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Pikilidou Maria I - - 2010
The aim of this study is to assess the effect of hospital admission on 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in hypertensive subjects. Treated or untreated hypertensive adults with open-angle glaucoma underwent inpatient and outpatient 24-h ABP monitoring in a random order 4 weeks apart. Awake ambulatory hours, awake in-bed hours ...
Mukkamala Ramakrishna - - 2010
Blood pressure waveform analysis may permit continuous (i.e., automated) and less invasive (i.e., safer and simpler) central hemodynamic monitoring in the intensive care unit and other clinical settings without requiring any instrumentation beyond what is already in use or available. This practical approach has been a topic of intense investigation ...
Ernst M E ME Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. - - 2011
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is an accurate method for evaluating hypertension, yet its use in clinical practice may be limited by availability, cost and patient inconvenience. The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of a 6-h ABPM window to predict blood pressure control, judging by that ...
Stevenson Lynne Warner - - 2010
Intracardiac pressures in heart failure (HF) have been measured in patients while supine in the hospital but change at home with posture and activity. The optimal level of chronic ambulatory pressure is unknown. This analysis compared chronic intracardiac pressures to later HF events and sought a threshold above which higher ...
Du Yi-Chun - - 2011
In Taiwan, the number of the patients needing dialysis increases rapidly in recent years. Because there is risk in every hemodialysis session, monitoring physiological status, such as blood pressure measurement every 30 min to 1 h is needed during about 4 h hemodialysis process. Therefore, an assisted measurement on blood pressure is needful ...
Parati G - - 2010
Self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home (home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM)) is being increasingly used in many countries and is well accepted by hypertensive patients. Current hypertension guidelines have endorsed the use of HBPM in clinical practice as a useful adjunct to conventional office measurements. Recently, a detailed ...
Tamaki Yuichiro - - 2010
In recent years soaring medical costs have become a major social problem in developed countries. Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measurements have a stronger predictive power for cardiovascular events than clinic blood pressure (CBP) measurements. Therefore the introduction of ABP measurement for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension should lead to ...
Patel Birju - - 2010
Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring is now recommended as a routine component of blood pressure management in patients with known or suspected hypertension. Over the last few years, a large number of Web sites, commonly termed Personal Health Records, have been developed so that patients can manage and present HBP ...
McGowan Neil - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM) is being used increasingly in clinical practice. One previous study has shown that there can be considerable variance between expert observers in the interpretation of ABPM data. The purpose of this study was to show whether computer-generated reports with the dablABPM system would provide ...
Vyssoulis Gregory - - 2010
Recent studies indicate an association between serum phosphate levels and blood pressure in hypertensive patients. A growing body of evidence suggests that white-coat hypertension (WCH) is associated with target organ damage. Furthermore, metabolic syndrome (MS) and a non-dipping pattern are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this study ...
Paripovic Dusan - - 2010
Arterial hypertension is a risk factor affecting graft function in pediatric kidney transplants. Recent pediatric studies reported a high prevalence of hypertension, especially nocturnal hypertension in this population. Data regarding the prevalence of masked hypertension in pediatric patients with kidney transplants are still scarce. The aim of this cross-sectional study ...
Quinn Robert R - - 2010
To provide updated, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and assessment of adults with hypertension. MEDLINE searches were conducted from November 2008 to October 2009 with the aid of a medical librarian. Reference lists were scanned, experts were contacted, and the personal files of authors and subgroup members were used to ...
Bancej Christina M - - 2010
Canadians with hypertension are recommended to use home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) on a regular basis. To characterize the use of HBPM among Canadian adults with hypertension. Respondents to the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada who reported diagnosis of hypertension by a health professional (n=6142) were ...
Chiu Caroline Wai - - 2010
The prevalence of hypertension is high, but the overall control rate is low. Poor control of, hypertension is associated with a number of diseases, such as stroke, heart and renal failure, and high, mortality rates. Studies have shown the separate effects of nurse clinics and telephone follow-up on, blood pressure ...
Fácila Lorenzo - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The relationship between basal heart rate (HR) and the occurrence of myocardial ischemia, sudden death, cardiovascular mortality have been described. Therefore, further studies are warranted to evaluate the behaviour of heart rate in different scenarios. We sought to determine whether ambulatory heart rate is associated with the presence of ...
Hänninen Marjo-Riitta A - - 2010
The best method to diagnose masked hypertension is controversial. The objective of the present study was to compare home blood pressure (HBP) and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measurement in the evaluation of masked hypertension. Two hundred and sixty-one individuals from the general population underwent office BP (duplicate measurements on four ...
Parati Gianfranco - - 2010
Optimization of clinic blood pressure measurement, progress in measurement of blood pressure outside the clinic, at home or in ambulatory conditions over 24 h, all concur to a better management of patients with hypertension. This study is aimed at briefly summarizing a few important issues in this context, and at ...
Inanc Tugrul - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Increased platelet activation plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a determinant of platelet activation. In our study, we aimed to determine whether MPV levels are elevated in non-dipper patients compared with dippers and healthy controls. In addition, we tried to find ...
Litwin Mieczys?aw - - 2010
Adults with ambulatory hypertension or white coat hypertension (WCH) display abnormal cardiovascular rhythms. We studied cardiovascular rhythms by Fourier analysis of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement profiles in 129 hypertensive children, 54 children with WCH, and 146 age-, height-, and gender-matched healthy subjects. The day/night mean arterial pressure ratio ...
Zang Xiao-Ying XY School of Nursing, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, - - 2010
(1) To explore the effect of continued nursing intervention on hypertensive patients based on chronotherapeutics. (2) To identify the factors affecting hypertensive patients' compliance to the chronotherapeutics-oriented nursing interventions. Chronotherapy provides a means of individual treatment for hypertension according to the circadian blood-pressure profile of each patient and constitutes a ...
Konrad T - - 2011
The impact of insulin sensitivity, casual blood pressure and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure on endothelial function was studied in treated hypertensive subjects. Flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery after reperfusion was used to determine endothelial function. Insulin sensitivity indices were obtained by using the homeostasis model assessment, after 75 g Dextrose ...
MacFarlane Paul D - - 2010
Monitoring blood pressure during anaesthesia is widely recommended in man and animals. The accuracy of any device used to measure blood pressure is an important consideration when selecting monitoring equipment, the ANSI/AAMI SP10 standard is widely cited in this respect in recent veterinary publications. Blood pressure was monitored using invasive ...
Gosse Philippe - - 2010
There are few data on the prevalence of hypertension in European populations based on the ambulatory determination of blood pressure. The Prognostic Indicator of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (PROOF) study provided an opportunity to examine this prevalence in a cohort of 955 patients (387 men and 588 women, all aged ...
van Onzenoort Hein A W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to treatment is one of the major problems in the treatment of hypertension. Self blood pressure measurement may help patients to improve their adherence to treatment. METHOD: In this prospective, randomized, controlled study coordinated by a university hospital, a total of 228 mild-to-moderate hypertensive patients were randomized ...
Johansson Jouni K - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal schedule for home blood pressure (HBP) measurement based on a clinical approach. METHODS: Four hundred and sixty-four participants underwent HBP measurement for 7 days (duplicate measurements in the morning and in the evening), ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring, and ...
Agarwal Rajiv - - 2010
Blood pressure measured before and after dialysis does not agree well with those recorded outside the dialysis unit. Whether recordings obtained outside the dialysis unit are of greater prognostic value than blood pressure obtained just before and after dialysis remains incompletely understood. Among 326 patients on long-term hemodialysis, blood pressure ...
Gonokami Kenta - - 2010
The effects and duration of action of bedtime administration of doxazosin 2 mg for 4 weeks on uncontrolled morning home hypertension were investigated. Morning home blood pressure (HBP) was significantly lowered by bedtime administration of doxazosin. Doxazosin significantly lowered evening HBP only in the subgroup of patients with an uncontrolled ...
Oliveras A - - 2010
Resistant (or refractory) hypertension (RH) is a clinical diagnosis based on blood pressure (BP) office measurements. About one third of subjects with suspected RH have indeed pseudo-resistant hypertension and 24-h ambulatory-blood pressure-monitoring aids to precisely identify them. Our aim was to determine those clinical, laboratory or echocardiographic variables that may ...
Head Geoffrey A - - 2010
Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure thresholds have been defined for the diagnosis of mild hypertension but not for its treatment or for other blood pressure thresholds used in the diagnosis of moderate to severe hypertension. We aimed to derive age and sex related ambulatory blood pressure equivalents to clinic blood ...
Li Wun-Jin WJ Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. - - 2010
In this paper, we developed a wireless blood pressure monitoring system which provides a useful tool for users to measure and manage their daily blood pressure values. This system includes an ARM-based blood pressure monitor with a ZigBee wireless transmission module and a PC-based management unit with graphic user interface ...
Usuda Takashi T Nihon Kohden Corporation, 1-31-4 Nishi-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. - - 2010
We have developed the non-invasive blood pressure monitor which can measure the blood pressure quickly and robustly. This monitor combines two measurement mode: the linear inflation and the linear deflation. On the inflation mode, we realized a faster measurement with rapid inflation rate. On the deflation mode, we realized a ...
Zhuo Shang - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: (i) To explore blood pressure (BP) baseline characteristics in prehypertension (PH) and untreated essential hypertension (HT), and (ii) to evaluate whether simple home blood pressure (HBP) measurement can provide more reliable BP information than office blood pressure (OBP) in PH and untreated essential HT, and (iii) to investigate whether ...
Nieuwenhuys Arne - - 2009
This study investigated police officers' performance on five selected arrest and self-defence skills that are regularly used in the line of duty. In Experiment 1 a 5-point scale to measure skill performance was developed and tested with 14 police instructors. Results showed that the new scale has satisfactory inter-rater reliability ...
Nussinovitch Naomi - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is unusual in young adults. Malingering hypertension is clinically suspected when there is a potential external secondary gain, absence of patient cooperation during diagnostic evaluation and a lack of response to antihypertensive treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility that abnormal ambulatory blood pressure ...
Banegas Jos?? R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have documented no benefit from small reductions in blood pressure measured in the clinical office. However, ambulatory blood pressure is a better predictor of cardiovascular events than office-based blood pressure. We assessed control of ambulatory blood pressure in treated hypertensive patients at high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: We ...
Stergiou George S - - 2010
Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) has been proposed as a marker of arterial stiffness, which predicts cardiovascular mortality. This study compared the reproducibility of 24-h, daytime, night time, and symmetrical AASI. A total of 126 untreated hypertensives (mean age 48.2 +/- 10.7 (s.d.) years, 70 men) underwent 24-h ambulatory blood ...
de Souza Fabio - - 2010
The role of spironolactone in resistant hypertension management is unclear. The aim of this prospective trial was to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of spironolactone in patients with true resistant hypertension diagnosed by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. A total of 175 patients had clinical and complementary exams obtained at baseline and ...
McGowan Neil J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term reproducibility of nocturnal dipping as a dichotomous and continuous variable. METHODS: Retrospective review of an ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) database of approximately 15 000 patients. Reproducibility of ABPM was assessed by repeatability coefficient. Kappa (kappa) statistic and intraclass correlation coefficient were used to quantify ...
Maitland Michael L - - 2009
Hypertension is a mechanism-based toxicity of sorafenib and other cancer therapeutics that inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway. This prospective, single-center, cohort study characterized ambulatory blood pressure monitoring as an early pharmacodynamic biomarker of VEGF signaling pathway inhibition by sorafenib. Fifty-four normotensive advanced cancer patients underwent 24-hour ...
Theodosis Petros - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between epistaxis and arterial hypertension. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 80 patients admitted in the emergency department, 42 with epistaxis and 38 well-matched controls. Blood pressure was measured upon admission and by continuous 24-hour ambulatory monitoring on the following days. RESULTS: Estimated values ...
Swei Shan-Chung - - 2009
Perioperative radial nerve injury is a rare anesthetic complication, and is rarely seen in association with the use of an automatic blood pressure monitor. As far as we know, only one case has been reported. Here, we report a 26-year-old healthy, lean female who sustained acute radial nerve palsy after ...
Shimbo Daichi - - 2009
An algorithm for making a differential diagnosis between sustained and white coat hypertension (WCH) has been proposed - patients with office hypertension undergo home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) and those with normal HBP levels undergo ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). We tested whether incorporating an upper office blood pressure (OBP) ...
Reiter Russel J - - 2009
In experimental rodents, surgical removal of the pineal gland, the major source of circulating melatonin, causes a gradual and sustained rise in blood pressure. Conversely, when melatonin is chronically administered to pinealectomized rodents the increment in blood pressure is ameliorated. In humans as well, the night time rise in endogenous ...
García-Ortiz Luis L Primary Care Research Unit of La Alamedilla Health Centre, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain. - - 2009
To analyse the relationship between various parameters derived from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and vascular, cardiac and renal target organ damage. A cross-sectional, descriptive study. It included 353 patients with short-term or recently diagnosed hypertension. ABPM, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), Cornell voltage-duration product (Cornell VDP), glomerular filtration rate and ...
Chen Yucheng - - 2009
An increased incidence of cardiovascular events and sudden death occurs after an earthquake. However, the mechanism underlying this is not clear. Previous studies attributed this phenomenon to earthquake-induced elevation of sympathetic activity. This study investigated the acute cardiovascular effects of the Wenchuan earthquake on hypertensive or suspected hypertensive patients. We ...
Stergiou G S - - 2010
This study investigated the optimal schedule for home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring that has the greatest prognostic ability and provides the most reliable assessment of HBP. The Didima study assessed the value of HBP (duplicate morning and evening measurements, 3 days) in predicting cardiovascular events in the general population (662 ...
Barrios Vivencio - - 2010
Further efforts in controlling blood pressure are warranted in patients with hypertension. Office blood pressure measurements, 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and home blood pressure monitoring are synergic techniques. But, according to available evidence about efficacy and cost-effectiveness of all these techniques, it is likely that for a better blood ...
Sul??kov?? Terezie - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of the office blood pressure (OBP) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in the assessment of hypertension (HTN) in children with diabetes mellitus type 1 (T1DM). METHODS: We analyzed OBP and ABPM measurements in 84 diabetic children (43 boys) obtained at a median age ...
Pizzinelli Paolo - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that addressing the 24-h relationship between RR interval and systolic arterial pressure (SAP) during ambulatory blood pressure monitoring could detect alterations in circadian arterial pressure and heart rate profile and could also be linked to the ambulatory arterial stiffness index. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively 676 ambulatory blood ...
Jones Deborah P - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to systematically compare methods for standardization of blood pressure levels obtained by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in a group of 111 children studied at our institution. METHODS: Blood pressure indices, blood pressure loads and standard deviation scores were calculated using the original ...
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