Further Investigation of the Negative Association between Hypertension and Peripheral Neuropathy in the Elderly: An Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN) Study

In a previous cross-sectional study of age-associated peripheral neuropathy, we found that a history of hypertension was protective

D. Y. Cho

2009

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  • In a previous cross-sectional study of age-associated peripheral neuropathy, we found that a history of hypertension was protective
  • In 287 subjects evaluated in the 3rd year of the study, ␤-blocking agents and NSAIDs were positively associated with AAPN
  • In subjects with diabetes mellitus, a history of hypertension was again protective, but current pulse pressure was a positive predictor of peripheral neuropathy
  • In a group of primary care patients over 65 years of age, we found that peripheral neuropathy could be detected by physical ex
  • Because of the high degree of correlation between the hypertension-related independent variables, we examined individual associations between each variable and peripheral neuropathy as well as their contributions when considered as a group
  • The comparison group included 110 subjects who gave a history of diabetes mellitus
  • In a group of primary care patients over 65 years of age, we found that peripheral neuropathy could be detected by physical ex-

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