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2010-08-13 08:52:20

Expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic diuretics.

2010-05-25 07:27:14

Academic detailing—a method involving face-to-face education of clinicians by investigators trained to present trial findings and guidelines—may have been associated with a small change in prescribing patterns for patients with high blood pressure.

2009-08-12 11:26:00

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.

2009-05-14 09:53:15

New research supports the findings of a landmark drug comparison study published in 2002 in which a diuretic drug or “water pill” 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.

2009-04-28 14:04:37

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...

2008-12-24 14:14:21

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...

2008-12-11 18:36:09

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.

2008-11-28 09:28:59

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.

2008-11-25 15:35:42

The drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase diabetes risk, U.S. researchers said.

2008-09-17 15:00:37

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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