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Dutch Renal Artery Stenosis Intervention Cooperative Study. A trial comparing medical antihypertensive therapy with renal artery balloon angioplasty (BA) for managing hypertension
Conclusion Intervention study: at 3 months, blood pressure was similar in the two groups. 22 patients in the medical treatment group underwent angioplasty because of persistent hypertension. At 12 months, there were no significant differences between the two groups in blood pressure, daily drug doses or renal function

drastic

[Gr. drastikos, effective]
1. Excessively vigorous; said in the past of some medications.
2. A very active cathartic, usually producing many explosive bowel movements accompanied by pain and tenesmus. The use of this type of cathartic is not advisable.
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We have a very high level of confidence that our research shows a drastic decline.
But these drastic measures are only for people where everything else has failed and, although we would not oppose these measures being suggested by Nice, they're a last resort.
Global Banking News-31 December 2009-Allianz CEO says Risk-Based Capital would make drastic changes(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
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These elitists, including some of the planet's wealthiest individuals, insist that the Earth is so overpopulated that drastic, tyrannical policies must be adopted.
Keiichi Inamine on Friday stressed the need for a drastic revision of the Japan-U.
As far as homosexuality among the clergy is concerned, the writer calls for drastic action by the bishops.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, and so drastic changes are needed to prevent the crisis turning into a full-blown catastrophe.
Analysts believe that the European Central Bank (ECB) would spurn demands for a further drastic cut in interest rates this week.
Summary: The Union for Lebanon said Wednesday that Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon "have a quite fragile security situation, which could have drastic repercussions on the situation outside of the camps.
KT TUNSTALL says her upcoming album Drastic Fantastic reveals her "post-punk" leanings.