Tag Archive: hypertension

May 11

Type 2 diabetes and increased risk for malaria

Danquah I, et al. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and increased risk for malaria infection. Emerg Inf Dis 2010; 16 (1): 1601-1604
There may be an association between type 2 diabetes and malaria infection.

Mar 18

Blood pressure measurement; conventional vs automated

Myers MG, et al. Conventional versus automated measurement of blood pressure in primary care patients with systolic hypertension: randomised parallel design controlled trial. BMJ 2011; 342: d286
Automated BP measurement is significantly closer to waking ambulatory BP than conventional manual measurement.

Feb 09

Antihypertensive drugs and the risk of cancer

Bangalore S, et al. Antihypertensive drugs and risk of cancer: network meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses of 324,168 participants from randomised trials. Lancet Oncol (2010)
Antihypertensive drugs do not appear to increase cancer risk or cancer-related deaths.