LAM Extra for General Practicioners - 2012;4(04)

LAM Extra for General Practicioners

OCTOBER 20, 2012

[HYPERTENSION IN THE ELDERLY - CRITICAL REVIEW OF DIAGNOSTICTHERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES AND THEIR BACKGROUND]

SZÉKÁCS Béla

[In the majority of old and very old hypertensive patients, the reduction of abnormally high blood pressure has been proved to provide a strategic defense of target organs. In patients younger than 80 years, both initial and target blood pressure (BP) values are similar to those of younger age groups. In those older than 80 years, a a systolic blood pressure level >160 mmHg is the threshold of indication for antihypertensive treatment and the therapeutic target value is<150 mmHg. Both values... tovább »

LAM Extra for General Practicioners

OCTOBER 20, 2012

[LIVER DISEASES AND DIABETES MELLITUS]

WINKLER Gábor

[The liver plays a pivotal role in metabolism. Thus, it is hardly surprising that its acute and chronic diseases may be accompanied by multiple disturbances of the carbohydrate metabolism, and the development of diabetes mellitus - primarily of type 2 diabetes mellitus - may result in structural changes in the liver. This article overviews the main pathogenetic mechanisms of this bidirectional relationship, discusses special considerations of choosing the therapy and highlights special... tovább »