSMCs) are key in the regulation of blood pressure and the engagement of vascular pathologies such as hypertension, arterial remodeling, and neointima formation. The role of the Rac1 GTPase in these cells remains poorly characterized. To clarify this issue, we have utilized genetically engineered mice to ...
Koo Brian B BB From the Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (B.B.K.); Department of Neurology, Connecticut Veterans Affairs Health System, West Haven (B.B.K.); Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle (S.S.); Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (D.A.D., S.R.); and Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (P.L.L.). - - 2014
Periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) are associated with immediate increases in blood pressure. Both PLMS and hypertension have different distributions across racial/ethnic groups. We sought to determine whether PLMS is associated with hypertension among various racial/ethnic groups. A total of 1740 men and women underwent measurement of blood pressure ...
Hara Azusa A From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (A.H., L.T., Y.-M.G., L.J., Z.-Y.Z., Y.-P.L., J.A.S.); Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A.); Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium (T.S.N.); and Research and Development Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands - - 2014
In view of the declining environmental lead exposure in the United States, we analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003-2010) for association of blood pressure and hypertension with blood lead. The 12 725 participants included 21.1% blacks, 20.5% Hispanics, 58.4% whites, and 48.7% women. Blacks compared with non-Blacks had ...
Vesoulis Zachary A ZA Division of Newborn Medicine, Edward Mallinckrodt Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, - - 2014
Minoxidil is a potent antihypertensive used as an adjunctive agent in refractory hypertension. It exerts an antihypertensive effect through two mechanisms: selective arterial vasodilation by activation of potassium channels in the vascular smooth muscle and stimulation of carotid and aortic baroreceptors, leading to downstream release of renin and norepinephrine. Although ...
Johnsen Stein H SH Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway; Department of Clinical Medicine, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, - - 2014
The correlation between creatine kinase (CK) and blood pressure (BP) was examined prospectively in 120 patients with persistent high CK and 130 individuals with normal CK. Hypertension was defined as systolic BP (SBP) ≥140 mm Hg or diastolic BP (DBP) ≥90 mm Hg or current use of antihypertensive medication. Baseline CK was ...
Afridi H I HI 1] National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan [2] School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin, - - 2014
Cigarette smoking causes an acute increase in blood pressure and heart rate and has been found to be associated with malignant hypertension (HT). A significant flux of toxic metals among other toxins reaches the lungs through smoking. In the present study, the relationship between essential (zinc and selenium) and toxic ...
Nielsen M L ML Cardiovascular and Metabolic Preventive Clinic, Department of Endocrinology, Centre for Individualized Medicine in Arterial Diseases (CIMA), Odense University Hospital, Odense, - - 2014
We conducted a 1:2 matched case-control study in order to evaluate whether the prevalence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or strain was higher in patients with uncontrolled hypertension than in subjects from the general population, and evaluate the association between CAC and LVH in ...
Son Sang Joon SJ Department of Psychiatry, Ajou University School of Medicine, San 5, Wonchondong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-721, Republic of - - 2014
Although hypertension is known to be a risk factor for AD, the effects of hypertension on brain function in AD patients are not well understood. We investigated alterations in resting-state functional connectivity according to the presence of hypertension in AD patients by using a method of correlation analysis based on ...
Kent Shia T ST Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) can be used to identify white coat hypertension and guide hypertensive treatment. We determined the percentage of ABPM claims submitted between 2007 and 2010 that were reimbursed. Among 1970 Medicare beneficiaries with submitted claims, ABPM was reimbursed for 93.8% of claims that had an International ...
Byrd James Brian JB Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, 20-209 W, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2800, USA, - - 2014
In the USA, hypertension affects one in three adults, and anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders. Both hypertension and anxiety have been studied extensively. Yet, a full understanding of anxiety's relationship to hypertension has been elusive. In this review, we discuss the spectrum of anxiety disorders. ...
Terracciano Antonio A aFlorida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida bNational Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA cHospital San Raffaele Pisana IRCCS, Rome dIstituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche eUnità Operativa Complessa Cardiologia, Presidio Ospedaliero A. Businco, Cagliari, - - 2014
Anxiety and other psychological dispositions are thought to be associated with blood pressure. This study tests whether personality traits have long-term associations with masked and white-coat effects. A community-based sample of 2838 adults from Sardinia (Italy) completed the Revised NEO Personality Inventory, and 7 years later, blood pressure was assessed ...
Kalaycoğlu Ezgi E aDepartment of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Chest and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Trabzon bDepartment of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital, Kocaeli cDepartment of Cardiology, Gaziemir Nevvar Salih İşgören State Hospital, İzmir, - - 2014
This study was designed to investigate the effects of dipper and nondipper patterns on global longitudinal systolic functions of left ventricle (LV) by means of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in treated hypertensive diabetic patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. We enrolled 86 hypertensive diabetic patients. Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood ...
Barmparas Galinos G From the Department of Surgery (G.B., D.Z.L., A.W.L., A.G., M.C., E.J.L.), Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Department of Surgery (A.S.), Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and Department of Surgery (M.B.), Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Delray Medical and Broward Health Medical Centers, Fort Lauderdale, - - 2014
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of early adrenergic hyperactivity as manifested by prehospital (emergency medical service [EMS]) hypertension on outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and to develop a prognostic model of the presence of TBI based on EMS and admission (emergency department ...
Perez-Barcena Jon J Department of Neurology, University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, 1120 Northwest 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is considered the standard of care in the majority of neurosurgical centers in North America and Europe. ICP is a reflection of the relationship between alterations in craniospinal volume and the ability of the craniospinal axis to accommodate added volume. ICP cannot be reliably estimated from ...
Zhang Caojin C Department of Cardiology, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences & Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510100, - - 2014
While echocardiography has been a pivotal screening test in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the presence of structural cardiac defects may affect the ability to reliably predict pulmonary artery pressures (PAPs). This study sought to evaluate the accuracy of Doppler echocardiography (DE) for estimating PAPs in adult atrial septal defect (ASD) ...
Zhu Pengli P Department of Geriatric Medicine - - 2014
Abstract Apelin activity plays a role in regulating blood pressure. This study explored the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Apelin gene (APLN) with hypertension and hypertension with central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE) stenosis in a coastal Chinese population. All subjects answered an epidemiological survey for demographic and ...
Lu Kai K Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University , Chongqing , PR China - - 2014
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the potential association between prevalence of hypertension and components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in general population of North China. A cross-section survey was conducted from September to December 2013 in Kailuan community of a Northern China city, Tangshan. Anthropometric measurements, blood tests and questionnaire ...
Islam Shofiq S Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with resistant hypertension. We investigated to what extent maxillomandibular advancement affected a patient's blood pressure postoperatively. We retrospectively analysed consecutive patients who had Bimaxillary advancement for OSA at our hospital following referral from the local sleep clinic. We collected relevant data on clinical characteristics ...
Han Qingyu Q Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, - - 2014
This study aims to assess the phase relationship of prefrontal tissue oxyhemoglobin oscillations using wavelet phase coherence analysis of cerebral Delta [HbO2] signals in cerebral infarction (CI) patients during the resting state. Continuous recordings of near-infrared spectroscopy signals were obtained from the left and right prefrontal lobes in 21 subjects ...
Espino Barros Palau Angelina A Department of Ophthalmology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, - - 2014
To illustrate three different ophthalmic presentations of cryptococcal meningitis (CM). CM is the most common manifestation of extra-pulmonary cryptococcosis. Intracranial hypertension occurs in up to 75% of patients with CM and is associated with increased mortality. CM can present to the ophthalmologist as vision loss, papilledema, abducens palsy, and/or other ...
Si Dayong D *School of Life Science, Jilin University, Changchun, China; †Key-Lab for Evolution of Past Life and Environment in Northeast Asia, Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun, China; ‡Division of Nephrology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China; and §Department of Cardiology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, - - 2014
Marked interpatient variability exists in the blood pressure response to carvedilol, a nonselective β-blocker. Here we evaluated the influence of 4 common polymorphisms in genes of the β-adrenergic receptor on the antihypertensive efficacy of carvedilol in patients in a double-blinded monotherapy study. Eighty-seven subjects with uncomplicated essential hypertensive (49% men; ...
Fan Lei L Henan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute of Health Education and Chronic Non-communication Disease Control Prevention, Zhengzhou, - - 2014
The present article aimed to explore and evaluate the epidemiology and determine the status of hypertension awareness, treatment and control in Henan province, China. Cross-sectional survey. Thirty counties in Henan province of China. There were 18 772 randomly selected 15-74 years old. The distribution of blood pressure and prevalence, awareness, treatment ...
Bowry Ritvij R University of Texas Health Sciences Center at - - 2014
Hypertension is a major modifiable risk factor for stroke, with an estimated 51% of stroke deaths being attributable to high systolic blood pressure globally.(1,2) The management of hypertension in stroke is determined by timing, the type of stroke, use of thrombolysis, concurrent medical conditions, and pharmacologic variables. We highlight the ...
Sheppard James P JP Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, - - 2014
Treatment for uncomplicated stage 1 hypertension is recommended in most international guidelines but there is little evidence to indicate that therapy is beneficial. To estimate the prevalence of this condition in an untreated population and the potential costs of initiating therapy in such patients. Cross-sectional study of anonymised patient records ...
Jones Shirley F SF Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Scott and White Healthcare, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, - - 2014
While continuous positive airway pressure is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, many patients find this form of therapy undesirable leading to treatment nonadherence. Both mandibular advancement devices and surgical therapy offer alternative solutions for such patients. This article serves to compare the types of surgical interventions and mandibular ...
Sparrow Kristen K Private Practice , San Francisco, - - 2014
Background: Heart rate variability (HRV), a noninvasive autonomic measure, has been applied to acupuncture interventions in controlled academic settings comparing points used, types of stimulation, or the HRV parameters measured. There is evidence that acupuncture decreases the stress response in both human and animal subjects, and can increase HRV in ...
Mohebbi Zinat Z Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Tension and stress are among the factors that lead to hypertension. In most individuals, behavioral strategies, such as relaxation and massage, are effective in controlling the individuals' response to stress, thus reducing hypertension. This non-blind clinical trial was conducted on 90 patients with primary hypertension. The patients were randomly divided ...
Saper Michael G MG Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, - - 2014
Chronic anterior knee pain with a stable patella is often associated with overload and increased pressure on the lateral facet due to pathologic lateral soft-tissue restraints. "Lateral pressure in flexion" is a term describing the pathologic process of increasing contact pressure over the lateral patellar facet as knee flexion progresses. ...
Raymundo Ana Carolina Nascimento AC School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Objective This study assessed pharmacological treatment adherence using the Morisky-Green Test and identified related variables. Method A longitudinal and retrospective study examined 283 patients with hypertension (62.5% women, 73.4 [10.9] years old) who were being monitored by a chronic disease management program for 17 months between 2011 and 2012. Nurses ...
O Hartaigh Bríain B Department of Radiology, Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Yale School of Medicine, Adler Geriatric Center, New Haven, - - 2014
The current study assessed which measure of heart rate (HR) is most associated with inflammatory activity. Among 368 hypertensive patients (mean age±standard deviation, 60.6±10.8; 52.9% women), mean daytime (from 6 am to 10 pm), nighttime (from 10 pm to 6 am), and 24-hour HR were recorded using a continuous 24-hour ...
Indra Tomáš T Third Department of Internal Medicine, General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic; and First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - - 2014
Primary aldosteronism (PA) represents the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Beyond increased blood pressure, additional harmful effects of aldosterone excess including inappropriate left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy were found. We evaluated the effect of adrenalectomy and spironolactone on blood pressure and myocardial remodelling in a long-term follow-up study. Thirty-one patients ...
Triantafyllidi Helen H 2nd Department of Cardiology, Medical School, University of Athens, ATTIKON Hospital, Athens, Greece - - 2014
Aortic stiffness is an important determinant of cardiovascular risk. We studied the long-term influence of successful antihypertensive treatment after a 3-year follow-up, regarding aortic stiffness improvement from baseline evaluation in never treated middle-aged patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. In 132 patients with hypertension, aortic stiffness was evaluated by ...
Okamoto Luis E LE From the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center and Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine (L.E.O., A.G., C.A.S., A.C.A., B.K.B., S.R.R., D.R., I.B.), and Departments of Pharmacology (S.R.R., D.R., I.B.), Neurology (D.R.), and Biostatistics (L.C.), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, - - 2014
Nebivolol, unlike other selective β1-receptor blockers, induces vasodilation attributable to increased NO bioavailability. The relative contribution of this mechanism to the blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects of nebivolol is unclear because it is normally masked by baroreflex buffering. Autonomic failure provides a unique model of hypertension devoid of autonomic modulation but ...
Stubbert Daniel D From the Cardiovascular Division, King's College London, The British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United - - 2014
Dysregulated blood pressure control leading to hypertension is prevalent and is a risk factor for several common diseases. Fully understanding blood pressure regulation offers the possibility of developing rationale therapies to alleviate hypertension and associated disease risks. Although hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a well-established endogenous vasodilator, the molecular basis of ...
Issa Zeinab Z From the 1Endocrine Division, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; 2Endocrine Hypertension Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Endocrine Division, Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program, WHO Collaborating Center for Metabolic Bone Disorders; and 4Scholars in Health Research Program, American University of Beirut, Beirut, - - 2014
Although hormone therapy remains the most efficacious option for the management of vasomotor symptoms of menopause, its effects on blood pressure remain unclear. This review scrutinizes evidence of the mechanisms of action of hormone therapy on signaling pathways affecting blood pressure and evidence from clinical studies. Comprehensive Ovid MEDLINE searches ...
Casazza Franco F UO Cardiologia, Ospedale S. Carlo Borromeo, Milano, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the study is to describe the course of the echocardiographically measured pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PAsP) in a series of patients included in the Italian Pulmonary Embolism Registry (IPER). Patients with confirmed PE received an echo-Doppler evaluation within 24hours from hospital admission and after one year. Pulmonary ...
Neutel Joel M JM Orange County Research Center, Tustin, CA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Long-term safety of a free-tablet combination of nebivolol and valsartan was assessed in a Phase III, open-label trial (NCT01415505). Adults with hypertension entered a 4-week placebo run-in phase, followed by a 52-week treatment phase. Initial dosage (Neb/Val 5/160 mg/d) was titrated up to 20/320 mg/d to achieve blood pressure (BP) goal (JNC7 ...
Pucci Giacomo G aDipartimento di Medicina, Università di Perugia, Perugia bStruttura Complessa di Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Terni, Terni, Italy cHealth and Environment Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, - - 2014
We investigated whether aortic characteristic impedance (Zc), that is, the ratio between the pulsatile change in pressure and flow in the proximal aorta, is related to left ventricular hypertrophy and geometry independently of blood pressure (BP). A total of 438 never-treated hypertensive individuals (men 62%, age 48 ± 11 years, BP 147/90 ± 16/10 mmHg) ...
Stabouli Stella S a1st Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokratio Hospital bHypertension-24 h ABPM ESH Center of Excellence, 3rd Department of Medicine c4th Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece dUniversity of Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to explore the impact of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) parameters on arterial stiffness measured by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) in children and adolescents. The study population consisted of 138 consecutive young patients (age range 4-20 years) referred to our hypertension center. Office blood ...
Haskin Orly O Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room G306, Stanford, CA, 94305-5208, - - 2014
The blood pressure (BP) burden is high in pediatric hemodialysis (HD) patients and adversely affects prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine whether 44-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) provides additional relevant BP data compared with 24-h ABPM. ABPM was initiated at the end of the mid-week dialysis run ...
Williams Sandra F SF Sandra F Williams, Department of Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL 33331, United - - 2014
African Americans have exceptionally high rates of hypertension and hypertension related complications. It is commonly reported that the blood pressure lowering efficacy of renin angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors is attenuated in African Americans due to a greater likelihood of having a low renin profile. Therefore these agents are often not ...
Schiros Chun G - - 2014
Torsion shear angle φ is an important measure of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions. Here we provide a novel index utilizing LV normalized torsion shear angle φ^ volume V^ loop to assess LV diastolic functional properties. We defined the area within φ^V^ loop as torsion hysteresis area, and ...
Lee Sang-Eun SE Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
A hypertensive response to exercise (HRE) is known to be associated with higher risk of heart failure and future cardiovascular events in patients with hypertension. Left atrial volume index (LAVI) is associated with the diastolic dysfunction, indicating exercise intolerance. Therefore, we investigated whether LAVI is relevant to HRE during cardiopulmonary ...
Jusufovic Mirza M From the Departments of Neurology (M.J., E.C.S.) and Internal Medicine (E.B.), Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; and Stroke Trials Unit, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom - - 2014
Early and intensive blood pressure-lowering treatment seems to be beneficial in patients with acute hemorrhagic stroke and high blood pressure. We wanted to see if similar benefits can be shown from a later and more gradual blood pressure lowering, using data from the Scandinavian Candesartan Acute Stroke Trial (SCAST). SCAST ...
Ollikainen Emilia E Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, - - 2014
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate whether periodontal condition is associated with hypertension and systolic blood pressure. The study population consisted of dentate, non-diabetic, non-smoking individuals aged 30-49 years (n = 1,296) in the national Health 2000 Survey in Finland. The number of teeth with deepened (≥ ...
Thomopoulos Costas C aDepartment of Cardiology, Helena Venizelou Hospital, Athens, Greece bDepartment of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS cDepartment of Health Sciences, University of Milan Bicocca dScientific Direction, Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS eCentro Interuniversitario di Fisiologia Clinica e Ipertensione, University of Milan, Milan, - - 2014
Relevant clinical questions not approached by randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of blood pressure (BP)-lowering treatment can be explored by meta-analyses stratified by clinical criteria. Investigating whether all grades of hypertension benefit from BP-lowering treatment and which are the target BP levels to maximize outcome reduction. Of the 68 RCTs of ...
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