Mortimer Arreaza

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Moderate-to-severe hypertension is less prevalent than mild hypertension, but it is responsible for more incidences of complications. Its complex treatment requires several drugs, and is often inadequate. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of nifedipine GITS (oral release osmotic system) as monotherapy, in addition to(More)
This study was designed to compare the antihypertensive efficacy of nitrendipine and atenolol in young and middle-aged patients with mild or moderate essential hypertension and to assess treatment effects on plasma lipids and potential changes in left ventricular mass (LVM). After 2 weeks off medication and a 4-week placebo phase, patients who met the(More)
The frequency of "Lupus anticoagulant" (LA), was studied in 51 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 15 patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and 3 other patients with prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT), two of which had suffered episodes of CVA, and the other had a diagnosis of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to establish intracranial translucency reference values in healthy fetuses from a Latin American population. METHODS This work was a cross-sectional retrospective correlational study. A review of sonographic reports from women between gestational ages of 11 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days at 2 health institutes in(More)
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