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BACKGROUND Chlorthalidone has proven efficacy to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, yet it is infrequently used in practice. This study provides a direct comparison of chlorthalidone with hydrochlorothiazide, each combined with the angiotensin receptor blocker azilsartan medoxomil, on blood pressure reduction and control rates. METHODS This is… (More)
Azilsartan medoxomil (AZL-M) is a unique angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) under development for the treatment of hypertension. To compare this ARB with another in the class, the authors studied the effects of AZL-M and valsartan (VAL) in 984 patients with primary hypertension in a randomized, double-blind, multicenter study using ambulatory and clinic… (More)
The support of nurses is enabling patients who have had joint surgery to be discharged from hospital at the earliest opportunity.
Nurses at one NHS trust routinely call patients following discharge to offer reassurance and advice.
A phase 3, 26-week, open-label, titrate-to-target study (n=418) assessed the safety of azilsartan medoxomil (AZL-M) alone and with chlorthalidone (CLD), followed by a 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled reversal phase with change in clinic diastolic blood pressure (DBP) as the primary endpoint. Target blood pressure (BP) was <140/90 mm Hg (<130/80 mm… (More)
Changing the way nurses work in one medical assessment unit has resulted in quicker and more efficient patient care.
Military and civilian nurses rise to the challenge of treating wounded service personnel.
Innovative work by specialist nurses in Manchester is helping young people with congenital heart conditions make the transition from paediatric to adult services. Young people contact nurses directly for advice using a text messaging service, and have access to a website and social group. Many ideas for the initiative came from young people themselves.
A scheme that brings firefighters into hospital to see the care given to burns patients has produced benefits for all concerned.