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Azilsartan medoxomil may provide higher rates of BP control within the ARB class

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with stage 1 and 2 hypertension, the experimental angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) azilsartan medoxomil lowers blood pressure better than maximal doses of either valsartan or olmesartan, a study shows. “Azilsartan medoxomil could provide higher rates of...

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No clinically relevant PPI-clopidogrel interaction seen in French MI registry

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An analysis of “real-life” data from a French myocardial infarction (MI) registry fails to show any clinically relevant interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Among 3,670 MI patients, coadministration of clopidogrel and a PPI was not...

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Double-balloon endoscopy better for visualizing small intestine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Complete visualization of the entire small intestine is achieved more easily with double-balloon endoscopy than with single-balloon endoscopy, according to a report from Japan appearing in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy online January 27. The authors explain that double-balloon...