Dr Douiri publishes in the Journal of Hypertension

MedStats team member, Dr Douiri, along with colleagues publishes study titled: ‘A prediction model for the response to oral labetalol for the treatment of antenatal hypertension’.

The study used a prospective observational design to ‘identify at presentation the maternal hemodynamic and demographic variables associated with a therapeutic response to oral labetalol and to use these variables to develop a prediction model to anticipate the response to labetalol monotherapy in women with hypertension’. The authors concluded that ‘maternal demographics and haemodynamics are potent predictors for the response to labetalol, and these parameters may guide therapy to enable effective blood pressure control and a lowering of severe hypertension rates’.