Margaret Elizabeth Sleeboom - Faulkner

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CONTEXT Incidence of end-stage renal disease due to hypertension has increased in recent decades, but the optimal strategy for treatment of hypertension to prevent renal failure is unknown, especially among African Americans. OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (ramipril), a dihydropyridine calcium channel(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess the effect of suture materials (an absorbable synthetic suture material versus catgut) used in perineal repairs undertaken by midwives who had been trained and accredited in repair techniques. DESIGN randomised controlled trial. SETTING tertiary obstetric hospital in Australia. PARTICIPANTS 391 women with a live singleton birth at(More)
The African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) Pilot Study evaluated the feasibility of carrying out a randomized, multicenter, 7-year clinical trial to determine the effects of two goal levels of blood pressure control and three antihypertensive drug regimens on decline in glomerular filtration rate in African Americans with(More)
Several approaches for recruitment of African American adults with renal insufficiency due to hypertension (glomerular filtration rate between 25 and 70 ml/min/1.73 m2) were explored in the Pilot Study for the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK). Over a period of 42 weeks, prescreening information was obtained on 2880(More)
Article history: Received 19 February 2014 Received in revised form 13 April 2016 Accepted 26 April 2016 Available online 4 June 2016 This article aims to put into perspective the binary opposition between ‘scientific’ clinical research trials and ‘rogue’ experimental stem cell therapies, and to showwhy the ethics criteria used by the dominant science(More)
Seventy-one of the 94 eligible participants of the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) Pilot Study completed a self-administered questionnaire at the end of the study to determine their satisfaction with the study, difficulties encountered during participation, and willingness to join a similar study in the future. Nearly all of(More)
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