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Expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic diuretics.
Academic detailingâ€”a method involving face-to-face education of clinicians by investigators trained to present trial findings and guidelinesâ€”may have been associated with a small change in prescribing patterns for patients with high blood pressure.
A research article to be published on August 7 , 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. Study designed by Dr. El-Bokl and performed by Dr. Senousy and colleagues evaluated using spot urine Na/K ratio as an alternative. Forty patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites were admitted to Ain Shams University Hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
New research supports the findings of a landmark drug comparison study published in 2002 in which a diuretic drug or â€œwater pillâ€ outperformed other medications for high blood pressure. A scientific team including investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reports the findings in the May 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The need to urinate two or more times each night increased the risk of death in elderly men, a study in Japan found. The researchers found that Japanese men with nocturia -- excessive nighttime urination -- had a greater risk of death than Japanese men living in similar assisted-living facilities who did not have nocturia. The geriatric assessment of 788 residents -- all 70 or older -- considered age, sex, weight, diabetes, hypertension, history of coronary heart disease, nephropathy, alcohol...
Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams used a diuretic to make their earmarked weight, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. In Wednesday's editions, the newspaper reported both players had $400,000 in incentive bonuses in their contracts if they met, or were below, a specific weight during several weigh-ins throughout the season. It added that the letter states both players are subject to receive bonuses if they met or were below a specific weight 11 times during the year -- eight...
A Minnesota judge Thursday extended his injunction allowing five suspended players to play despite apparently violating the league's substance-abuse policy. On Thursday, U.S.
A record 2002 study promising generic hypertension pills for pennies a day, that work better than expensive medications, failed to reach its goal, experts say. The original findings suggested a national saving of billions of dollars in treating the tens of millions of U.S.
The drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase diabetes risk, U.S. researchers said.
Patients with high blood pressure who took a diuretic and a potassium-sparing drug, reduced cardiac mortality by 40 percent, U.S. researchers said. The current U.S.
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