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Gosse Philippe - - 2009
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and home blood pressure (HBPM) monitoring have been shown to be superior to conventional measurement of blood pressure in terms of reproducibility, relationship to the impact of high blood pressure on target organs, and the prediction of cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, these 2 techniques have yet ...
Scisney-Matlock Margaret - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to establish the reproducibility and reliability of clinic and home blood pressure readings and to determine whether correlations differed according to age and ethnicity. METHODS: Blood pressure readings taken in a clinical setting and at home from 161 hypertensive women who were either ...
Houlding Sybil - - 2009
In the author's reading, Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night (1934) is a sustained investigation of the incest taboo and of the psychological pressures that can lead to its collapse in the clinical situation. This novel allows the reader privileged entry into the "case" of a clinical boundary violation in a ...
Dawes Martin M McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H2W1S4, Canada. - - 2009
This study demonstrates the efficacy of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to measure antihypertensive effect. Original Article: White WB, Giles T, Bakris GL, Neutel JM, Davidai G, Weber MA. Measuring the efficacy of anti hypertensive therapy by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the primary care setting. Am Heart J. 2006;151(1):176-184.
Newton Julia L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine blood pressure circadian rhythm in subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and appropriate normal and fatigued controls to correlate parameters of blood pressure regulation with perception of fatigue in an observational cohort study. The cause of CFS remains unknown and there are no effective treatments. METHODS: To ...
Christofaro Diego Giulliano Destro - - 2009
This study analyzed the accuracy/agreement of the Omron MX3 monitor on 165 adolescents. Blood pressure was measured by the automatic monitor connected in Y with the mercury column (three consecutive and simultaneous measures). The independent measures were analyzed, and the mean differences between systolic and diastolic measures for both methods ...
MANCIA, GIUSEPPE (7298)
BACKGROUND: Isolated clinical hypertension (ICH) is characterized by a persistently elevated clinic blood pressure in the presence of a normal day-time or 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP). This definition is based on a single ABP monitoring (ABPM) and little attention has been focused on the reproducibility of this condition. OBJECTIVE: ...
Palmas Walter - - 2009
In a multiethnic cohort of older people with diabetes (n=1178), we assessed whether ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring improves prediction of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality when added to baseline covariates, including office BP and heart rate (HR). Secondary analyses assessed whether albuminuria may mediate the association of pulse pressure ...
Chongthanakorn Kamonrat - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The new dry weight (DW) assessment technique by intradialytic sequential bioimpedance analysis (BIA) was evaluated in this study. METHODS: Intradialytic changes in the ratio of resistance at baseline per each time point (R(0)/R(t)) determined by a total body single-frequency BIA were recorded in 19 hemodialysis patients. The bioimpedance DW ...
Giantin V - - 2009
Blood pressure (BP) measurement in clinical assessment by means of a mercury sphygmomanometer (MS) has numerous drawbacks. It has been proposed that non-invasive, 24-hr ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (NIABPM) should provide more appropriate BP values for both the diagnosis of hypertension and for its subsequent monitoring during treatment. The aim ...
Park Kwang Suk - - 2009
In order to monitor biological signals during our daily lives for ubiquitous healthcare, nonintrusive biological signal monitoring methods have been developed. Without contacting sensors and connecting wires to the subjects, the biological signals are monitored using specially designed methods. ECG is measured using capacitive coupling over clothes and PPG is ...
Bennett Heather - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite the many antihypertensive medications available, two-thirds of patients with hypertension do not achieve blood pressure control. This is thought to be due to a combination of poor patient education, poor medication adherence, and "clinical inertia." The present trial evaluates an intervention consisting of health coaching, home blood pressure ...
Perez Marco I - - 2009
Previous studies have suggested that psychological interventions may be effective in reducing blood pressure. Using rigorous methodology and 24-hour monitoring of ambulatory blood pressure, we compared 2 psychological interventions with treatment using a first-line antihypertensive drug in terms of their efficacy in lowering blood pressure in patients with mild primary ...
Parati Gianfranco - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Self blood pressure monitoring at home may improve blood pressure control and patients' compliance with treatment, but its implementation in daily practice faces difficulties. Teletransmission facilities may offer a more efficient approach to long-term home blood pressure monitoring. METHODS: Twelve general practitioners screened 391 consecutive uncontrolled mild-moderate hypertensive patients ...
Félix-Redondo Francisco J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: To determine whether the number of optimally controlled hypertensive patients is higher using self-measurement of blood pressure at home and ambulatory monitoring, compared to using conventional blood pressure measurements at the doctor's office. METHOD: An observational, cross-sectional, multicentre, descriptive study of a random sample of 237 primary health care ...
Petek-Ster Marija - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Home blood pressure monitoring has several advantages over blood pressure monitoring at a physician's office, and has become a useful instrument in the management of hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To explore the rate and characteristics of patients who measure their blood pressure at home. METHODS: A sample of 2,752 patients with ...
Marketou Maria - - 2010
The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between anemia and parameters derived from 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. We found that patients with anemia had significantly elevated nocturnal systolic and mean blood pressure and a trend for increased diastolic blood pressure. In addition, anemic patients had ...
Altay, Mustafa
Aim: To investigate the effect of hemodialysis on blood pressure by monitoring ambulatory blood pressure during the interdialysis period and to evaluate the relationship between hypertension and the percentage of total body water calculated via bioelectrical impedance analysis. Methods: Twenty five patients with end stage renal disease who were in ...
Yüksel, ┼×eref
Aim: To investigate the effect of hemodialysis on blood pressure by monitoring ambulatory blood pressure during the interdialysis period and to evaluate the relationship between hypertension and the percentage of total body water calculated via bioelectrical impedance analysis. Methods: Twenty five patients with end stage renal disease who were in ...
Swartz Sarah J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to determine the cost-effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the initial evaluation of stage 1 hypertension. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of data for children referred to Texas Children's Hospital hypertension clinic between January 2005 and August 2006 was performed. We compared the costs of standard ...
Zakopoulos Nikolaos A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Among the physiological variables whose diurnal profile is governed by circadian rhythmicity, plasma glucose concentrations, and arterial blood pressure constitute key elements of the physiological regulation of energy homeostasis. Evidence on their diurnal association derived from frequent measurements of both variables is, however, lacking in humans. METHODS: We investigated ...
Dawes Martin - - 2008
This study demonstrates the efficacy of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to measure anti hypertensive effect. Original Article: White WB, Giles T, Bakris GL, Neutel JM, Davidai G, Weber MA. Measuring the efficacy of antihypertensive therapy by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the primary care setting. Am Heart J. 2006;151(1):176-184. Keywords: ...
Ciolac Emmanuel G - - 2008
Even with anti-hypertensive therapy, it is difficult to maintain optimal systemic blood pressure values in hypertensive patients. Exercise may reduce blood pressure in untreated hypertensive, but its effect when combined with long-term anti-hypertensive therapy remains unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate the acute effects of a single session of aerobic ...
Adiyaman Ahmet - - 2008
The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is derived from 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure recordings. We investigated whether the goodness-of-fit of the AASI regression line in individual subjects (r(2)) impacts on the association of AASI with established determinants of the relation between diastolic and systolic blood pressures. We constructed the International ...
Delaney Angela - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to screen adolescents with type 1 diabetes using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to 1) test the hypothesis that using a preset sleep time results in an overdiagnosis of abnormal nocturnal dipping in systolic blood pressure and 2) assess the reproducibility of an abnormal ...
Wiesen Jonathan - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Children and adolescents with newly diagnosed hypertension undergo various tests to define the cause and target organ consequences of the elevated blood pressure. We tested the hypothesis that the diagnostic yield of individual components of the currently recommended assessment does not justify performance for all patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. ...
Pellizzari Margaret - - 2008
Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a valuable tool in the pediatric and adolescent population with type 1 diabetes. It provides useful information not readily available from sporadic clinic blood pressure (BP) measurements and a more reliable estimation of the subject's BP over an extended period of time. ...
Gaborieau Valérie - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring and home blood pressure measurements predicted the presence of target organ damage and the risk of cardiovascular events better than did office blood pressure. METHODS: To compare these two methods in their correlation with organ damage, we consecutively included 325 treated (70%) or untreated ...
Myers Martin G - - 2008
During the past 15 years, clinical outcome studies have consistently reported that home and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure recordings provide a significantly better measure of cardiovascular risk than do manual blood pressure readings taken in the office or clinic. The advent of automated sphygmomanometers that record blood pressure with the ...
Neutel J M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: A post hoc analysis was performed to assess the magnitude of the early morning blood pressure surge (EMBPS), which is associated with peak cardiovascular risk, in untreated hypertensive patients enrolled in two sister studies (Prospective, Randomised Investigation of the Safety and efficacy of MICARDIS vs. ramipril using ambulatory blood ...
Thorpe Carolyn T - - 2008
Self blood pressure monitoring (SBPM) can facilitate hypertension management, but determinants of SBPM are understudied. The authors examined the relationship of patient and social environment characteristics to monitor possession and frequency of SBPM in 578 male hypertensive veterans. Measures included possession of a monitor; SBPM frequency; concurrent blood pressure control; ...
Antonini Lanfranco - - 2008
BACKGROUND: We assessed the role of left ventricular ejection fraction and of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to predict cardiac death and heart failure in patients with defibrillator fulfilling MADIT II criteria. ABPM variables assessed included: mean 24 hours diastolic and systolic blood pressure, mean 24 hours heart rate, and ...
Battaglia Cesare - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To verify whether healthy daughters with polycystic ovaries (PCO) of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in comparison with healthy controls. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Seventeen eumenorrheic daughters with PCO of patients with PCOS (group 1) and 20 ...
Beckham Jean C - - 2009
The objective of the current study is to evaluate the relationship between hostility and ambulatory cardiovascular activity in women with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One hundred and one women completed 24 hours of ambulatory monitoring and standardized diagnostic and hostility measures. Generalized estimating equations analysis was used to ...
Stergiou George S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of home blood pressure measurements in comparison with ambulatory monitoring in the diagnosis of sustained, white-coat hypertension and masked hypertension in children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred and two subjects, referred for elevated blood pressure, were assessed with clinic (two visits), home (6 ...
White William B - - 2008
Blood pressure exhibits a natural circadian rhythm characterized by a decrease during sleep, then a steep increase in the early morning period followed by higher values throughout the active waking period. Because an excessive early morning surge in blood pressure is associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, it ...
Parati Gianfranco - - 2008
This document summarizes the available evidence and provides recommendations on the use of home blood pressure monitoring in clinical practice and in research. It updates the previous recommendations on the same topic issued in year 2000. The main topics addressed include the methodology of home blood pressure monitoring, its diagnostic ...
Nagai Michiaki - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between brain atrophy and hypertension. Systolic hypertension in the elderly has been found to be a risk factor for cognitive impairment. We studied the relationship of ambulatory blood pressure with brain atrophy and cognitive function. METHODS: We performed ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and ...
ANNONI, GIORGIO (6895)
Objective Ambulatory blood pressure in the elderly has been studied in the past the age range most frequently examined being 65 to 80 years. The present study was aimed at determining 24-h blood pressure means and profile in centennial human beings. Patients and methods Sphygmomanometric blood pressure (average of three ...
Lüders Stephan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The prevention of hypertension with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril in patients with high-normal blood pressure study addresses the issue of whether progression to manifest hypertension in patients with high-normal blood pressure can be prevented with treatment. METHODS: A total of 1008 participants with high-normal office blood pressure were ...
Rubin Lee E - - 2008
Hemodynamic monitoring of the femoral head while performing surgical dislocation for chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis has been advocated to prevent postoperative avascular necrosis (AVN). We describe a simple, inexpensive, and universally available technique that permits direct intraosseous pressure monitoring of the femoral head. This technique will benefit orthopedic surgeons ...
Wizner Barbara - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Using 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, we studied the repeatability of the morning blood pressure in older (> or =60 years) patients with isolated systolic hypertension. METHODS: The sleep-through morning surge was the morning blood pressure minus the lowest nighttime blood pressure. The preawake morning surge was the morning ...
Luque-Ramírez Manuel - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of metformin versus an antiandrogenic contraceptive pill on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Clinical randomized trial. SETTING: Academic hospital. PATIENT(S): Thirty-four consecutive PCOS patients. INTERVENTION(S): PCOS patients randomized to oral treatment ...
Tsukasaki Keiko - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Elderly family caregivers are presumed to be susceptible to having various health problems. However, biomedical indicators of health in these caregivers are rarely examined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of sleep quality, measured by hours of sleep and the number of times leaving bed, on various blood pressure parameters ...
Capezuti Elizabeth - - 2009
This study describes the accuracy of two types of bed-exit alarms to detect bed-exiting body movements: pressure-sensitive and a pressure-sensitive combined with infrared (IR) beam detectors (dual sensor system). We also evaluated the occurrence of nuisance alarms, or alarms that are activated when a participant does not attempt to get ...
Horikawa Tsuyoshi - - 2008
This study sought to clarify the factors associated with the magnitude of the difference between home and office blood pressures in treated hypertensive patients. Study subjects consisted of 3,308 essential hypertensive patients (mean age, 66 years; males, 44%) receiving antihypertensive treatment in primary care settings in Japan. Patients were classified ...
Mak George - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Disease-modifying drug treatment in heart failure (HF) reduces blood pressure. Titration of these agents is guided by clinic blood pressure readings; however, the impact of such treatment on blood pressure is unknown because diurnal blood pressure patterns remain poorly described. The aim of this study was to examine the ...
Turner Melly - - 2008
The American Heart Association (AH) guidelines for assuring accuracy in blood pressure measurement stress the importance of timing and positioning. Investigators in an ambulatory cardiology setting studied the relationship and their findings supported the recommendations. The AHA recommendations are reviewed along with results of a study in an ambulatory cardiology ...
Kawabe Hiroshi - - 2008
A short sleep duration is expected to elevate blood pressure the next morning, but no report has evaluated this in detail using home blood pressure measurement. In this study, the relation between sleep duration and morning and evening home blood pressure and heart rate during seven consecutive days was evaluated. ...
Palmas Walter W Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. - - 2008
We assessed whether home blood pressure monitoring improved the prediction of progression of albuminuria when added to office measurements and compared it with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in a multiethnic cohort of older people (n=392) with diabetes mellitus, without macroalbuminuria, participating in the telemedicine arm of the Informatics for Diabetes ...
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