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Validation of A&D TM-2430 upper-arm blood pressure monitor for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents, according to the British Hypertension Society protocol.
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PMID:  22391521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The A&D TM-2430 ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitor has been validated in adults but not in a young population. We sought to validate the device monitoring in children and adolescents, according to the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol. METHODS: The A&D TM-2430 is an automated oscillometric upper-arm device for ambulatory BP monitoring. Nine consecutive measurements were taken in 61 children (mean age, 9.8 years; range, 5-15 years) according to the BHS criteria. Overseen by an independent supervisor, measurements were recorded by two observers blinded from each other's readings and from the device readings. RESULTS: The mean difference±SD between the observers and device measurements was 0.73±1.64 mmHg for systolic blood pressure (SBP) and -1.23±1.65 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure (DBP), respectively, with an interobserver difference of 4 mmHg. The cumulative percentages of differences within 5, 10, and 15 mmHg were 89, 95, and 98% for SBP and 67, 88, and 98% for DBP. The device achieved a grade A rating for SBP and a B grade for DBP. CONCLUSION: The A&D TM-2430 upper-arm BP monitor has fulfilled the required BHS standards and can be recommended for measuring ambulatory BP in children and adolescent populations.
Gabriel Wai-Kwok Yip; Hung-Kwan So; Albert Martin Li; Brian Tomlinson; Sik-Nin Wong; Rita Yn-Tz Sung
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure monitoring     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5725     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9606438     Medline TA:  Blood Press Monit     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Cardiology bDepartment of Medicine and Therapeutics, Division of Clinical Pharmacology cDepartment of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital dDepartment of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China.
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