Franco Giuntoli

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Fourteen outpatients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension were treated with perindopril (4-8 mg once daily) for a 16-week period. It was observed that the drug was effective in lowering blood pressure without inducing changes in blood lipids commonly observed with other hypotensive agents. This lipid neutrality, in addition to the lack of side or(More)
To determine whether the combination of nifedipine + chlorthalidone exerts an additive antihypertensive effect when compared with single-drug treatment, we studied 66 uncomplicated essential hypertensives, with diastolic blood pressure of greater than 100 and less than 115 mmHg. At the end of a 1-month washout placebo period, using a double-blind crossover(More)
INTRODUCTION Exercise training is beneficial for hemodialysis patients, but it should be tailored to individual abilities and willingness to participate. This study evaluated the effects of different 6-month programs of physical activity in 18 patients of a single hemodialysis unit. METHODS Before and after a 12-month control period (T0), and following 3(More)
Fifteen non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus hypertensive patients received nitrendipine (20-40 mg) for 24 weeks. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly from 177/102 mm Hg before treatment to 153/86 mm Hg (p less than 0.001) after treatment. Meanwhile, the heart rate, body weight, indices of glycemic control (glucose,(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of acebutolol, 400–600 mg/day in elderly hypertensive patients, and to compare it with hydrochlorothiazide 25–50 mg/day, 45 patients with mild-moderate uncomplicated hypertension were treated for 6 weeks in a multicentre, single-blind, randomized, crossover trial. Acebutolol decreased supine systolic blood pressure from 186.5 to(More)
The subjects, 15 noninsulin-dependent diabetic hypertensive patients (mean age, 61 years) and 15 nondiabetic hypertensive patients (mean age, 60 years), received placebo for four weeks and then 20 to 40 mg of nitrendipine once daily for 24 weeks. At the end of the placebo period their blood pressures were greater than or equal to 160 mmHg systolic or(More)