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Benazepril plus amlodipine for hypertension is linked with better renal outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As initial treatment of hypertension, a combination of benazepril plus amlodipine is more effective at preserving renal function compared to benazepril plus hydrochlorothiazide, investigators report. They point out that while U.S. guidelines recommend that initial therapy of...

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Revascularization usually not needed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – With intensive medical therapy, fewer than 5% of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis will gain additional benefit from revascularization, according to a report in the February Archives of Neurology. When carotid stenosis is asymptomatic, patients “should only be...

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Rosiglitazone linked with heart failure events in type 2 diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Type 2 diabetics treated with rosiglitazone are at increased risk of heart failure events, researchers report in the January 29th online issue of the European Heart Journal. The elderly and patients with hypertension, microalbuminuria/proteinuria, or higher body mass were at...