Tag: "diuretic" at medical news
Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis
...itored platelet and renal function, as well as the diuretic
and natriuretic responses to furosemide. Celecoxi...ls. Neither celecoxib nor the placebo affected the diuretic
or natriuretic effects of furosemide or the urinary excretion of prostaglandins. Naproxen significan...
Certain high blood pressure combination therapies elevate risk for death from cardiovascular disease
...nt) were treated at baseline with a combination of diuretic
plus either ACE inhibitor, beta-blocker, or calciu... of High Blood Pressure], which recommend low-dose diuretic
therapy for most patients with hypertension," the authors write.(JAMA. 2004; 292:2849-2859. Availab...
New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals
...ood volume. BENICAR HCT combines BENICAR with the diuretic
hydrochlorothiazide.BENICAR and BENICAR HCT are ap...nicar HCT TM , an angiotensin receptor blocker and diuretic
combination product indicated for the second-line treatment of hypertension; and Aerobid, an inhaled...
Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet
...ng-term. It is especially important that people on diuretic
or diabetes medications be monitored by a doctor because the low-carbohydrate diet affects hydration and blood sugar levels, Yancy said. The 120 study participants were randomly assigned to either the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet or the low-fa...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2004 (first issue)
...S Inhalation through a nebulizer of furosemide, a diuretic
used for hypertension, alleviated the sensation of severe breathlessness (dyspnea) caused by exercise testing in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. The investigators performed a double-blind, randomized cro...
Hormone released by bone marrow cells may hasten recovery from brain injury
..., hormones made by the heart that exhibit powerful diuretic
and blood pressure-lowering characteristics. In rat models of stroke, these atrial natriuretic peptides have been reported to decrease brain swelling or edema. Human bone marrow is capable of producing significant amounts of BNP, the USF researchers ...
Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure
...ly higher systolic pressure in the not treated and diuretic
groups. Participants with a SNP in SLC9A2 and being treated with beta-blockers averaged 72 mmHg diastolic blood pressure, compared to 93 mmHg for those with the same SNP taking only calcium channel blockers and 84 mmHg for people only on RAS inhibit...
Ultrafiltration device shown safe, effective and reduces hospital stay for heart failure patients
...ational average of patients receiving conventional diuretic
treatment. Data also demonstrated that System 100 ...al, and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. "Conventional diuretic
treatments have been frustrating to doctors due to unpredictable results and treatment times," said ...
Diuretic may help increase brain blood flow in cocaine addicts
...pearing in print on 20 August 2003, reports that a diuretic
commonly used to treat hypertension and congestive...ve members of society. To gauge the effects of the diuretic
amiloride on cocaine dependent subjects, Thomas Kosten, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Yale School...
Drug reduces deaths and hospital stays in heart attack patients with heart failure
...ients taking spironolactone -- and adjust doses or diuretic
usage accordingly. Some patients with kidney problems or low creatinine clearance may not be able to take eplerenone. Interestingly, eplerenone seems to have prevented hypokalemia -- dangerously low potassium -- in some patients. The risk of hypokal...
Calcium-blocker drug slows artery clogging better than beta blocker
...Hg both drugs were increased and when necessary, a diuretic
was added. Patients underwent ultrasound scanning of carotid arteries to measure the thickness of the arterial wall at baseline and every year throughout the study. When blood pressure was measured in the clinic the drugs achieved virtually the same...
Will a banana a day keep a stroke away?
...se." Researchers also examined the small number of diuretic
users who also had atrial fibrillation, an irregul...were 10 times more likely to develop a stroke than diuretic
users with regular heart rhythms and higher blood potassium levels....
Gout drug shows promise in treating chronic heart failure
...orcing the failing heart to work even harder. The diuretic
drugs used to treat the fluid retention of heart failure can result in gout, a buildup of uric acid in the blood. Gout occurs when excess uric acid is converted to sodium urate crystal and deposits in joints and other tissues, often in the big toe. ...
CONVINCE trial results unveiled at annual hypertension meeting
... of care therapy (the beta blocker atenolol or the diuretic
hydrochlorothiazide). The study enrolled 16,602 hypertensive patients with a second risk factor for cardiovascular disease (i.e., history of heart attack, stroke or smoking; type II diabetes; left ventricular hypertrophy; low HDL cholesterol; history...
Controlling blood pressure early prevents heart disease in elderly
... of 134 participants taking hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic
commonly prescribed for systolic hypertension (the "active" group), and 134 taking a placebo. Participants in both groups had an average systolic blood pressure of 171 mmHg and an average age of 74 years at study entry. A comparison group (controls) ...
Practical guidance for treatment of heart failure is launched
...hat a diagnosis of heart failure has been made and diuretic
treatment has been initiated. The first step is to confirm the presence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The second step entails starting first-line therapy, which consists of an ACE inhibitor followed by a beta-blocker. Both drugs should...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...h as beta blockertreatment and 20 times as much as diuretic
treatment. The current study wassupported by a grant from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research....
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
... Veterans Affairs. "The regimens of diuretic
plus beta-blocker gave the lowestaverage pressures and calcium channel blockers the highest," says H...