Essential hypertension

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Essential hypertension

The Pickering school held that blood pressure has a continuous distribution, that multiple genes and multiple environmental factors determine the level of one's blood pressure just as the determination of stature and intelligence is multifactorial, and that 'essential hypertension' is merely the upper end of the distribution ({66:Pickering, 1978}). In this view the person with essential hypertension is one who happens to inherit an aggregate of genes determining hypertension (and also is exposed to exogenous factors that favor hypertension). The Platt school took the view that essential hypertension is a simple mendelian dominant trait ({69:Platt, 1963}). {57:McDonough et al. (1964)} defended the monogenic idea. See {58:McKusick (1960)} and {52:Kurtz and Spence (1993)} for reviews. {79:Swales (1985)} reviewed the Platt-Pickering controversy as an 'episode in recent medical history.' The Pickering point of view appears to be more consistent with the observations.
 

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The terms "Essential hypertension" returned 1170 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum uric acid and target organ damage in essential hypertension.
 

Author(s): Sandra N Ofori, Osaretin J Odia

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Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, as it acts through its effects on target organs, such as the heart and kidneys. Hyperuricemia increases cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension.

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Insulin resistance in Nigerians with essential hypertension.
 

Author(s): T O Akande, J O Adeleye, S Kadiri

Journal: Afr Health Sci. 2013 Sep;13(3):655-60.

 

Reports on the association between hypertension and insulin resistance have been inconsistent even though most studies show a definite association. It is also not certain if the association between insulin resistance and hypertension applies to all populations.

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2013

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Sex-specific effects of NLRP6/AVR and ADM loci on susceptibility to essential hypertension in a Sardinian population.
 

Author(s): Nicola Glorioso, Victoria L Herrera, Tamara Didishvili, Maria F Ortu, Roberta Zaninello, Giovanni Fresu, Guiseppe Argiolas, Chiara Troffa, Nelson Ruiz-Opazo

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Coronary artery disease, heart failure, fatal arrhythmias, stroke, and renal disease are the most common causes of mortality for humans, and essential hypertension remains a major risk factor. Elucidation of susceptibility loci for essential hypertension has been difficult because ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2013

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The terms "Essential hypertension" returned 87 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oxidative stress-related biomarkers in essential hypertension and ischemia-reperfusion myocardial damage.
 

Author(s): Ramón Rodrigo, Matías Libuy, Felipe Feliú, Daniel Hasson

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2013 ;35(6):773-90.

 

Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, with hypertension being a major risk factor. Numerous studies support the contribution of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the pathogenesis of hypertension, as well as other pathologies associated ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Yoga for essential hypertension: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Jie Wang, Xingjiang Xiong, Wei Liu

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Yoga is thought to be effective for health conditions. The article aims to assess the current clinical evidence of yoga for Essential hypertension (EH).

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2013

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Acupuncture for essential hypertension.
 

Author(s): Jie Wang, Xingjiang Xiong, Wei Liu

Journal: Int. J. Cardiol.. 2013 Nov;169(5):317-26.

 

To systematically assess the current clinical evidence of acupuncture for hypertension.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Renal Sympathetic Modification in Patients With Essential Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Early Metabolic Changes With Thiazide or Beta Blocker Therapy for Essential Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2006

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Efficacy and Safety of HL-040XC in Essential Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Hypertension; Hyperlipidemia

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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