Posts Tagged ‘diuretic’

September 30th, 2013

Nesiritide Does Not Increase Diuresis in ADHF Patients

Stephen Gottlieb discusses his research group’s analysis of ASCEND-HF data, which shows that nesiritide does not increase urine output in patients with ADHF.

March 20th, 2013

Chlorthalidone Associated with More Electrolyte Problems Than Hydrochlorothiazide

The diuretics chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide are similarly effective at preventing cardiovascular events among older adults with hypertension, but electrolyte abnormalities are more common with chlorthalidone, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Canadian researchers used healthcare databases to identify nearly 30,000 adults over age 65 recently prescribed varying doses of chlorthalidone or hydrochlorothiazide. […]