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. {78: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 1149 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

1H nuclear magnetic resonance-based metabolomic study on efficacy of Qingrehuatan decoction against abundant phlegm-heat syndrome in young adults with essential hypertension.
 

Author(s): Xuanchao Feng, Zheng Yang, Yuguang Chu, Bai Du, Mei Su, Yi Li, Yinghong Wang, Chunying Jiang, Yuanhui Hu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Feb;35(1):28-35.

 

To observe the influence of Qingrehuatan decoction (QRHT) on serum metabolic profile in young essential hypertension (YEH) patients with abundant phlegm-heat syndrome and provide a basis for treatment with the decoction.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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A polymorphism of the renin gene rs6682082 is associated with essential hypertension risk and blood pressure levels in Korean women.
 

Author(s): Jongkeun Park, Kijun Song, Yangsoo Jang, Sungjoo Kim Yoon

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2015 Jan;56(1):227-34.

 

The aim of the present study was to investigate associations between the renin gene (REN) and the risk of essential hypertension and blood pressure (BP) levels in Koreans.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Human cytomegalovirus infection is associated with essential hypertension in Kazakh and Han Chinese populations.
 

Author(s): Na Tang, Jia-wei Li, Yong-min Liu, Hua Zhong, La-mei Wang, Feng-mei Deng, Yuan-yuan Qu, Jing Hui, Jiang Cheng, Bin Tang, Gang Huang, Shu-xia Guo, Xin-zhi Li, Li-li Wei, Fang He

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We aimed to study the association between cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and hypertension in Kazakh and Han populations from Xinjiang Province, China.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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The terms "Essential hypertension" returned 89 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ginkgo biloba extract for essential hypertension: a systemic review.
 

Author(s): X J Xiong, W Liu, X C Yang, B Feng, Y Q Zhang, S J Li, X K Li, J Wang

Journal: Phytomedicine. 2014 Sep;21(10):1131-6.

 

Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE), a traditional natural herbal product, is often used in the treatment of essential hypertension (EH) as complementary therapy in China and European countries.

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Moxibustion for essential hypertension.
 

Author(s): Xingjiang Xiong, Wei Liu, Xiaochen Yang, Bo Feng, Jie Wang

Journal: Complement Ther Med. 2014 Feb;22(1):187-95.

 

The objective of this review was to assess the current clinical evidence of moxibustion for essential hypertension (EH). 7 electronic databases were searched until March 2013. Randomized clinical trials testing moxibustion, or combined with antihypertensive drugs, against antihypertensive ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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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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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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