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Calcium channel blocker improves cardioprotection in hypertensive diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with diabetes and hypertension, an antihypertensive regimen combining an ACE inhibitor with a calcium channel blocker provides better protection against cardiovascular events than does the combination of an ACE inhibitor with a diuretic. That’s according to the...

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Cardiovascular risk assessment not improved with carotid measure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even though carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) independently predicts cardiovascular disease events, this parameter does not add useful information to traditional risk factor assessment in the general population, investigators in Germany report. In fact, their study showed...

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Oral plus IV treatment seen more effective for pediatric urticaria

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Combining oral and injectable antihistamines or corticosteroids appears more effective for treating acute urticaria in children than using just one treatment modality, Taiwanese researchers report in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, online June 1. Their retrospective study of...