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Sodium and potassium intake in South Africa: an evaluation of 24-hour urine collections in a white, black, and Indian population
Limited number of studies on salt intake has been conducted in the South Africa. The present study established the sodium and potassium excretion (24-hour urine collection) of three different South African populations. In ...
Defensive coping facilitated a smaller cortisol-to-estradiol ratio and a higher hypertension risk: the SABPA study
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Objectives: Taxing psychosocial stress and defensive coping have been associated with hypoactivity in cortisol, a vasoconstrictive agent. Estradiol has vasodilatory properties with cardio- and neuroprotective effects. It ...
Time-to-onset of treatment for hypertension and hyperlipidaemia in South African diabetes mellitus patients: a survival analysis using medicine claims data
What is known and objective Hypertension and hyperlipidaemia have high prevalence among diabetics and increase patients’ risk of cardiovascular diseases, ultimately affecting prognosis negatively. Medicine claims data ...
Troponin T release is associated with silent myocardial ischaemia in black men: the SABPA study
Background High sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is a validated marker of myocardial damage and may reflect the degree of silent myocardial ischaemia (SMI) and ventricular strain. Our aim was to compare hs-cTnT ...
Longitudinal changes of cardiac troponin and inflammation reflect progressive myocyte stretch and likelihood for hypertension in a Black male cohort: the SABPA study
Inflammation was cross-sectionally associated with subclinical wall remodeling and hypertension. Whether longitudinal changes (∆) in inflammation, myocyte injury (troponin T), and stretch (N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic ...