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May 1, 2004 - ...Hypertension Management: Three vs. Six Months? Am Fam Physician. 2004 May 1;69(9):2196-2197. Clinical Question: Can patients with hypertension be seen every six months without loss of control, changes in patient satisfaction, or declines in adherence to treatment? Setting:...

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Jul 15, 2004 - ...Reduced mortality in patients with coronary heart disease can be achieved through lowered cholesterol levels, improved hypertension control, and regular exercise. Studies have shown that these options are being applied only partially in clinical practice. Strategies aimed at...

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Jul 15, 2004 - ...the international, multicenter, prospective, randomized open-blinded study were 50 years or older and had documented CAD with essential hypertension. Patients allocated to a calcium antagonist strategy (CAS) were given verapamil sustained-release (SR), while patients allocated to a...

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Jun 15, 2004 - ...might provide a clue, because the prevalence of insulin resistance is increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, essential hypertension, and CVD. Unfortunately, measurement of insulin-meditated glucose disposal, which would represent insulin resistance, is not yet...

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May 1, 2004 - ...Hypertension Blood pressure controlled Risk acceptable; no definition of blood-pressure control Risk usually outweighs benefit if systolic blood pressure is 140 to 159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure is 90 to 99 mm Hg Blood pressure uncontrolled Risk...

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Jun 15, 2004 - ...239 mothers, about two thirds of whom were white. The average age was 28 years. The women had high rates of preeclampsia, diabetes, and hypertension. The groups were comparable with regard to many characteristics, but those undergoing vertical incisions were significantly heavier...

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...of Gestational Hypertension-Preeclampsia Am Fam Physician. 2004 Feb 15;69(4):979-980. Hypertension is the most common medical disorder that occurs during pregnancy, occurring in 6 to 8 percent of pregnancies in the United States. The term gestational hypertension-preeclampsia is...

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...and Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2004 Feb 15;69(4):978-979. Severe obesity is associated with multiple comorbidities (such as hypertension and diabetes) that can decrease life expectancy. Gastric bypass (GBP) surgery for severe obesity can positively affect hypertension and...

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Jun 1, 2004 - ...discomfort. The preoperative assessment included measurement of uterine size and screening for comorbid conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, pulmonary disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Surgical data included the extent of uterine prolapse, estimated blood...

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May 15, 2004 - ...outcome. Subgroup analysis of patients with diabetes demonstrated particular benefit among the sickest subgroups, including patients with hypertension, anterior AMI, or tachycardia on admission. Of the 1,646 patients without diabetes, almost one half received ACE inhibitors. ACE...

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Apr 15, 2004 - ...hypertension or diabetes was unfavorable ($282,818 per QALY; gain of 0.0022 QALYs per person, or less than one quality-adjusted life-day per person). Annual screening of low-risk patients 60 years and older was more cost-effective ($53,372 per QALY). In patients with hypertension,...

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May 15, 2004 - ...for factors such as components of the metabolic syndrome (i.e., visceral obesity, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension) and the presence of stress hormones, negative emotions were found to predict CHD incidents significantly. High-density lipoprotein...

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Mar 1, 2003 - ...clearly can decrease mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, select arrhythmias, and hypertension. Drugs should be started at a low dosage and titrated upward. Care is necessary in patients with severe asthma or ongoing bronchospasms. Read...

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Apr 15, 2004 - ...between 2.0 and 3.0 (n = 1,703 patients). To be included in the study, patients had to have at least one additional risk factor, such as hypertension, age older than 75 years, previous thromboembolic phenomena, left ventricular ejection fraction less than 40 percent, symptomatic...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...tolerance. Chiasson and colleagues also attempted to determine whether decreasing postprandial hyperglycemia would decrease the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Male and female participants were 40 to 70 years of age and had a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 40...

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Apr 1, 2004 - ...years of age. Participants underwent exercise testing using a Bruce treadmill protocol. Cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension were assessed and used to stratify risk according to the 1998 Framingham risk equation. During a mean follow-up of 20.3 years, there...

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Apr 1, 2004 - ...of six and one half years. In the EDIC study, 1,349 participants were followed for the development of microalbuminuria, albuminuria, hypertension or treatment with antihypertensive medications, doubling of the serum creatinine concentration since the DCCT baseline level, or need for...

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Apr 1, 2004 - ...or 13 g per dL (130 g per L) in men, and Karnofsky scores of at least 60. Exclusion criteria included thrombocytosis, treatment-resistant hypertension, epilepsy, and treatment with certain drugs. Before randomization, patients were stratified according to tumor resection status....

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Mar 15, 2004 - ...high-risk patients. These agents are believed to be more effective than angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy. Nevertheless, in a large multinational trial, cardiovascular mortality was significantly reduced in...

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Dec 1, 2003 - ...Hypertension in Pregnancy Signals Hypertension Later Am Fam Physician. 2003 Dec 1;68(11):2270-2272. Although almost 30 percent of first pregnancies are believed to be complicated by hypertension, preeclampsia, or eclampsia, the long-term implications for these mothers are unclear....

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...weight was rapidly regained after therapy was stopped. Amphetamines also were used as weight loss agents, but their use often resulted in hypertension, addiction, and adverse myocardial events. Fenfluramine, which increased serotonin levels, was used alone or in combination with the...

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Mar 1, 2004 - ...levels, and in one patient taking cyclosporine because increased serum bilirubin levels and icterus were noted. Two patients developed hypertension while taking cyclosporine, but this condition was controlled with medication and slowly resolved after the treatment course was...

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...of atherosclerotic risk factors that includes insulin resistance, microalbuminuria, hypercoagulability, dyslipidemia, obesity, and hypertension. Recognition of the increased risk for coronary disease and stroke makes intervention essential in patients with these risk factors. Scott...

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...Hypertension and proteinuria are risk factors for faster progression of kidney disease. Pharmacologic control of hypertension reduces urine protein excretion and slows progression of the disease. Recent guidelines included in the seventh report of the Joint National Committee for...

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Mar 1, 2004 - ...had at least two documented normal thyroid tests during pregnancy. The two groups of mothers were matched for age, parity, smoking, and hypertension. Blood samples were collected between 25 and 48 hours or 49 and 120 hours after birth for determination of thyroid-stimulating hormone...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...in patients with subclinical disease. Overt hypothyroidism increases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, induces diastolic hypertension, alters coagulability, and negatively affects vascular smooth muscle function. Treatment of overt hypothyroidism can moderate these...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, and calcium channel blockers in the treatment of hypertension. An extensive search revealed 354 trials that met study criteria. The researchers defined efficacy as the reduction in systolic and...

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Feb 15, 2004 - ...Metabolic syndrome is defined as obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Persons who have the syndrome are at increased risk for adverse coronary events and stroke. Aggressive management can decrease mortality. Wong and associates used data from the Third...

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Jan 15, 2004 - ...Diuretics Are Treatment of Choice for Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jan 15;69(2):428-433. The health benefits of diuretics and beta blockers are proved. To determine the relative health benefits of six first-line antihypertensive therapies, Psaty and colleagues used a new...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...factors. The authors note that the risk analysis probably will involve clinical evaluation, as well as assessment for residual pulmonary hypertension, screening for genetic thrombophilia, and a D-dimer assay at the end of the treatment period. Indefinite anticoagulation may be...

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Nov 15, 2003 - ...Blood Lead and Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women Am Fam Physician. 2003 Nov 15;68(10):2063-2068. Studies of blood lead levels in men suggest that elevated levels increase the risk for hypertension, perhaps through direct effects on the heart, vascular muscle, or central nervous...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...per L), and coronary disease or noncoronary occlusive vascular disease. Men with diabetes who were 65 years or older and who had treated hypertension also were eligible for the study. Exclusions included recent myocardial infarction; stroke or hospital admission for angina; chronic...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...kidney. This study confirms that better control of risk factors for vascular diseases often occurring in patients with diabetes (such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia) helps to prevent the progression of nephropathic changes.—B.Z. Add/view commentsHide comments...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...defibrillator devices. A greater likelihood of survival was noted in younger patients and those whose arrest was witnessed. A history of hypertension, digoxin use, or a need for epinephrine during the resuscitation event conferred a higher mortality risk. The average length of...

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Jan 1, 2004 - ...Outcomes included transient ischemic attacks and strokes, which were classified according to subtypes. Patients also were assessed for hypertension, physical activity levels, and baseline characteristics such as age, race, smoking status, and diabetes. After an average of 5.6 years,...

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Jan 15, 2004 - ...of structural heart disease. This stage includes patients with hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, previous exposure to cardiotoxic drugs, or a family history of cardiomyopathy. Control of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes are the chief targets for...

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Sep 1, 2002 - ...They enrolled more than 9,000 Scandinavian patients 55 to 80 years of age who had hypertension and evidence of LVH on electrocardiography (ECG). Exclusions included patients with secondary hypertension, recent myocardial infarction or stroke, angina, heart failure, or...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...September 1998 and December 1999 were enrolled in the study. The diagnosis of cirrhosis was established by biopsy or by signs of portal hypertension such as gastroesophageal varices, previous variceal bleeding, or ascites. Researchers collected clinical and laboratory data at the...

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Jan 1, 2004 - ...is the most important risk factor to be modified in patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Unexpectedly, the authors found that hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes are not associated with greater rates of aneurysm dilation. There may even be a future role for antibiotic...

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Nov 1, 2003 - ...Systolic Hypertension Affects Balance, Gait, and Fall Risk Am Fam Physician. 2003 Nov 1;68(9):1846-1847. Age-associated changes in blood pressure homeostasis exacerbated by hypertension have been associated with increased fall risk. Possible mechanisms for this adverse condition...

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Dec 1, 2003 - ...outcomes in women at high risk of preeclampsia based on history. Risk factors were previous preeclampsia, chronic (preexisting) hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, and advanced age at conception. Fourteen studies involving 12,416 women met the inclusion criteria. Analysis for...

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Dec 1, 2003 - ...ischemic attack or carotid endarterectomy, hospitalization for angina, cardiac revascularization or transplant, renal failure, malignant hypertension, all-cause mortality, cancer, and hospitalization for bleeding (excluding hemorrhagic stroke). The sample size was increased during...

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Nov 15, 2003 - ...was defined as a history of coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or diabetes plus one other risk factor, such as hypertension, elevated total cholesterol level, low high-density lipoprotein level, smoking, or microalbuminuria. Patients with known heart...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...ACE Inhibitor vs. Diuretic for Hypertension Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2003 Oct 15;68(8):1631. Studies in recent years have shown clinical benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors beyond their ability to simply lower blood pressure ACE inhibitors appear to be of...

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Sep 15, 2003 - ...of unknown clinical significance. A plasma free-metanephrine determination can detect or rule out pheochromocytoma. If the patient has hypertension, a serum potassium level and a plasma aldosterone concentration–plasma renin activity ratio can identify primary aldosteronism. Imaging...

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Nov 1, 2003 - ...Participants in the study were consecutive patients who were at least 20 years of age, regardless of treatment status for hypertension. The only exclusion factor was cardiac arrhythmia. Each participant was instructed by a nurse in measuring blood pressure using an oscillometric...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...were obtained, detecting three CCVMs and one case of delayed transition from fetal to neonatal circulation and self-limited pulmonary hypertension. Analysis showed a sensitivity of 60 percent, specificity of 99.95 percent, positive predictive value of 75 percent, negative predictive...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...in mortality and myocardial infarction rates. This finding was true even when other variables such as gender, age, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, previous myocardial infarction, and elevated troponin levels were controlled for in the analysis. The invasive strategy reduced...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...and recovery in 2 percent. Frequent ventricular ectopy was more common in older patients, and those with known coronary artery disease, hypertension, and decreased exercise tolerance. A subnormal increase in heart rate with exercise as well as a delayed return to the resting heart...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...or ARB agent were similar to those who did not receive these medications. Although more of the treated group had diabetes or a history of hypertension, renal function was significantly worse in patients who were not receiving one of the medications. Within one year of discharge, 27...

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