Aron Goldberg

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The pathophysiology and outcome following severe head injury in 85 children are presented. The commonest initial CT diagnosis was of acute brain swelling. This swelling was associated with an increased white matter density on the CT scan which decreased to normal concomitant with recovery and increased ventricular size. CBF measurements in 6 of these(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the effectiveness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) with mortised genioplasty and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea not controllable with appliances or continuous positive airway pressure. METHODS Forty patients with obstructive sleep apnea were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II acts at the cellular level through specific angiotensin II subtype I, AT-1 receptors. Losartan is the first of a new class of antihypertensive agents that specifically block angiotensin II at AT-1 receptors. By acting on complementary and different pharmacologic mechanisms, the concomitant use of low doses of hydrochlorothiazide(More)
The purpose of this multicenter trial was to compare the antihypertensive efficacy and safety of losartan potassium (losartan), a selective angiotensin II receptor antagonist, when added to hydrochlorothiazide in hypertensive patients whose blood pressure was not adequately controlled by 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide monotherapy. After a 4-week monotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND African Americans with hypertension, particularly those with more severe blood pressure elevations, are generally less responsive to monotherapy from any antihypertensive class. These patients usually require treatment with drugs from > or = 2 antihypertensive classes to achieve adequate blood pressure control. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this(More)
This 12-week, open-label, multicenter study assessed the efficacy and safety of losartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, in the treatment of patients with severe systemic hypertension. Treatment began with once-daily losartan/HCTZ 50/12.5 mg. The dose was increased to 100/25 mg, if required, to achieve(More)
The efficacy and safety of various doses of losartan potassium, a specific and selective angiotensin II receptor antagonist, were compared with those of placebo and enalapril maleate 20 mg in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension in a randomized, double-blind, parallel study. We randomly allocated 576 patients at the end of a 4-week placebo(More)
This report presents data on the safety and tolerability of losartan potassium (losartan), a selective antagonist of the angiotensin II AT-1 receptor, in approximately 2,900 hypertensive patients treated in double-blind clinical trials. In these studies, headache (14.1%), upper respiratory infection (6.5%), dizziness (14.1%), asthenia/fatigue (3.8%), and(More)
Two hundred eighty-six patients with mild to moderate hypertension who had untreated diastolic blood pressure while seated of 95 to 115 mm Hg were randomized to receive placebo or once-daily doses of 2.5, 5, or 10 mg of the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker felodipine extended release (ER). Blood pressure was measured 24 hours after dosing (at(More)
BACKGROUND Losartan potassium, the first nonpeptide selective blocker of angiotensin II at the AT1 receptor, has been shown to exhibit clinical antihypertensive effects. The aim of the present study was to characterize the efficacy and duration of action of losartan by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. METHODS The study was performed in nonblack(More)