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2007-04-24 18:00:36

A British study confirming the safety of the drug Lisinopril could help people who have suffered a stroke. High blood pressure is common immediately after a stroke and such patients tend to have a worse outcome than those with normal blood pressure. Therefore, scientists believe it might be helpful to have a drug available that would lower blood pressure immediately after a stroke occurs. However, trials to date have shown variable results, probably because treatment was either started...

2006-10-22 03:00:10

By Holzgreve, Heinrich; Risler, Teut; Trenkwalder, Peter Key words: Combination drug therapy - Hypertension - Indapamide - Perindopril - Risk factors ABSTRACT Background: Tight blood pressure (BP) control is required to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the first line combination perindopril/indapamide in hypertension in daily practice. Design and methods: In this prospective, open-label, observational trial, 1892...

2006-06-07 22:58:27

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When pregnant women take ACE inhibitor medication during their first trimester, the risk of the infants having major malformations is more than doubled, according to a study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. Angiotensin-converting-enzyme (or ACE) inhibitors are widely used to treat high blood pressure, and are often prescribed for people with diabetes. Many formulations are available, sold under numerous brand names. "Exposure to ACE...

2006-05-05 10:30:30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with patients of other ethnicities, black and East Asian patients are at increased risk for various adverse reactions when taking cardiovascular drugs, according to a report in the British Medical Journal. Ethnic group "may be one determinant of harms of a given treatment in the individual patient, either because it acts as a surrogate measure of genetic make up or because cultural factors alter the risk," senior author Dr. Robin E. Ferner and...

2006-01-23 10:15:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK -- A traditional Scandinavian beverage, fermented milk, can help reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension, a new study from Finland shows. The drink has long been popular in Scandinavian countries, Dr. Riita Korpela of Valio Ltd. Research and Development in Helsinki, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health in an E-mail interview. Valio makes a modern version, with juice added, and sells it in several European countries. It is made by adding Lactobacillus...

2005-11-29 13:57:21

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In older patients with congestive heart failure or high blood pressure, treatment with a type of blood pressure lowering drug, called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, appears to slow unintentional weight loss, researchers report in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The investigators note that weight loss is associated with higher mortality in patients with heart failure. As lead investigator Gina D. Schellenbaum told Reuters...

2005-10-21 13:20:23

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Since 1999, rates of kidney failure in the United States have stabilized, ending a two-decade climb in which rates rose by 5 percent to 10 percent each year, according to a recent report by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The report, which is to be presented next month at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Nephrology,...

2005-09-05 08:57:25

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Giving Pfizer Inc.'s drug Accupril to patients who have recently had bypass surgery provides no benefit, researchers said on Monday. A study involving more than 2,500 patients found no improvement in patient outcomes from giving the ACE inhibitor medicine, which reduces blood pressure, within seven days of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. "The results suggest that current optimal treatment is not improved by the addition of an ACE inhibitor for patients who...

2005-09-04 08:39:11

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A widely used blood pressure pill can reduce the risk of death in elderly heart attack survivors by preventing their hearts deteriorating in a process known as "remodelling," researchers said on Sunday. Perindopril, one of a group of popular anti-hypertension drugs called ACE inhibitors, reduced remodelling by 46 percent over a 1-year period when compared to a placebo, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress. Remodelling...

2005-09-04 04:25:26

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A widely used blood pressure pill can reduce the risk of death in elderly heart attack survivors by preventing their hearts deteriorating in a process known as "remodelling," researchers said on Sunday. Perindopril, one of a group of popular anti-hypertension drugs called ACE inhibitors, reduced remodelling by 46 percent over a 1-year period when compared to a placebo, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress. Remodelling...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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