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High levels of discordance between office-based and ambulatory blood pressure measurements for diagnosing optimal blood pressure control in high-risk diabetic populations from a developing country.
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PMID:  22658546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study investigated the concordance between office-based blood pressure (BP) readings and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in 51consenting type 2 diabetes patients (25males) in Cameroon with hypertension who had been receiving stable treatment for at least 3months. The prevalence of optimal BP control was 63% based on office measurements and 23% based on ABPM. Agreement between the two methods was poor (kappa statistic: 0.15; 95% confidence interval: -0.08 to 0.29). Using ABPM as the standard, office BP was helpful for ruling out optimal BP control (specificity: 75%), but not for ruling it in (sensitivity: 41%). Our results suggest that ABPM should be recommended in such settings as ours only for those patients who have already achieved stable optimal BP control according to office measurements.
C Nong-Libend; A P Menanga; A P Kengne; M Dehayem; E Sobngwi; S Kingue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetes & metabolism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-1780     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607599     Medline TA:  Diabetes Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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