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Hypertension & PRES

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By P O Pediatrics, Nephrology
Chen Chi, Chenhui Tai, Bin Bai, Shikai Yu, Marianna Karamanou, Jiguang Wang, Athanase Protogerou, Jacques Blacher, Michel E Safar, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
The authors aimed to investigate the superiority of angiotensin system blockade (angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker [ARB]) plus a calcium channel blocker (CCB) (A+C) over other combination therapies in antihypertensive treatment. A meta-analysis in 20,451 hypertensive patients from eight randomized controlled trials was conducted to compare the A+C treatment with other combination therapies in terms of blood pressure (BP) reduction, clinical outcomes, and adverse events...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
N Yafour, A Krim, R Bouhass, M A Bekadja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
David Haughey, Sriram S Narsipur
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by an acute neurologic dysfunction coupled with characteristic findings on brain imaging. PRES occurs in the setting of hypertensive emergencies, eclampsia and as a neurotoxic effect of immunosuppressive agents. While overwhelmingly reversible without residual deficits when promptly recognized, vague symptomatology may delay the diagnosis of PRES. RESULTS/SUMMARY: A 50-year-old man who had undergone a recent kidney transplant was admitted to our clinic due to multiple episodes of seizure...
January 2015: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
Pranav Parikh, Danielle Duhame, Laura Monahan, Robert Woroniecki
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome (HHS) is an uncommon disorder usually encountered in the adult population with unilateral renal artery stenosis and is under-recognized in the pediatric population. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 19-month-old male presented with new-onset status epilepticus associated with neurological sequelae, and hypertension to a high of 248/150 mmHg. Lab work revealed significant hyponatremia, elevated peripheral renin activity, and increase in aldosterone and ADH levels...
2015: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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