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Blood pressure control among diabetic hypertensives under cardiology follow-up at a regional hospital in rural Malaysia.
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PMID:  21073073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three hundred thirty-one consecutive patients presenting with hypertension to the outpatient medical clinic of Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Kuantan, Malaysia were screened and 150 patients with concurrent diabetes were enrolled into a cross-sectional study. The majority of patients were male (60.6%) with a mean age of 60.0 +/- 11.0 years. The mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) was 140.9 +/- 20.1 mmHg and the mean diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was 81.7 +/- 9.8 mmHg. Only 38.0% (57/150) of patients had blood pressures within recommended guidelines (130/80 mmHg). The mean blood pressure in this group was 123.7 +/- 8.5/76.4 +/- 5.6 mmHg. The majority of patients were on either 2 (41.3%) or 3 (31.3%) anti-hypertensives. Females had a significantly higher SBP 145.4 +/- 22.7 vs. 138.0 +/- 17.8 mmHg in males (p = 0.026). The level of blood pressure control in diabetics was unsatisfactory, especially in females and the elderly. A reassessment of priorities in the management of patients with concurrent hypertension and diabetes is therefore, urgently needed.
S M S Azarisman; A Aszrin; A O Marzuki; N N A Fatnoon; A Hilmi; M H Hadzri; P H Ngow; A Shah; M Y Rathor; A R Jamalludin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  973-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Cardiology Service, Hospital
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
Hypertension / complications*,  drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Malaysia / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital*
Sex Distribution
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0/Antihypertensive Agents

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