Adalberto Urbina

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A double-blind, parallel, comparative study of the antihypertensive efficacy and safety of once-daily oral doses of amlodipine (5-10 mg/day) vs. twice-daily oral doses of captopril (25-50 mg twice daily) in adult patients with mild or moderate essential hypertension (supine diastolic blood pressure of 95-115 mm Hg) was undertaken in two hospital centers.(More)
The role of dopaminergic receptors on renal function has been extensively studied. Recently dopaminergic receptor has been classified in two subtypes D1 and D2, which seem to have different modulatory function. However, the role of dopaminergic receptors on cardiovascular function and more specifically the potential role of dopaminergic agonists as(More)
Dopaminergic receptors have been involved in the cardiovascular and renin-angiotensin systems (RAS). We have recently reported that bromocriptine is an effective antihypertensive drug by stimulating DA(2) dopaminergic receptors. However, the nature of the dopaminergic receptors in RAS has not been established. Ten outpatients with essential hypertension(More)
We have previously shown an interaction between noradrenergic and histamine-containing neurons in the rat vas deferens. As a generalized phenomenon, this interaction is involved in a novel peripheral reflex that, in an inhibitory way, modulates sympathetic activity and arterial pressure. Consistent with this, an activation of postganglionic sympathetic(More)
An open, non-comparative study, with a new calcium antagonist-tiapamil, was undertaken in 22 patients with mild and moderate essential hypertension (stage I-II WHO). After a two-week placebo period, patients were treated with tiapamil, 300-600 mg twice daily during a period of six weeks (Dose-finding period). Thereafter patients were continued on tiapamil(More)
The haemodynamic effects of enalapril (EN), a new, long-acting, nonsulphhydryl converting enzyme inhibitor, were evaluated by non-invasive methods in 10 adult patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension (EH). Patients were randomly assigned, double blind to 2 treatment groups (EN 20 mg o.d. or 10 mg b.d.) for 4 weeks, and were crossed over to the(More)
Amlodipine (once daily) and captopril (twice daily) had comparable efficacy and safety in reducing the blood pressure of patients with mild and moderate essential hypertension. Amlodipine administered once daily is an effective and well-tolerated treatment.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Previous data that showed maintenance of reticulocyte percentage in whole blood stored in CPDA-1 have led to the assumption that reticulocyte maturation becomes arrested during refrigerated storage. However, reticulocyte behaviour in red-blood-cell units stored in additive solutions has not yet been studied. This study was thus(More)
To determine whether the apex-to-base distribution of pulmonary blood volume, as obtained from gated cardiac blood-pool scans, could be used as a noninvasive method to estimate mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), gated blood-pool scans were analyzed in 77 patients who also had PCWP measurements at cardiac catheterization. Ten of these patients(More)
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