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Patterns and characteristics of hypertension pharmacotherapy in Zimbabwe
Background: Hypertension is a non-communicable chronic disease that has been increasing in prevalence in developing countries in the last decade. On a global scale, mortality attributed to hypertension remains high (14%) ...
Dilatation of the oesophagus associated with oesophageal varices in portal hypertension
In this short publication I merely wish to draw attention to the not altogether rare finding of dilatation of the oesophagus in Africans suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension. It is quite possible ...
Hypertension awareness, treatment and control at Vubachikwe Mine, Gwanda, Zimbabwe, 2013
Background: In July 2012, according to the chronic disease register Vubachikwe mine had at least 1 in every 10 workers suffering from hypertension. However about 30 workers had defaulted hypertensive treatment that is ...
Role of the sympathetic nervous system in the development of hypertension and metabolic syndrome in low birth weight offspring
The sympathetic nervous system plays a pivotal role in the development of the metabolic syndrome particularly hypertension in low birth weight offspring. The Barker hypothesis reported that individuals born with low birth ...
The blood pressure in advanced urinary bilharziasis
(University of Rhodesia, 1962-02)
Hypertension may at times ensue when there is back pressure ori one or both kidneys, from disease in Lhe ureter or from increased bladder tension which is reflected back on the kidneys. It would seem, however, that ...
A prospective study of hypertension in pregnancy at Harare maternity hospital
(University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences, 1986)
rat of patients during a one-month study within the Greater Harare Obstetric Unit. Pre-eclampsia was the most common type of hypertension present in 72 (33,6%) patients. The :pidemiological characteristics of the patients ...