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Moertl Deddo - - 2008
We evaluated the prognostic value of sequential NT-proBNP values in ambulatory heart failure patients after discharge, investigating whether the current value or the recent percent change is more important. In 166 patients, NT-proBNP was measured at discharge from heart failure hospitalisation and three months later. The combined endpoint of death ...
Recordati Giorgio - - 2008
The present study was aimed at investigating whether the blood pressure-R-R interval relation obtained by ABPM may give useful information about autonomic control in the 24 h period. To this purpose ABPM was performed in 60 healthy young subjects (30 females and 30 males, mean age 21.8+/-1.0 years) and the ...
Shinohata Ryoko - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The augmentation index of the radial pulse wave has been reported to be a sensitive aortic stiffness marker in relatively young but not in older individuals. We studied the relationship between augmentation index and the diurnal blood pressure profiles. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was performed ...
Sapozhnikova Veronika V - - 2008
We proposed to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) for continuous noninvasive blood glucose monitoring, and recently we significantly improved the sensitivity of this technique. The accuracy of OCT glucose monitoring is limited by several factors, including variation of tissue pressure exerted by the OCT probe. We studied the influence of ...
Vella Elizabeth J - - 2008
This study sought to determine the role of hostility in moderating the effects of positive social interactions on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP). Participants (341 adults) completed the Cook-Medley Hostility Scale and underwent ABP monitoring, assessed every 45 min during waking hours across 6 days. An electronic diary measuring mood and ...
Unger Philippe - - 2008
We prospectively evaluated the effects of arteriovenous fistula closure on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements and on left ventricular geometry assessed by echocardiography. Sixteen kidney transplant recipients were studied before and 1 month after surgical fistula closure. The mean of 24-hour diastolic blood pressure increased from 77+/-7 mmHg to 82+/-8 ...
Baumann Marcus - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a new index that reflects the dynamic relation between diastolic and systolic blood pressure through the circadian blood pressure rhythm. It was the aim of this study to investigate the association between AASI, dipping status and pulse pressure as a classical indicator ...
Ivanović Branislava - - 2008
BACKGROUND/AIM: [corrected] Increased values of thyroid hormones in the clinical syndrome of hyperthyreosis affect blood pres sure values and its circadial variation. The aim of this study was to define the influence of hyperthyreosis on the values and circadial variations of arterial blood pressure, as well as to investigate the ...
Pierin Angela M G - - 2008
To compare blood pressure measurements taken at home by physicians, nurses, and patients with office blood pressure measurement , ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and home blood pressure measurement. A total of 44 patients seen by a home care program were studied. Protocol 1 a) blood pressure was measured by the ...
McFetridge-Durdle Judith A - - 2008
The management of hypertension is improved by knowledge of the hemodynamics underlying blood pressure. Impedance Cardiography (ICG) provides data on a range of hemodynamic variables that affect blood pressure. However, ICG captures only fixed descriptions of hemodynamic characteristics. Improvements in ambulatory technology have led to the development of the Ambulatory ...
Tanabe Paula - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the proportion of patients with increased emergency department (ED) blood pressure and no history of hypertension who have persistently increased blood pressure at home, describe characteristics associated with sustained blood pressure increase, and examine the relationship between pain and anxiety and the change in blood pressure ...
Cox Paul - - 2008
Medics and first responders to emergencies are often faced with monitoring and assessing victims with very limited resources. Therefore, there is an inherent need for a real-time ambulatory monitoring capability that is portable and low power. This is particularly important for physiological monitoring of life-threatening conditions such as internal hemorrhaging. ...
Piccione Giuseppe - - 2008
Circadian rhythmicity of physiological processes in animals has been described for some variables. In order to investigate the daily rhythmicity of blood pressure, seven foals (Equus caballus) were used for 40 days after birth. Measurements of blood pressure were done by means of an oscillometric apparatus (Argus TM-7, Schiller, Barr ...
Player Marty S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine for U.S. ambulatory visits for anxiety how often high blood pressure is unrecognized and the factors associated with being unrecognized. METHODS: Analyzed data from the 2005 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey looking at visits for anxiety by patient complaint or ...
Muehlsteff J - - 2008
There is an unmet need for cuff-less blood pressure (BP) monitoring especially, in personal healthcare applications. The pulse arrival time (PAT) approach might offer a suitable solution to enable comfortable BP monitoring even at beat-level. However, the methodology is based on hemodynamic surrogate measures, which are sensitive to patient activities ...
Redmond Stephen J - - 2008
We analyze the use of unsupervised ECG acquisition in the home environment. An algorithm for automatically marking ECG recordings for sections of obvious artifact is described. The algorithm was validated against a set of 150 records randomly chosen from a database of ECGs and manually annotated to identify sections of ...
Matthys Koen S - - 2008
Arterial tonometry is a non-invasive technique for continuous registration of arterial pressure waveforms. This study aims to assess tonometric blood pressure recording (TBP) as an alternative for invasive long-term bedside monitoring. A prospective study was set up where patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention were subjected to both invasive (IBP) and non-invasive ...
Tamaki Shinji - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the factors contributing to whether or not hypertensive patients brought their home blood pressure records to the outpatient clinic. METHOD: We studied 325 hypertensive patients [169 men (66.3+/-11.4 years old) and 156 women (68.1+/-11.2 years old)] who had received medical treatment for hypertension in our outpatient clinic ...
Uen Sakir - - 2008
This study compared ST segment depression (ST depression) during cycle ergometry (ergometry) versus simultaneous 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement and electrocardiogram recording (24-h ABPM/ECG) during everyday life. In a German multicenter study, ergometry and 24-h ABPM/ECG records of 239 hypertensive patients were retrospectively analyzed. ST depression was defined as an ...
Henskens Léon H G - - 2008
Brain microbleeds, indicative of cerebral small-vessel disease, may occur with increased frequency in patients with hypertension. However, little is known about the relation of these abnormalities with blood pressure levels. We assessed the relation between ambulatory measured blood pressure and the presence of microbleeds in a cohort of hypertensive patients ...
Amin Raouf - - 2008
Questions remain as to whether pediatric sleep disordered breathing increases the risk for elevated blood pressure and blood pressure-dependent cardiac remodeling. We tested the hypothesis that activity-adjusted morning blood pressure surge, blood pressure load, and diurnal and nocturnal blood pressure are significantly higher in children with sleep disordered breathing than ...
Vyssoulis Gregory P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Data relating dipping status to metabolic syndrome (MS) scores are not available. The purpose of this study is to investigate any possible association of different dipping patterns to MS scores in untreated patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: The study included 6256 consecutive, treatment-naive patients with essential hypertension who attended ...
Stergiou George S - - 2007
Although self-monitoring of blood pressure by patients at home is being widely used in clinical practice, the evidence on its prognostic value is still limited. Five long-term studies with nearly 60,000 patients/year have provided prognostic information for home blood pressure measurements. Differences exist among these studies regarding the population characteristics, ...
Hernández-del Rey Raquel - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reproducibility of the circadian blood pressure (BP) pattern over a 48-h period by comparing the first 24 h of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) with the following 24 h and with the mean over 48 h. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing 48-h ABPM within the National ...
McGowan Neil - - 2007
We have explored the use and interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) among clinicians at an Edinburgh Cardiovascular Risk Clinic and among a group of international experts in blood pressure monitoring. Locally, we were able to demonstrate major discrepancies in management advice between doctors and nurses. Although all of ...
Havelková A - - 2007
The objective of this study was to find if there was a relationship between the time when cardiovascular rehabilitation was running in the patients after myocardial infarction and an average daily value of systolic and diastolic blood pressure at 7-day ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.Systolic and diastolic pressures significantly increased in ...
Padiyar Aparna - - 2007
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring predicts cardiovascular risk better than office readings do. It can detect white-coat hypertension, masked hypertension, and normal and aberrant patterns of circadian variation in blood pressure. Though the clinical role of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is currently limited, its use can be considered in many common ...
Verberk Willem J - - 2007
It is still uncertain whether one can safely base treatment decisions on self-measurement of blood pressure. In the present study, we investigated whether antihypertensive treatment based on self-measurement of blood pressure leads to the use of less medication without the loss of blood pressure control. We randomly assigned 430 hypertensive ...
Cornélissen G - - 2007
BIOCOS, the project aimed at studying BIOlogical systems in their COSmos, has obtained a great deal of expertise in the fields of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) monitoring and of marker rhythmometry for the purposes of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Prolonging the monitoring reduces the uncertainty in ...
Denchev Stefan V - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the SCHILLER BR-102 plus (Schiller AG, Baar, Switzerland) noninvasive ambulatory blood pressure recorder according to the International Protocol for validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults introduced by the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension. METHOD: One SCHILLER BR-102 plus ...
Stergiou George S - - 2007
The optimal schedule for home blood pressure monitoring should represent the usual level of home blood pressure, give a reproducible value, and have prognostic ability. Therefore, outcome studies, as well as short-term trials assessing the reproducibility of home blood pressure, its stability over time and its relationship with ambulatory blood ...
Cuspidi C - - 2008
Limited evidence is available about the relationship between ambulatory heart rate (HR) and target organ damage (TOD) in uncomplicated hypertension. We sought to investigate the association between ambulatory HR and subclinical cardiac, vascular and renal markers of TOD in never-treated essential hypertensives. A total of 580 subjects with recently diagnosed ...
Thijs Lutgarde - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The International Database on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (1993-1994) lacked a prospective dimension. We are constructing a new resource of longitudinal population studies to investigate with great precision to what extent the ambulatory blood pressure improves risk stratification. METHODS: The acronym IDACO refers to the new International Database of ...
Taylor James R - - 2007
Home monitoring of blood glucose and blood pressure levels can provide patients and physicians with valuable information in the management of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Home monitoring allows patients to play an active role in their care and may improve treatment adherence and clinical outcomes. Glucose meters currently on the ...
Parati Gianfranco - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The limitations affecting office blood pressure readings have spurred the development of techniques for measuring blood pressure out of a clinical environment. The increasing use of home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring has allowed the identification of specific blood pressure patterns related either to a discrepancy between ...
Pannarale G - - 2008
The aim of our study was the evaluation of the effects of cigarette smoking on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in normotensive subjects participating to a cardiovascular prevention program. All subjects were followed up for an average time of 97+/-42 months to assess the event of hypertension development. Prevalence of hypertension ...
Li Yan - - 2007
We reported previously that normotensive Chinese had higher nighttime diastolic blood pressure compared with non-Chinese. We, therefore, studied the prevalence and characteristics of isolated nocturnal hypertension (HT) and its association with arterial stiffness, an intermediate sign of target organ damage. We recorded ambulatory blood pressure, the central and peripheral systolic ...
Chrubasik Sigrun - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare different methods of measuring and averaging blood pressure readings, and see how they affect classification of patients as normotensive or hypertensive. METHODS: The comparisons were made in up to 145 suitable patients in the first and last week of a 6-week surveillance. Ambulatory blood pressure measurements were ...
White William B - - 2007
Variation in blood pressure levels follows a reproducible circadian pattern, characterized by low levels during sleep and a rapid increase during the early-morning period. The incidence of cardiovascular events displays a similar circadian variation, with peak occurrence coinciding with the early-morning blood pressure surge. Numerous prospective studies have shown that ...
McKay Donald W - - 2007
Early diagnosis of hypertension is one benefit of home blood pressure monitoring. Home measurement may also be used for the detection of masked hypertension. Home blood pressure readings have a strong correlation with risk, and the method has many advantages over office measurement in the management of hypertension, especially in ...
Kotsis Vasilios - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences between hypothyroid patients and healthy volunteers in 24-h ambulatory blood pressure parameters. METHODS: The study population consisted of 100 individuals who were recently diagnosed for hypothyroidism. These patients had never been treated before with antihypertensive treatment or received drugs for hypothyroidism. All participants underwent 24-h ambulatory ...
Cho Alex H - - 2007
This study examined patients' perceptions of their providers' participatory decision making (PDM) style and hypertension self-care behaviors and outcomes. Five hundred fifty-four veterans with hypertension enrolled in the Veterans' Study to Improve the Control of Hypertension rated providers' PDM styles using a validated 3-item instrument. Behaviors assessed included presence of ...
Shimbo Daichi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. We evaluated the independent value of HBP compared with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and office blood pressure (OBP) in the prediction of cardiovascular end-organ damage in normotensive subjects and untreated patients with ...
Palmas Walter - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory 24-h pulse pressure predicts progression of albuminuria in people with diabetes mellitus. It is not known whether the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) may add to that prediction. METHODS: We compared the multivariate-adjusted association of AASI and 24-h pulse pressure with progression of urine albumin excretion during follow-up ...
O'Brien E - - 2007
Ambulatory blood pressure measurement has been in use in clinical practice for nearly half a century. However, despite the benefits the technique brings to managing patients with hypertension it is much under-used in practice. The purpose of this review is to examine critically the information that can be derived from ...
Cuspidi Cesare - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the intrasubject short-term reproducibility of nocturnal blood pressure patterns (dipping/nondipping) in essential hypertensive patients in relation to age (<50 and > or =50 years) and sex. METHODS: A total of 619 never-treated essential grade 1 and 2 hypertensive patients (383 men, 236 women) underwent the ...
McNiece Karen L - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a useful tool for the evaluation and management of hypertension in children and adolescents. This review provides a basic overview of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and summarizes the most recent available knowledge regarding its use in the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS: Evaluation ...
Stergiou George S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Self-blood pressure monitoring by patients at home (HBPM) is being increasingly used in clinical practice and has been endorsed by hypertension societies as an important adjunct to the conventional office blood pressure measurements. Several problems, however, exist regarding the application of HBPM in practice, such as device inaccuracy, observer ...
Clays Els - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether job strain is associated with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements within a subsample of the Belgian Job Stress Project (BELSTRESS) population. METHODS: A group of 89 middle-aged male and female workers perceiving high job strain and an equally large group ...
Ben-Dov Iddo Z - - 2007
The prognostic value of sleep blood pressure reported by recent studies is variable. Our aim was to examine the relationship of sleep blood pressure, measured by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, with all-cause mortality. We studied a cohort of 3957 patients aged 55+/-16 (58% treated) referred for ambulatory monitoring (1991-2005). ...
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