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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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All the seven parameters were removed one by one and compared with the DRASTIC output to observe their individual participation.
Given that the average annual rainfall in this region is about 93/29 mm that according to the rate of DRASTIC ranking model is placed in two classes, so the rain network for plain were considered equal.
Committee Chairman Yiannakis Thoma of AKEL said the fishermen's demands were justifiable, but called on them to refrain from taking drastic measures until the issue has been assessed at a ministerial level.
Are there negatives associated with such a drastic action as rejuvenation?
Drastic Fantasticcarries enough strong songs to attract even more critical acclaim for Tunstall.
Her raw, raspy vocals were pitch perfect and Drastic Fantastic should be huge.
The UK will lead the world in reducing carbon emissions by expanding the most profligate carbon producer, aviation, and making drastic reductions in other areas.
He said: "We will try to to identify those drastic measures that will allow us to restart.
In this finely tuned quintet of stories from writer-director Karen Moncrieff (Blue Car), Murphy plays Krista, a prostitute whose murder spurs four unrelated women to make drastic changes in their lives.
Ten years ago, though, the city and its inhabitants underwent a drastic change.
Drastic limits on calorie consumption starting early in a monkey's life seemed to delay aging of the animal's immune systems in new research.