Comparison of the smoothness index, the trough : peak ratio and the morning : evening ratio in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect.

@article{Stergiou2003ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the smoothness index, the trough : peak ratio and the morning : evening ratio in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect.},
  author={George S Stergiou and Stamatis P. Efstathiou and Irini I. Skeva and Nikolaos M Baibas and Leonidas G. Roussias and Theodore D. Mountokalakis},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={913-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To provide a direct comparison of the trough : peak ratio (TPR), the morning : evening home blood pressure ratio (MER) and the smoothness index (SI) in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 27 untreated hypertensives were randomized to receive lisinopril 20 mg o.d. or losartan 50 mg o.d. for… CONTINUE READING