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Managing hypertension: recommendations from the experts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the management of hypertension and made recommendations. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict blood pressure (BP) control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, and death. Hypertension can be treated using medication or by...

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How effective is self-monitoring for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) improves BP control in patients with hypertension. They found that self-monitoring results in improved BP levels and BP control at 12 months. Some background Regularly measuring blood pressure (BP) levels is important to manage hypertension (high blood pressure). To treat...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Can alternative thiazide-type diuretics treat left ventricular hypertrophy?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hydrochlorothiazide and alternative thiazide-type diuretics (CHIPs) can treat left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension. They found that CHIPs effectively treat LVH in patients with hypertension. Some background Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a condition caused by an enlarged heart...

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Is the use of medications that interfere with blood pressure control common in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of blood pressure (BP)-interfering medication is common in patients hypertension. The study concluded that patients with new or treatment-resistant hypertension commonly take BP-interfering medication including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some background Managing BP is...

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Managing postnatal hypertension: is a self-monitoring protocol more effective?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if self-management of hypertension is effective and feasible in postpartum women. They found that self-management improved blood pressure control and is a feasible treatment protocol for postpartum women with hypertension. Some background During pregnancy many women can experience hypertensive conditions (high...

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Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian Diet Great for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

Critical benefits may be had from eating a vegetarian diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, a recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials* indicates. Published in Clinical Nutrition,  the meta-analysis of nine studies involved over 600 participants taking insulin, oral glucose lowering drugs, lipid-lowering medications or medications to...

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I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 2 comments

By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...

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Does self-monitoring or telemonitoring improve blood pressure management in patients with uncontrolled hypertension?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of telemonitoring and self-monitoring in the treatment and management of hypertension. They determined that self-monitoring with or without telemonitoring resulted in lower blood pressure compared to office monitoring. Some background Self-monitoring can be very useful to manage high blood pressure...

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