M D Lupinetti

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of age on the day-night blood pressure rhythm and on the prevalence of vascular events in those whose systolic blood pressure (SBP) fell by <10% overnight (non-dippers). DESIGN Cross-sectional observational cohort study. SETTING Outpatient hypertension clinic. PARTICIPANTS 419 Hypertensive patients (214 male, 205(More)
The records of 202 patients with chronic ulcerative colitis seen over a 12 year period were reviewed. Over one half (55 percent) were found to have liver function test abnormalities. These abnormalities correlated with the extent and severity of ulcerative colitis but not with the duration of the disease. Eight patients (4 percent) developed cirrhosis and(More)
To determine if platelet activation occurs after allergen inhalation in atopic asthmatics, we measured two urinary metabolites of the principal cyclooxygenase product of platelets, thromboxane A2 (TxA2), using the sensitive and specific technique of gas chromatography-negative ion, chemical ionization-mass spectrometry. Seven atopic asthmatics underwent(More)
The hypothesis that vascular factors may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is supported by epidemiologic and pathologic observations. Arterial hypertension and diabetes have been found to be associated not only with vascular dementia, but also with AD; in addition, the treatment of hypertension with calcium antagonists seems to(More)
The utility of aspirin in the treatment of vascular occlusive disease has been ascribed to its blockade of platelet thromboxane A2 (TxA2), a potent inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle contraction and platelet aggregation. Coincident with the inhibition of TxA2 by aspirin at currently used dose regimens is a decrease in formation of prostacyclin (PGI2), an(More)
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