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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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As Martinez predicted, this is not going to be drastic.
Friday April 5th Harris will be joined by her mentor famed author and businessman George Fraser at the official launch for Drastic Steps.
New York: The United States economy can weather the drastic spending cuts known as the sequester if they are short-lived, ratings firm Standard & Poor's said on Friday.
After Men's Health broke the story of B- town's blueeyed boy Hrithik Roshan's drastic transformation from fat to fit, Ranveer is the latest star to jump on to the bandwagon of the drastic transformation programme ( DTP), the brainchild of Hrithik's celebrity trainer Chris Gethin.
According to him, the drastic number of fictitious voters is because of other reasons that have nothing to do with the census.
The Kuwaiti diplomat voiced his country's full appreciation and respect to Tunisia's drastic shift towards a new state based on the values of freedom, dignity and democracy.
In this study for mapping the vulnerability Iranshahr aquifer is used of the DRASTIC model and GIS.
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Someone who's definitely done something drastic but looks good with it is James Nesbitt.
She spoke one day before talks with top supporters on a drastic austerity programme that has prompted...