Document Detail

The diastolic debate: is it time to discard Korotkoff phase IV in favour of phase V for blood pressure measurements in pregnancy?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9734579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current guidelines recommend using Korotkoff phase IV for measuring diastolic blood pressure in pregnant women. However, phase IV does not approximate "true" blood pressure as closely as phase V, is more difficult to detect, and has limited reproducibility. Many practitioners use phase V despite the guidelines. Universal adoption of phase V would improve the reliability of blood pressure measurements.
S P Walker; J R Higgins; S P Brennecke
Related Documents :
19008709 - Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in healthy unrelated male-...
18002119 - Effect of gender on blood flow velocities and blood pressure: role of body weight and h...
18854749 - Anthropometric and dietary determinants of blood pressure in over 7000 mediterranean wo...
7391759 - Hypertension in a primary care practice.
10779089 - Increased blood pressure response to the cold pressor test in pregnant women developing...
8177969 - Measurement of respiratory muscle forces based on maximal inspiratory and expiratory pr...
3962939 - Acquired tracheomegaly in very preterm neonates.
147639 - Gas embolism death after laparoscopy delayed by "trapping" in portal circulation.
2605329 - Dynamic viscous flow in distensible vessels of skeletal muscle microcirculation: applic...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  169     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-16     Completed Date:  1998-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Perinatal Medicine, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Diastole / physiology*
Hypertension / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Pre-Eclampsia / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Pregnancy / physiology*
Reference Values
Sensitivity and Specificity

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Cerebral histoplasmosis in an Australian patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Next Document:  Analgesic use and chronic renal failure: a critical review of the epidemiologic literature.