Meredith Ireland

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50 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension underwent M-mode echocardiography and continuous intra-arterial ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure. Indices of left-ventricular (LV) mass were derived from echocardiographic data by standard formulae. 43 of the patients were followed up for 12+/-7 months with repeat M-mode echocardiography, and(More)
Exercise, in the form of moderate daily treadmill training following nerve transection and repair leads to enhanced axon regeneration, but its effect on functional recovery is less well known. Female rats were exercised by walking continuously, at a slow speed (10 m/min), for 1 h/day on a level treadmill, beginning 3 days after unilateral transection and(More)
AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
BACKGROUND The erosion of the early mortality advantage of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains without a satisfactory explanation. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of four multicentre randomized trials of EVAR versus open repair was conducted to a prespecified analysis(More)
Prenalterol, a beta-adrenergic agonist, was given to nine patients with angiographically proved coronary artery disease. Subjects were studied during chronic beta-adrenergic blockade. The adequacy of blockade was assessed by the exercise heart rate response and by plasma concentrations of blocking agents. After incremental doses of 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg and 7.5 mg(More)
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