Luis Aparecido Bortolotto

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PURPOSE Evaluation of the beneficial effect of nephrectomy of the atrophic kidney on blood pressure (BP) and renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 51 patients with renovascular hypertension (RVH), bearers of atrophic kidney due to severe stenosis or occlusion of the renal artery. Average age was 47.1 +/- 15 years, the median(More)
BACKGROUND Truck drivers work under conditions that predispose them to a high prevalence of risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, these factors have not been fully evaluated and are not usually considered to be within the scope of health or labor services. METHODS An observational cross-sectional study was conducted on(More)
The association between AH and DM was first described in the 70s, observed in both sexes and at any age range. The prevalence of hypertension is two to three-fold higher in diabetics than in the general population5, and about 70% of diabetics are hypertensive3,6. A meta-analysis of 102 prospective studies and 698,782 individuals showed that the presence of(More)
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