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BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are strongly associated with gastroduodenal ulceration. How to manage patients with NSAID-associated ulcers is a common clinical dilemma. High-dose famotidine in the healing and maintenance of NSAID-associated gastroduodenal ulceration was therefore evaluated. METHODS One hundred four(More)
AIM To describe blood pressure trends in Auckland, New Zealand from 1982 to 1994 and assess possible explanations for the trends. METHODS Three cross sectional surveys of cardiovascular risk factors were undertaken in 1982, 1986-8 and 1993-4, with a total of 3806 European men and women aged 35-64 years randomly selected from Auckland electoral rolls. (More)
AIM To describe the distribution of the major cardiovascular risk factors among older men and women in the Auckland region, New Zealand. METHODS Means and prevalences of the major cardiovascular risk factors were estimated for non-Maori, non-Pacific Islands men and women in the age groups 65-74 and 75-84 years using data from the 1993-4 survey of the(More)
BACKGROUND Acid suppression with famotidine, a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, provides protection against gastric injury in normal subjects receiving short courses of aspirin or naproxen. The efficacy of famotidine in preventing peptic ulcers in patients receiving long-term therapy with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is not known. METHODS(More)
AIM To describe the trends to the use of blood pressure lowering medication and associated costs in Auckland, New Zealand between 1982 and 1994. METHODS Three cross sectional surveys of cardiovascular risk factors in people aged 35-64 years have been conducted in the Auckland region in 1982, 1986-8 and 1993-4, with random selection of 3804 European men(More)
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