Antihypertensive therapy in diabetic hypertensive patients.

  title={Antihypertensive therapy in diabetic hypertensive patients.},
  author={Franz H. Messerli and Ehud Grossman and Uri Goldbourt},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={14 5 Pt 2},
BACKGROUND We analyzed the available data to assess the benefits of antihypertensive therapy in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus. PROCEDURE A MEDLINE search of English-language articles published until June 1999 was undertaken using the terms diabetes mellitus, hypertension or blood pressure (BP), and therapy. Included were only prospective randomized studies of more than 12 months' duration that evaluated the effect of drug treatment on morbidity and mortality in diabetic… CONTINUE READING


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