Janett Forte

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In the European Working Party trial on High blood pressure in the Elderly, patients over 60 are randomly allocated either to receive diuretic capsules containing 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide and 50 mg triamterene or matching placebos. If the blood pressure remains high those receiving active diuretic treatment also receive methyldopa. Those receiving a placebo(More)
1. Although systolic blood pressure elevation is responsible for increased incidence of cardiovascular accidents in old people, the preventive benefit of lowering systolic hypertension in elderly has not been confirmed. 2. A double blind study comparing the effects of a placebo and of an active regimen (hydrochlorothiazide-triamterene with or without(More)
Hepatic portal vein gas is defined as the presence of gas in the portal system. Its presence is exceptional in adults and indicates severe disease. The prognosis depends on the cause of the pathology and not on the portal vein gas itself. We report the case of a patient with acute abdominal pain associated with vascular and neurological symptoms; abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate efficacy and costs of a volunteer-based universal newborn hearing screening program. METHODS The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford newborn hearing screening program database was reviewed. Results and costs of the hearing screens were analyzed. RESULTS Hearing screens were performed on 5771 newborns treated in the(More)
AIMS The aims of this descriptive study were to (1) describe assault and care characteristics and (2) determine differences in assault and care characteristics between black women and white women who sought emergency care following sexual violence. METHODS A retrospective, cross-sectional design was used to examine forensic examination data characterizing(More)
Five hundred and seven elderly hypertensive patients were followed for 1 year, 371 for 2 years and 270 for 3 years in a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial in which they received either placebo or 25-50 mg hydrochlorothiazide and 50-100 mg of triamterene daily. One third of the active treatment group also received 250 mg to 2 g methyldopa daily.(More)
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