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 1356 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Expression of Heat Shock Protein 70 Gene and Its Correlation with Inflammatory Markers in Essential Hypertension.
 

Author(s): Kamna Srivastava, Rajiv Narang, Jagriti Bhatia, Daman Saluja

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Hypertension is characterized by systemic high blood pressure and is the most common and important risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Studies have shown that the circulating levels of certain inflammatory markers such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2016

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Discovering the genetic basis of essential hypertension: hypes and hopes.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek

Journal: Pol. Arch. Med. Wewn.. 2015 ;125(12):891-3.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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[Relationship between Electroencephalogram and Perceived Stress in Essential Hypertension Patients].
 

Author(s): Hong-xia Wang, Shu-zhen Li, Xiu-yuan Lu, Lan Zhang

Journal: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2015 Dec;37(6):650-5.

 

To explore the relationship between electroencephalogram and perceived stress in Chinese essential hypertension (EH) patients.

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

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The terms "Essential hypertension" returned 105 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Associations of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A level with essential hypertension and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in Chinese population: a meta-analysis of 20 research studies involving 3332 individuals.
 

Author(s): Gaojun Cai, Bifeng Zhang, Weijin Weng, Liping Yang, Ganwei Shi, Sheliang Xue, Xingli Fu

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To explore the associations between serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) level, and essential hypertension (EH) and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) in Chinese population.

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2015

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Effects of traditional Chinese patent medicine on essential hypertension: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Xingjiang Xiong, Pengqian Wang, Yuqing Zhang, Xiaoke Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Feb;94(5):e442.

 

Traditional Chinese patent medicine (TCPM) is widely used for essential hypertension (EH) in China. However, there is no critically appraised evidence, such as systematic reviews or meta-analyses, regarding the potential benefits and disadvantages of TCPM to justify their clinical ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2015

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The effect of Chinese herbal medicine Jian Ling Decoction for the treatment of essential hypertension: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Xingjiang Xiong, Pengqian Wang, Xiaoke Li, Yuqing Zhang

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Jian Ling Decoction (JLD) is often prescribed to improve hypertension-related symptoms in China. However, this treatment has not been systematically reviewed for its efficacy against essential hypertension (EH). This review aims to assess the current clinical evidence of JLD in the treatment of EH.

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2015

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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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Study of CS-3150 Compared to Olmesartan in Patients With Essential Hypertension
 

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Condition Summary: Essential Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016

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