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Effect of home blood pressure monitoring for blood pressure control in hypertensive patients taking multiple antihypertensive medications including fimasartan (the FORTE study)

Choi JY, Kim Ki, Kim CH

Background Although recent hypertension guidelines recommend home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring, its effect in clinical practice is not well known. This study aimed to identify current HBP measurement status and obstacles...
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Pediatric hypertension: an updated review

Ashraf M, Irshad M, Parry NA

Globally hypertension in adults is among the leading preventable cause of premature death, where a graded association from the childhood hypertension is well recognised. With the concurrent rise in obesity...
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Metabolomics profiling in hypertension and blood pressure regulation: a review

Onuh JO, Aliani M

Hypertension is a chronic health condition in which blood pressure is usually elevated beyond normal levels. It can progress with serious complications if left undetected and untreated. Incidence of hypertension...
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Intensive blood pressure lowering: a practical review

Camafort M, Redón J, Pyun WB, Coca A

According to the last Hypertension guideline recommendations, it may be concluded that intensive BP lowering is only advisable in a subgroup of patients where there is a clear net benefit...
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High serum uric acid within the normal range is a useful predictor of hypertension among Japanese community-dwelling elderly women

Kawamoto R, Ninomiya D, Akase T, Asuka K, Kumagi T

Background The risk associated with serum uric acid (SUA) levels when within the normal range is unknown. This study aims to examine whether SUA within the normal range is a predictor...
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Serum adipocytokines and adiposity as predictive indices of preeclampsia

Bawah AT, Yeboah FA, Nanga S, Alidu H, Ngala RA

Background This study was aimed at determining the levels of serum adiponectin, leptin, resistin, visfatin and lipids during the first trimester in pregnant women and to evaluate the relationship between these...
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Treatment adherence among patients with hypertension: findings from a cross-sectional study

Algabbani FM, Algabbani AM

Background Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of mortality globally. Patient’s adherence to treatment is a cornerstone factor in controlling hypertension and its...
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Massive pulmonary thromboembolism combined with transient thyrotoxicosis in an 18 year old girl

Kim TY, Ihm SH, Roh JW, Lim S, Park CS, Kim HY

Background Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is thought to usually stem from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, evidence of DVT could not be found in many cases. Furthermore, transient thyrotoxicosis is a rare...
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Family history of chronic illness, preterm gestational age and smoking exposure before pregnancy increases the probability of preeclampsia in Omo district in southern Ethiopia: a case-control study

Fikadu K, G/Meskel F, Getahun F, Chufamo N, Misiker D

Background Preeclampsia is a complex syndrome that is considered a disorder specific to pregnancy. However, research indicates that diffuse maternal endothelial damage may persist after childbirth. On the other hand, women...
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Association of MYH9-rs3752462 polymorphisms with chronic kidney disease among clinically diagnosed hypertensive patients: a case-control study in a Ghanaian population

Owiredu WKBA, Appiah M, Obirikorang C, Adu EA, Boima V, Amos-Abanyie EK, Akyaw PA, Owiredu EW, Acheampong E

Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant comorbidity among hypertensive patients. Polymorphisms in the non-muscle myosin heavy chain 9 gene (MYH9) have been demonstrated to be significantly associated with CKD,...
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The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 are distinctly different paradigms

McLachlan CS

There is current debate concerning the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs), for hypertension management, during COVID-19 infection. Specifically, the suggestion has...
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Prevalence and determinants of self-reported high blood pressure among women of reproductive age in Benin: a population-based study

Ekholuenetale M, Barrow A

Background Addressing chronic diseases is a challenge for healthcare systems worldwide, which have largely developed to deal with acute episodic care, rather than to provide organized care for people with age-long...
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Uric acid and cardiometabolic diseases

Lee SJ, Oh BK, Sung KC

Hyperuricemia, which has been considered as a cause of gout and nephrolithiasis has recently been suggested to be associated with hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, insulin resistance,...
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Hypertension prevalence and its trend in Bangladesh: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chowdhury MZI, Rahman M, Akte T, Akhter T, Ahmed A, Shovon MA, Farhana Z, Chowdhury N, Turin TC

Background: Hypertension, itself being a major chronic condition, is one of the most significant risk factors for premature cardiovascular diseases and mortality. Hypertension is responsible for 13% of global deaths...
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Usefulness of waist-to-height ratio in screening incident hypertension among Japanese community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly individuals

Kawamoto R, Kikuchi A, Akase T, Ninomiya D, Kumagi T

Background: The incidence of hypertension is increasing worldwide and obesity is one of the most significant risk factors. Obesity can be defined by various anthropometric indices such as body mass...
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Is the use of RAS inhibitors safe in the current era of COVID-19 pandemic?

Park S, Lee HY, Cho EJ, Sung KC, Kim J, Kim DH, Ihm SH, Kim Ki, Sohn IS, Chung WJ, Kim HC, Ryu SK, Pyun WB, Shin J, Korean Society of Hypertension

Antihypertensive drugs are one of the most widely used pharmacologic agent in the world and it is predominantly used in the elderly subjects. Pneumonia is the most common cause of...
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Highlights of the 2018 Chinese hypertension guidelines

Liu J

Background: Blood pressure (BP) are uncontrolled in over 80% hypertensive population in China, indicating a compelling need for a pragmatic hypertension management strategy. The 2018 Chinese hypertension guidelines issued in...
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Zonulin as marker of pregnancy inducedhypertension: a case control study

Bawah AT, Tornyi H, Seini MM, Ngambire L, Yeboah FA

Background: Zonulin has been implicated in many metabolic disorders including hypertension and obesity. However, there is insufficient information about the involvement of zonulin in pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) which comprises preeclampsia (PE)...
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Renal artery stenosis presenting aspreeclampsia

Omar MB, Kogler W, Maharaj S, Aung W

Background: Renal artery stenosis is a notorious cause of secondary hypertension which classically presents as chronic refractory hypertension, recurrent flash pulmonary edema or renal insufficiency after initiation of an angiotensin converting enzyme...
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Factors associated with dietary adherenceto the guidelines for prevention andtreatment of hypertension among Koreanadults with and without hypertension

Shim JS, Heo JE, Kim HC

Background: Although dietary modification is strongly recommended for prevention and treatment of hypertension, little is known about which factors are associated with adherence to dietary guidelines. We investigated knowledge and attitude, perceived...
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