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Yusaku Mori, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Hideki Kushima, Tomomi Saito, Munenori Hiromura, Michishige Terasaki, Masakazu Koshibu, Hirokazu Ohtaki and Tsutomu Hirano

Biolaboratories, Hsinchu City, Taiwan). Measurement of blood pressure Systolic blood pressure and pulse rates were measured using the tail-cuff method (Model MK-2000ST; Muromachi Kikai, Tokyo, Japan) ( 22 ). The average value obtained from three to five

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Lang Qin, Xiaoming Zhu, Xiaoxia Liu, Meifang Zeng, Ran Tao, Yan Zhuang, Yiting Zhou, Zhaoyun Zhang, Yehong Yang, Yiming Li, Yongfei Wang and Hongying Ye

have persistent hypertension ( 2 ). Lodish found that blood pressure in pediatric patients with CS was positively correlated with urinary free cortisol (UFC) and midnight cortisol before operation ( 4 ). Despite the decrease in blood pressure values

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Søs Dragsbæk Larsen, Christine Dalgård, Mathilde Egelund Christensen, Sine Lykkedegn, Louise Bjørkholt Andersen, Marianne Andersen, Dorte Glintborg and Henrik Thybo Christesen

Introduction High blood pressure (BP) increases cardiovascular risk and constitutes one of the primary modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease ( 1 ). Elevated BP in childhood increases the risk of prehypertension and hypertension in

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Eva Olga Melin, Magnus Hillman and Mona Landin-Olsson

inactivity ( 10 ), smoking ( 11 ), and depression ( 12 ), and higher blood pressure (BP) have been observed in men ( 13 ). Increased cortisol secretion is one factor that might contribute to treatment-resistant hypertension ( 14 ). Increased cortisol

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Jie Shi, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Weiwei Zhang, Ning Lin, Xiaoyong Li, Hongmei Zhang, Hongxia Gu, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

Introduction Hypertension, characterized by chronically elevated blood pressure (BP) above 140/90 mmHg, is a major public health problem affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide ( 1 , 2 ). Despite multiple methods to prevent and manage

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Sandra N Slagter, Robert P van Waateringe, André P van Beek, Melanie M van der Klauw, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel and Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk

, dyslipidaemia, elevated blood pressure and elevated fasting glucose. However, the estimated prevalence of MetS differs between various populations, because variations exist in the frequencies of metabolic risk components ( 2 ). It has also been reported that the

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Julia Kubiak, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Elena Kamycheva and Rolf Jorde

the effects of vitamin D on CVD risk factors. There are associations pointing to an increase in systolic, and to a lesser degree diastolic blood pressure with decreasing serum 25(OH)D levels ( 4 , 5 ). This may be due to activation of the renin

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Henrik Falhammar, Magnus Kjellman and Jan Calissendorff

-morbidities, blood pressure, biochemistry, imaging and tumor size recorded in the files were noted. Patients with relapse of their pheochromocytoma were included only for the first episode. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used for determinations

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Jeppe Skov, Jens Juul Holst, Jens Peter Gøtze, Jørgen Frøkiær and Jens Sandahl Christiansen

Introduction Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP1) is a gut-derived incretin hormone with multiple actions in addition to control of glucose homeostasis (1) . Synthetic GLP1 receptor (GLP1R) agonists lower blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes

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Jian Ding, Yan Kang, Yuqin Fan and Qi Chen

for women worldwide, and its most detrimental symptoms are severe elevated blood pressure and proteinuria. Thus, to monitor and control blood pressure of PE patients are important in the clinical management of PE ( 2 , 3 ), in which anti