By Hans Brunner
Hypertension experts and different physicians must be accustomed to the newest learn and effects from medical trials to make sure sufferers obtain the easiest care attainable. during this publication Professor Brunner has introduced jointly a group of famous specialists to study the giant output of peer-reviewed literature during this box. Readers will locate insightful stories of greater than a hundred key papers released some time past year, highlighting vital findings and discussing the path that destiny learn must take to reply to these concerns nonetheless unresolved.
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Antihypertensive efficacy and safety of olme- sartan medoxomil compared with amlodipine for mild-to-moderate hypertension. J Hum Hypertens 2003; 17: 425–32. 6. Lacourciere Y. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind study of the antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of irbesartan in patients aged Ն65 years with mild to moderate hypertension. Clin Ther 2000; 22: 1213–24. 7. Lacourciere Y, Lenis J, Orchard R, Lewanczuk R, Houde M, Pesant Y, Wright J, Wilson T, Martin K. A comparison of the efficacies and duration of action of the angiotensin II receptor blockers telmisartan and amlodipine.
Source: ALLHAT Officers and Coordinators for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group ͉13͉, Wing et al. (2003) ͉14͉ and Server et al. (2005) ͉15͉. three studies were performed in older patients, who respond better to a diuretic. All three studies show the same result if it is accepted that blood pressure lowering is the critical determinant of outcome. 2). This would mean that prognosis should be better in the diuretic-based group, but the primary outcome was the same. 1 mmHg in systolic blood pressure.
LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE THERAPY 29 cate how, when and in which sequence these investigations should be performed in order to be cost-effective. The study conducted by Viazzi and colleagues, like the one published previously by Cuspidi and colleagues ͉6͉, is very important and useful for clinicians. As pointed out by the authors, routine evaluation of the risk profile can lead to underestimation of the risk and, therefore, to misclassifying a substantial number of patients if the work-up is incomplete.
The Year in Hypertension by Hans Brunner