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Increasing observer objectivity with audio-visual technology: the Sphygmocorder.
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PMID:  10234128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The most fallible component of blood pressure measurement is the human observer. The traditional technique of measuring blood pressure does not allow the result of the measurement to be checked by independent observers, thereby leaving the method open to bias. In the Sphygmocorder, several components used to measure blood pressure have been combined innovatively with audio-visual recording technology to produce a system consisting of a mercury sphygmomanometer, an occluding cuff, an automatic inflation-deflation source, a stethoscope, a microphone capable of detecting Korotkoff sounds, a camcorder and a display screen. The accuracy of the Sphygmocorder against the trained human observer has been confirmed previously using the protocol of the British Hypertension Society and in this article the updated system incorporating a number of innovations is described.
Authors:
Atkins; O'Brien; Wesseling; Guelen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure monitoring     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1473-5725     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press Monit     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606438     Medline TA:  Blood Press Monit     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  269-272     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Blood Pressure Unit, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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