MWIA Proffered Papers

Hypertension in Women

Dr Luisa Mazzotta1, Dr Antonio Carlini2, Dr Alberto Rosati3
1 Department Of Nephrology Lucca Hospital, 2 Department Of Nephrology Lucca Hospital,
3 Department Of Nephrology Lucca Hospital

Women have lower blood pressure values than men before 44 years of age, but after 60 years of age blood pressure rises more in females than males with an increased incidence of cardiovasculars events especially stroke and ischemic heart disease in the old age.
Meta-analysis have shown similar beneficial effect of antiihypertensive treatment in the two genders,but no gender meta-analysis are compared females to males except the ANBP2 and the VALUE trial that demonstrated a different protective effect of antiihypertensive drugs between women and men.

Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medication in the USA and its effects on clinicians and patients

Dr K Poirier-Brode1, Dr K Walberg21 The Permanente Medical Group, California, USA, 2 Kaiser Permanente, California, USA Direct to consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs is legally permitted in the United States of America. DTCA exists in many forms of public media and is not limited to advertisements in traditional… Read More »Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medication in the USA and its effects on clinicians and patients

MMT in Taiwan

Dr K TanTao-Yuan Mental Hospital Taiwan faced an epidemic of HIV infection in 2005; intravenous heroin abuser contributed 72% of new cases. Methadone maintenance therapy trial for heroin abusers with HIV was introduced by the Center of Disease Control, Department of Health in 2006. The Tao-Yuan Mental Hospital, DOH (TYMH)… Read More »MMT in Taiwan