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Wrist measurement of blood pressure: some critical remarks to oscillometry.
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PMID:  10394116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSIONS: (1) Though the average systolic and diastolic deviations between both methods and the relative correlation coefficients suggest that the BPW is to be used carefully for monitoring blood pressure, the great variability of differences and the inability of the BPW to detect lower diastolic blood pressure calls for a mandatory validation test by an approved protocol before this new device can be recommended for general use. (2) On the basis of our results for wrist oscillometry with the BPW and data reported in the literature for upper-arm oscillometric devices, we recommend to use oscillometric devices only when they were validated properly. In particular, the oscillometric measurement should be employed with caution for epidemiological studies or for investigation of population groups (e.g., children or pregnant women) that are expected to display lower diastolic pressures.
F Weber; R Erbel; R Schäfers; T Philipp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kidney & blood pressure research     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1420-4096     ISO Abbreviation:  Kidney Blood Press. Res.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-01     Completed Date:  1999-09-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610505     Medline TA:  Kidney Blood Press Res     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zentrum für Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinik Essen, Deutschland.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / physiology
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  methods*
Coronary Angiography
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow / physiology
Reproducibility of Results
Wrist / physiology*

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