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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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Those retiring in the private sector have seen their pensions drastically reduced, something Mr Clarke does not have to worry about.
Skipping meals also drastically affects blood sugar levels.
Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies said: "The figures are testament to the hard work of households and local authorities across Wales who have taken time and effort to separate out valuable recyclable materials and drastically reduce the amount of biodegradable rubbish sent to landfill.
In addition to its 30-50 percent output reductions in North America and China, Toyota's Thai unit said Friday it will drastically reduce its production in Thailand, its major export base for other Southeast Asian nations, Australia and the Middle East.
National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection," Air America said in the statement.
When the financial meltdown came, worldwide businesses travels and leisure travels fell sharply in number, drastically reducing the customer source of
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Glutamine levels are drastically reduced after strenuous exercise or surgery.
Japan, Europe and the US by 2010 plan to use drastically toughened restrictions on automobile emissions, with vehicles that fail to clear the standards banned from sale.
Drastically reduced noise levels and 40% energy savings confirm that it made sense to try something different.
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A drastically slimmed down and pumped up Atkins Nutritionals is poised to exit bankruptcy this month.