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2013-09-25 23:25:11

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Hypertension Treatment Drugs Markets in China. London (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 China's demand for hypertension treatment drugs has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and...

2013-09-16 10:36:23

Dr. David Pollock has a simple message for fellow hypertension researchers: think endothelin. In a country where better than 30 percent of adults have high blood pressure and 50-75 percent of those have salt-sensitive hypertension, he believes the powerful endothelin system, which helps the body eliminate salt, should not be essentially ignored. However, the research and clinical world focus on suppressing a better-known system, which prompts the body to hold onto salt, said Pollock,...

ACE Inhibitors Could Reduce Radiotherapy Damage To Heart and Lungs
2013-04-21 08:11:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Damage to the heart and lungs caused by treating tumors in a person´s chest area can be limited through the use of drug typically used to treat cardiovascular disease, a team of Dutch researchers claim in a new study. Dr. Sonja Van der Veen of the University Medical Centre, Groningen (UMCG), and colleagues intended to find out whether or not angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors could help prevent a condition known...

2013-01-11 13:19:05

Results come from large, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Highlight: -While safe and well-tolerated, angiotensin II blockade did not lessen tissue scarring or prevent kidney failure in kidney transplant recipients. -Angiotensin II blockade is known to slow kidney disease progression in individuals without transplants. A drug that protects the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease does not seem to provide the same benefit to kidney transplant recipients, according to...

2012-11-28 13:15:59

A novel study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that commonly used drugs to treat heart failure and high blood pressure may have a wider range of application than earlier known, and also can be used against so called HFPEF -- a type of heart failure that until now has been impossible to treat. The study, which is published in the scientific journal JAMA, shows that the mortality rate in a group of HFPEF patients who used these medications decreased. Heart failure affects 3 per...

2012-09-11 22:25:52

Nearly 5 percent of pregnant women are prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, including some drugs that aren't considered safe for mothers or their babies, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Use of high blood pressure drugs during pregnancy is becoming increasingly common, said Brian T. Bateman, M.D., lead author and Assistant Professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. "While we know high blood pressure, or...

2012-09-10 11:01:08

Many patients with hypertension are treated with ACE inhibitors. These drugs block the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) that regulates the salt and water balance of the body and raises blood pressure. Recent studies by a research team led by Professor Ken Bernstein (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA) have, however, significantly broadened the enzyme´s known task spectrum: The enzyme also plays a key role in blood formation, renal development and male fertility....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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