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Effects of the time of antihypertensive drugs administration on the stage of primary open-angle glaucoma in patients with arterial hypertension.
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PMID:  22424547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Many patients with glaucoma suffer from arterial hypertension (AH). It has been proved that both AH and low blood pressure (BP) at night are important vascular risk factors for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The aims of this study were to assess the severity of pathological changes within the optic nerve and characteristics of blood flow in selected arteries of the eyeball and orbit in patients with POAG and controlled hypertension, in relation to the time of hypotensive drugs administration. Eighty-eight patients with POAG and treated, controlled hypertension were examined. The patients were divided into two subgroups, consisting of group A (n = 43), in whom hypotensive drugs were dosed only in the morning and group B (n = 45), in whom hypotensive drugs were also taken in the evening. In patients who were taking hypotensive drugs also in the evening (group B), there was a statistically significant lower mean perfusion pressure at night, a greater visual field loss and reduced amplitude of evoked potentials. Our analysis showed significantly worse changes in the parameters relating to the optic nerve in patients taking hypertensive medicines in the evening and also significantly lower perfusion pressures at night.
Beata Krasińska; Małgorzata Karolczak-Kulesza; Zbigniew Krasiński; Katarzyna Pawlaczyk-Gabriel; Paweł Lopatka; Jerzy Głuszek; Andrzej Tykarski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-1999     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hypertension and Vascular and Internal Diseases, University of Medical Sciences Poznan , Poland.
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