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230 Canadian steelworkers with hypertension took part in a randomised trial to see if compliance with antihypertensive drug regimens could be improved. For care and follow-up these men were randomly allocated to see either their own family doctors outside working-hours or industrial physicians during work shifts; the same men were randomly allocated to(More)
BACKGROUND Endarterectomy reduces risk of stroke in certain patients with recently symptomatic internal carotid stenosis. However, investigators have made different recommendations about the degree of stenosis above which surgery is effective, partly because of differences between trials in the methods of measurement of stenosis. To accurately assess the(More)
38 hypertensive Canadian steelworkers who were neither compliant with medications nor at goal diastolic blood-pressure six months after starting treatment were allocated either to a control group or to an experimental group who were taught how to measure their own blood-pressures, asked to chart their home blood-pressures and pill taking, and taught how to(More)
BACKGROUND Endarterectomy benefits certain patients with carotid stenosis, but benefits are lessened by perioperative surgical risk. Acetylsalicylic acid lowers the risk of stroke in patients who have experienced transient ischaemic attack and stroke. We investigated appropriate doses and the role of acetylsalicylic acid in patients undergoing carotid(More)
The entry characteristics of 1367 patients enrolled into the Extracranial/Intracranial Bypass Study were examined to determine if site differences in intracranial and extracranial arterial lesions among racial groups could be explained by differences in risk factors. Blacks were more often hypertensive, diabetic, or cigarette smokers, while whites had(More)
A single-patient randomised clinical trial was used to determine optimum treatment for a patient with inflammation of her continent ileostomy. The trial proved to be feasible and acceptable to both patient and clinician. As a result, both the diagnosis of inflammation and the efficacy of metronidazole in treating it were confirmed. The trial design, in(More)
The detailed results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study (ACAS) have been published. Electrifying reports in the media suggested that 53% fewer strokes would occur if individuals with 60% or greater stenosis were submitted to endarterectomy. The burning question is whether the evidence from this trial, and those preceding it, is sufficiently(More)
Field studies show an association between schistosome infection and atopy, but the effects of anti-helminthic treatment on this association have not yet been investigated in human populations with different schistosome endemicity levels. This study aimed to compare the effects of anti-helminthic treatment on responses directed against the house dust mite(More)