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Retinal vessel caliber and its relationship with nocturnal blood pressure dipping status: the SABPA study
(Springer Nature, 2016)
Adverse changes in retinal microvasculature caliber are associated with incident hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke. The absence of a nocturnal dipping in arterial pressure may induce changes throughout the ...
Masked hypertension in low-income South African adults
While South Africa has one of the highest hypertension rates globally, there are few data on masked hypertension (MHT) and white-coat hypertension (WCHT). This study measured the frequency of MHT and WCHT in low-income ...
Vitamin K dependent protection of renal function in multi-ethnic population studies
Background: Following activation by vitamin K (VK), matrix Gla protein (MGP) inhibits arterial calcification, but its role in preserving renal function remains unknown. Methods: In 1166white Flemish (mean age, 38.2 years) ...
IGF-1 and NT-proBNP in a black and white population: the SABPA study
Background Black populations exhibit lower concentrations of the cardioprotective peptide, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and are more prone to develop hypertensive heart disease than whites. We therefore determined ...
The relationship of nitric oxide synthesis capacity, oxidative stress, and albumin-to-creatinine ratio in black and white men: the SABPA study
Inadequate substrate availability and increased nitric oxide synthase inhibitor levels attenuate nitric oxide (NO) synthesis, whereas increased vascular oxidative stress may lead to inactivation of NO. We compared markers ...