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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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New technology in the UAE paint industry is helping to drastically reduce theenvironmental impact of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the coatings.
The US plans to drastically cut nitrogen oxide emissions under regulations to be applied starting in 2010.
Walter Pipan was surprised at the drastically lowered sound level in the outdoor mechanical yard where the chillers are located.
The company has drastically improved its service level from a dismal 67% of orders filled on time to 98% today, allowing products to make it to market within 35 to 40 days of manufacture, as opposed to the six to eight months it took a year ago.
If you are running on a hilly course or rugged trail, your stride running uphill will be drastically different than your stride running downhill, which will be drastically different from your stride on flat ground.
Taking employee ownership seriously, they argue, "drastically changes the basis for collaboration between employees and managers and gets people committed to a whole new level of success for the business."
It means you are a very fearful person or you should change your lifestyle drastically and immediately.
Yet her great-nephew William the Conqueror would be the one to drastically alter the future of England.
While the applications are not as frequent in other parts of the country as they are in regions like Putumayo in the south, the total targeted land area has grown drastically over the past four years, and will reach an estimated total of 1.2 million acres by 2005.
As a result, the 2001 version drastically reduces the reserves insurers will be required to hold, thus granting them the opportunity to redesign products and to reduce premiums.
THANKS TO THE ingenious CAN-SPAM Act passed by Congress last year, junk e-mail in the United States has been drastically reduced, rendering many inboxes completely spam free.
Continuous backup enables the capturing of minute changes to critical data-bases and offers the potential of drastically reducing the exposure of data to corruption and errors.