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Chen Xiaojun - - 2009
Sexuality is a major way of intimacy in human being and it is very important in gender relationship, contributing to over all health. However, since association between sexual activity and sudden death determined by forensic autopsies related to cardiac or cerebral causes has been reported, some people with heart disease ...
Wexler Randy - - 2009
Is your patient's persistent hypertension really resistant to treatment, or are other factors at work? Consider these 2 cases and let this algorithm help you decide.
Anderson D E DE Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. - - 2009
Previous studies have reported that regular practice of a device-guided slow-breathing (DGB) exercise decreases resting blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients. The performance of DGB is associated with acute decreases in sympathetic vascular tone, and it has been suggested that the decreases in resting BP produced by regular practice of ...
Erlingsdottir Asthildur - - 2010
The aim of this study was to examine the association between blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents and cardiovascular and renal disease in adulthood. This was a retrospective study on patients <18 years of age with an elective admission to Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, between 1950 and ...
Sekizuka Hiromitsu - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides an accurate assessment of blood pressure (BP) and shows non-dipper BP pattern in many sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) patients with hypertension (HTN); however, little information is available on the relationship between the severity of SAS and circadian BP changes in SAS ...
Watanabe Yumiko - - 2010
Hypertension is a complex multi-factorial and polygenic disorder. Nevertheless, most studies have focused on single-gene effects. Furthermore, a majority of these studies have been cross-sectional and diagnosed hypertension using conventional blood pressure (BP) measurements, which are known to be subject to biases, including the so-called white-coat effect. Thus, we performed ...
Galan Pilar - - 2010
The relationship between iron intake and blood pressure (BP) status has not been well established. Only 1 cross-sectional study has suggested an inverse association of dietary total iron intake and nonheme iron intake with BP. We investigated the relationship between total, heme, and nonheme iron intakes, markers of iron status, ...
Vetromile Fernando - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure (PP), which reflects the pulsatile component of the blood pressure (BP), is known as a major predictor of cardiovascular events and death. In the elderly and type 2 diabetic patients, PP is associated with low glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria. Because kidney allograft survival is closely related ...
Bytautiene Egle - - 2010
Our aim was to evaluate the long-term effects of preeclampsia on vascular function in a mouse model induced by sFlt-1 overexpression. CD-1 mice at day 8 of gestation were injected via the tail vein with adenovirus carrying sFlt1 (AdsFlt1), adenovirus carrying the murine IgG2alpha Fc fragment as the adenovirus control ...
Vyssoulis G - - 2010
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between anemia and day-night blood pressure variations in essential hypertensive patients. We found that anemic hypertensives had significantly elevated nocturnal BP, and decreased mean 24-h BP and daytime BP.
Manios Efstathios - - 2009
The rate of blood pressure (BP) variation has been positively associated with intima-media thickness of common carotid arteries and left ventricular mass. We evaluated the association between the rate of BP variation derived from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) data analysis and impaired renal function. Twenty-four-hour ABPM was performed in ...
Agarwal Rajiv - - 2009
Whereas blood pressures (BPs) obtained in the clinic have formed the basis of diagnosis and treatment of hypertension among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), home and ambulatory BP monitoring obtained outside the physician's office have emerged as viable alternatives for the surveillance of hypertension. The purpose of this review ...
Fujikawa Tetsuya - - 2009
Variation in 24-h blood pressure (BP) is associated with multiple factors, but the association has not been thoroughly examined in young adults. To elucidate the potential factors associated with variation in 24-h BP, 331 healthy medical students were investigated. Awake mean BP negatively correlated with sleep duration in males. Sixty-seven ...
Lazarou Lazaros - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is primarily used for pain relief. However, evidence is beginning to emerge that TENS may also have a lowering effect on systemic blood pressure (BP). The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative effects of 2 intensities on pressure pain threshold (PPT) ...
Kim Yu Kyung - - 2009
This study was aimed at evaluating the significance of blood pressure (BP) load in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in obese children and adolescents. ABPM was conducted for 60 selected patients who had visited Sunlin Hospital between January 2008 and August 2008. Patients were classified into 3 groups; an obese ...
Ghuman Nimrta N Division of Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology, Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-3940, - - 2009
Because of shortcomings of the office blood pressure (BP) measurement in individuals with hypertension (eg, white coat and masked hypertension effects, terminal digit bias, and large variability in BP among a small number of readings), use of out-of-office blood pressure measurements has become more common in clinical practice. The presence ...
Rechci?ski Tomasz - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 5 mg melatonin before sleep in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and with an abnormal circadian pattern of blood pressure (BP) on changes in circadian BP profile and heart rate variability (HRV). Sixty patients with CAD, nondippers aged ...
Kai Hisashi - - 2009
An increase in short-term blood pressure (BP) variability is a characteristic feature of hypertensive patients, especially in elderly patients. There is increasing evidence that large BP variability aggravates hypertensive target organ damage and is an independent risk factor for the cardiovascular events in elderly hypertensive patients. However, little is known ...
Sethna Christine B - - 2009
BACKGROUND.: Reduced levels of serum adiponectin, an adipokine, are associated with cardiovascular and obesity-related diseases; however, relations between adiponectin and hypertension are unclear. METHODS.: This cross-sectional study examined adiponectin and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in 33 pediatric renal transplant recipients (TXP), aged 8 to 19 years, median of 1.9 ...
Agarwal Rajiv - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Circadian variation in blood pressure (BP), which is commonly blunted among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), has been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The causes of this blunted circadian variation remain incompletely understood. METHODS: We hypothesized that physical activity is a determinant of circadian BP variation. Accordingly, we ...
Guo Haiyan - - 2010
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a syndrome characteristic of the transition phase between normal cognitive function and dementia, has been shown to carry the risk of progression to dementia. Dysregulation of blood pressure (BP) is thought to be an indicator of cerebrovascular damage, including cognitive impairment. Here, we investigated the possible ...
Maclullich Alasdair M J - - 2009
Hypertension is associated with the development of white matter lesions in older people. Diffusion tensor MRI can detect subtle, previsible white matter damage, but relationships between diffusion tensor MRI parameters and blood pressure (BP) remain unclear. We examined correlations among mean diffusivity (MD), fractional anisotropy and BP in 45 men ...
Tu Wanzhu W Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, - - 2009
Blood pressure (BP) and growth increase at an accelerated rate during puberty. The temporal relationship of the two events has not been well characterized. The purpose of this current investigation was to examine the rate of BP change in relation to pubertal growth with the intent to shed light on ...
Park Kwang Joo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The recruitment maneuver (RM) in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can cause hemodynamic derangement. We evaluated circulatory and cardiac changes during RMs. METHODS: We performed sustained inflation (SI) with a pressure of 40 cm H(2)O for 30 seconds as an RM on 22 patients with ARDS. Blood pressure (BP) ...
Florian John P - - 2010
Previous studies have shown that acute increases in plasma NEFAs (non-esterified fatty acids) raise SVR (systemic vascular resistance) and BP (blood pressure). However, these studies have failed to distinguish between CNS (central nervous system) mechanisms that raise sympathetic activity and paracrine mechanisms that increase SVR directly, independent of CNS involvement. ...
Tsai Meng-Li - - 2009
The low-frequency (0.2-0.8 Hz) component of blood pressure (BP) variability (LF(BP)) is used as an index of the low-frequency variability of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) (LF(SNA)) in rats. It is unclear whether the LF(BP) can be used as an index of the mean SNA (mSNA). We investigated the correlation of ...
Tamer Ali - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of mobile phone (MP) on cardiac electrical activity by examining the heart rate variability (HRV), QT, P dispersions and blood pressure (BP) while the MP is located on the precordium. METHODS: A total of 24 healthy volunteers were included ...
Ohta Yuko - - 2009
Many guidelines recommended strict blood pressure (BP) control to prevent cardiovascular events. However, BP control in a substantial majority of hypertensives remains to be insufficient. We have determined the trends of BP control of the same patients during 15 years in a hypertension clinic. One hundred three patients (age 32-91, ...
Czarkowski Marek - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of oscillometric blood pressure (BP) measuring devices determined in resting conditions may be distorted in those under hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: The evaluation of accuracy of the Omron HEM-907 was performed in accordance with the International Protocol for validation of BP measuring devices (IP). Out of a group ...
Langewitz Wolf - - 2009
A new automatic blood pressure (BP) measuring device PhysioQuant (also marketed under the brand name Ergoscan) was evaluated according to the International Protocol for Validation of Blood Pressure Measuring Devices in adults issued by the European Society of Hypertension. BP values measured by the PhysioQuant were compared with BP readings ...
Tian Jun-Ping - - 2009
Volume overload is thought to be the main cause of hypertension in dialysis patients. However, the effect of interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, which was considered as an increase in extracellular water (ECW), on blood pressure (BP) change, was controversial. Our aim was to examine the changes ...
Niiranen Teemu J - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Most of the earlier studies assessing the determinants of pulse wave velocity (PWV) have been conducted with conventional clinic blood pressure (BP) measurements. The aim of this study was to assess whether PWV is more strongly associated with home-measured BP than clinic BP. Other risk factors associated with PWV ...
Hegg Annie M - - 2009
Office BP measurements are unable to detect 24-hour variability in blood pressure. ABPM is a tool that can assess BP at extended intervals, aiding in the diagnosis of white coat hypertension, masked hypertension and nighttime non-dipping status. Value exists in knowing a patient's BP variability so the appropriate treatment regimen ...
Castilla-Guerra Luis - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We aim to evaluate prospectively the long-term changes of blood pressure (BP) in stroke survivors using ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) and compare them with the clinic conventional measurements. METHODS: We studied 101 patients who were admitted within 24h after stroke onset. To study the circadian rhythm of BP a ...
Fahs Christopher A - - 2009
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among firefighters. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of excess body weight on arterial structure and function and blood pressure (BP) in relatively young, apparently healthy, firefighters. The body mass index, brachial BP, carotid BP, aortic BP, ...
Radke K J - - 2010
Seasonal variation in blood pressure (BP) has been described in some people, although the variation is small for both systolic and diastolic BPs. The aim of this study was to elucidate underlying haemodynamic and hormonal mechanisms that may occur to defend seasonal changes in BP. Participants were 27 men and ...
Bramlage Carsten Paul - - 2009
The influence of prenatal factors on the development of arterial hypertension has gained considerable interest in recent years. Prenatal dexamethasone exposure was found to induce hypertension and to alter nephron number and size in rodents and sheep. However, it is not clear whether these findings are applicable to nonhuman primates. ...
Vlek Anneloes L M - - 2009
Cerebral atrophy on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been associated with vascular risk factors including hypertension. Progression of cerebral atrophy and its risk factors have not been studied in vascular disease patients. This study aimed to assess the progression of cerebral atrophy and to evaluate possible associations with blood ...
Yano Yuichiro - - 2009
It has remained unclear whether or not morning blood pressure (BP) surge (MS) is associated with cardiovascular remodeling in elderly (> or =60 years) hypertensive patients being treated by antihypertensive medications. In this cross-sectional study (n = 197; mean 74.6 years; 37% men), we evaluated the association between MS, defined ...
Brook Robert D - - 2009
A short-term increase in fine particulate matter air pollution (PM(2.5)) concentration increases the risk for myocardial infarctions, strokes, and heart failure exacerbations. An important mechanism likely contributing to these associations is an elevation in arterial blood pressure (BP). Exposure to ambient PM(2.5) even at present-day concentrations can increase BP within ...
Matoba Munetoshi - - 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate morning hypertension and self measurement of blood pressure (BP) at home. Ninety-six patients out of 260 hypertensive (HT) out patients with antihypertensive medication measured their BP at home and data were collected from 60 patients (21 men, 39 women: mean age 74.8 ...
Kim Jung Eun - - 2009
The most important treatment for subcortical vascular dementia (SVaD) is controlling the blood pressure (BP). However, the few studies that have investigated the relationships between diurnal BP rhythm and subcortical ischemic vascular cognitive impairment have produced inconclusive results. In the study presented here, the 24-hour BP values of three groups ...
Masuda Shin-ichiro S Department of Medical Science and Cardiorenal Medicine, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, - - 2009
Previous studies have shown increases in ambulatory short-term blood pressure (BP) variability to be related to cardiovascular disease. In this study, we examined whether the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) would improve ambulatory short-term BP variability in hypertensive patients with diabetic nephropathy. A total of 30 patients with ...
Nakashita Manami - - 2009
Both a large habitual alcohol intake and a pattern of circadian blood pressure (BP) variation characterized by a high morning/daytime BP have been reported to be risk factors for cerebral hemorrhage. Therefore, the association between these two factors was examined. A total of 194 men in the general population of ...
Singh Sanjeev K - - 2009
Present study was conducted to identify the efferents mediating the vasosensory reflexes evoked by intra-arterial (i.a.) injection of Mesobuthus tamulus (BT; 1mg/kg) venom in the distal segment of femoral artery. Blood pressure (BP), electrocardiogram (ECG) and respiratory movements were recorded for 60 min after the i.a. injection of venom in ...
Sauvaget C - - 2010
In India, cardiovascular events are often diagnosed at lower blood pressures (BP) than in Western countries, questioning whether the actual World Health Organization cut-off points for hypertension (systolic BP (SBP) >or=140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP (DBP) >or=90 mm Hg) are appropriate in low resource countries. A large population-based cohort ...
Lima Nereida K C - - 2010
The aim of this study was to determine whether age influences the concordance between different methods of blood pressure (BP) measurement and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in hypertensive subjects. We studied two groups: I, individuals younger than 50 years (n=57), and II, individuals aged 60 years or older (n=55). They ...
Staals Julie - - 2009
Hypertension is an important risk factor for brain microbleeds (BMBs) in lacunar stroke patients. However, beyond the qualitative label "hypertension," little is known about the association with ambulatory blood pressure (BP) levels. In 123 first-ever lacunar stroke patients we performed 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring after the acute stroke-phase. We counted ...
Hermida Ram??n C - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The extent of morning blood pressure (BP) surge upon wakening has been associated with increased incidence of stroke and cardiovascular mortality. This trial investigated the antihypertensive efficacy and effects on the morning BP surge of awakening versus bedtime administration of nifedipine in essential hypertension. METHODS: We studied 238 previously ...
Ayala Diana E - - 2009
There is a strong association between metabolic syndrome (MS) and increased risk of end-organ damage, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality. Moreover, non-dipping (<10% decline in the asleep relative to the awake blood pressure [BP] mean) and elevated ambulatory pulse pressure (PP), among other factors related to the circadian BP ...
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