Tag: "diuretics" at medical news

Effectiveness of first renin inhibitor drug for treating hypertension is limited

...ve as an antihypertensive agent than CEIs, ARBs or diuretics and it has a limited antihypertensive dose response curve. Although aliskiren lowered blood pressure to a greater extent when combined with a CEI or an ARB or a diuretic, blood pressure control was achieved by less than 50% of patients. Because alisk...

Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients

...perly. Aldosterone antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics that rid the body of excess salt and water, have been studied to treat patients with advanced heart failure and LVSD. In this study, researchers looked to determine the effect of the aldosterone antagonist eplerenone on patients with left ventric...

EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC

... edema or excess body fluid, which is treated with diuretics to excrete the fluid. In contrast to diuretics, tolvaptan is designed to promote aquaresis, the excretion of electrolyte-free water. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., are develo...

Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes

...revent people from getting diabetes, and the older diuretics or beta-blockers, increase the chance that a perso...y concluded that compared to inactive sugar-pills, diuretics or beta-blockers slightly increase the risk of becoming diabetic, whereas ARBs or ACE-inhibitors sig...

Use, as well as 'meth mouth,' on the rise

...e for the substance abuse Patients should avoid diuretics such as caffeine, tobacco and alcoholic beverages Patients should use fluoride products to reduce the risk of cavities Establishing more frequent visits to ensure the maintenance of oral health ...

Upgrading donor lung quality to improve availability

..., new mechanical ventilation strategies and use of diuretics to increase secretion of fluid. As a result of these efforts, 135 organs were upgraded from poor to usable, making them eligible for transplantation. "A key strategy for increasing the number of usable donor lungs in our study was modifying donor ...

Gout increases risk of heart attack, according to University of Pittsburgh study

...th gout was significantly more likely to have used diuretics and alcohol. Modest yet statistically significant ... acute MI to be present among nonusers of alcohol, diuretics or aspirin and among those who did not have metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus or obesity. "Th...

Study shows digitalis safe in patients with common form of heart failure

...receiving two common treatments for heart failure: diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Patients were followed for a mean of 37 months. The team of researchers, from 10 different medical centers, analyzed data from the study and found that digitalis had no effect on death from heart failu...

For patients with severe lung injury, less is more

...gs such as dobutamine to improve heart function or diuretics to increase fluid output. "A key focus of caring for these critically ill patients is management of fluids," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. "Fluid management in patients with ALI/ARDS has been the subject of intense debate for decades. ...

Diuretic may not be best way to reduce CHF water retention

... the heart. Though they are key to reducing fluid, diuretics can cause the kidneys to excrete more sodium than ...ccurs in heart failure patients who are not taking diuretics but who still experience its effects because of an imbalance of water and salt. About 90 percent of ...

Medications that lower blood pressure linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

... When antihypertensives were broken down by type, diuretics were most strongly associated with a lower inciden...act reasons for the link between potassium-sparing diuretics and reduced risk of AD is unclear, the authors suggest that the increased blood potassium levels ass...

Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness

... and other body tissues. Aggressive treatment with diuretics is a mainstay of therapy. Now, a new study sugges...t failure to aggressive treatment with intravenous diuretics or to ultrafiltration. They evaluated patients during treatment, upon discharge from the hospital, a...

Diuretics reduce risk of death from congestive heart failure

...nd ankles -- up until now it was not known whether diuretics had a more substantial effect in treating CHF. "Th... patients with chronic heart failure, conventional diuretics appear to reduce the risk of death and worsening heart failure compared to placebo," according to th...

High blood pressure and kidney disease increase risk for heart disease and stroke in older Americans

...e study also confirmed other earlier findings that diuretics are as effective as or better for preventing cardi...e than newer drugs. "Overall, ACE inhibitors and diuretics were about equally likely to protect against heart attacks," said Rahman, "but diuretics seemed more...

Researchers provide dose of education to lower blood pressure

...Study findings first announced in 2002 showed that diuretics rather than newer, more expensive drugs such as A... impact beyond improving cardiovascular health. As diuretics generally cost less per pill than the other drugs, prescribing them first could dramatically reduce ...

Landmark hypertension study launches extensive physician and patient education program

...ALLHAT researchers reported in 2002 that, overall, diuretics are more beneficial than calcium channel blockers,...LLHAT findings published in June 2005. In general, diuretics are well tolerated by patients, with few side effects. Sometimes called "water pills," diuretics red...

Thiamin deficiency common in hospitalized heart failure patients

...els of disease severity and had differing doses of diuretics prior to their admission, which may have accounted for the lack of relationship between diuretic dose and thiamin deficiency," she said. Dr. Keith also pointed out that although they observed that patients taking supplements were less likely to be d...

One in five patients on commonly prescribed diuretics have abnormal sodium and potassium levels

One in five patients taking diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure or hea...ad received at least one prescription for thiazide diuretics between 1990 and 2002, but only 32 per cent had had their sodium and potassium levels recorded elect...

Less-invasive ultrafiltration device may be practical alternative to diuretics

...s reported that ultrafiltration before intravenous diuretics effectively and safely decreased the length of hos...ith these studies, noted that current therapy with diuretics is not as effective as physicians would like. "Ultrafiltration might be an important new technique t...

New model shows gender differences in high blood pressure, Jefferson scientists find

...s to treat high blood pressure than currently used diuretics and specific receptor blockers." She notes that even though these mice have hypertension, their blood vessels are not enlarged, which is typical of progressive heart failure and kidney disease and are associated with high blood pressure. "These mice ...

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