Nikoleta Kartali

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We aimed to evaluate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We studied 38 hypertensive patients who suffered from severe OSA. Ambulatory BP measurement was performed at baseline and after at least 3 months of uninterrupted(More)
Correspondence Bilateral renal artery stenosis and primary aldosteronism in a diabetic patient Sir, The close association between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease is well known, the risk of cardiovascular disease being 2–5 times greater in diabetics than in the background population. 1 Renal arteries seem to be widely involved in the(More)
Pheochromocytoma is a rare form of secondary hypertension and may be potentially lethal if left untreated. The classical symptoms are paroxysmal hypertension, headaches, palpitations and sweating. They are caused by sudden catecholamine release. Hyperglycemia is reported in some patients with pheochromocytoma but diabetic ketoacidosis is an extremely rare(More)
Skin involvement in dermatomyositis does not always parallel muscle disease and can be the most active or severe component of the disease, failing to respond to therapeutic interventions that are adequate for myositis and other systemic involvement. This case refers to a resistant paraneoplastic amyopathic dermatomyositis rash which readily resolved with(More)
PURPOSE Comparative efficacy of exenatide versus insulin glargine primarily on glucemic control, and secondarily on body mass index (BMI), lipid profile and blood pressure, in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients suboptimally treated with metformin monotherapy. MATERIAL/METHODS Forty-seven inadequately treated T2DM patients on metformin assigned to(More)
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