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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351658/intensive-versus-conventional-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-a-general-practice-population-the-blood-pressure-reduction-in-danish-general-practice-trial-a-randomized-controlled-parallel-group-trial
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Pia Klarskov, Lia E Bang, Peter Schultz-Larsen, Hans Gregers Petersen, David Benee Olsen, Ronan M G Berg, Henrik Abrahamsen, Niels Wiinberg
Objective: To compare the effect of a conventional to an intensive blood pressure monitoring regimen on blood pressure in hypertensive patients in the general practice setting. Design: Randomized controlled parallel group trial with 12-month follow-up. Setting: One hundred and ten general practices in all regions of Denmark. Participants: One thousand forty-eight patients with essential hypertension. Intervention: Conventional blood pressure monitoring ('usual group') continued usual ad hoc blood pressure monitoring by office blood pressure measurements, while intensive blood pressure monitoring ('intensive group') supplemented this with frequent home blood pressure monitoring and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring...
January 17, 2018: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334262/a-multicentre-study-on-unattended-automated-office-blood-pressure-measurement-in-treated-hypertensive-patients
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Jan Filipovský, Jitka Seidlerová, Jiří Ceral, Petra Vysočanová, Jiří Špác, Miroslav Souček, Ivan Řiháček, Markéta Mateřánková, Petr König, Hana Rosolová
AIMS: Unattended automated office blood pressure (uAutoOBP) may eliminate white-coat effect. In the present study, we studied its relationships to attended office blood pressure (BP) and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Stable treated hypertensive subjects were examined in four Czech academic hypertension centres. uAutoOBP was measured with the BP Tru device; attended BP was measured six times: three times with auscultatory method (AuscOBP) by the physician followed optionally by three oscillometric measurements (OscOBP)...
January 15, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332485/relationship-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-epicardial-fat-tissue-thickness-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension
#3
Mehmet Ali Derya, Vahit Demir, Huseyin Ede
Objective Epicardial fat tissue thickness (EFT) and the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are associated with atherosclerosis. Few studies have focused on the relationship between these parameters in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. In this study, we examined the relationship between EFT and the NLR in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension detected by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Methods Eighty consecutive patients without chronic illness who were diagnosed with hypertension according to ABPM results and 80 otherwise healthy subjects were enrolled in the study...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327527/role-and-relevance-of-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertension-related-co-morbidities
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Ashok Kumar, B C Kalmath, Georgi Abraham, Johann Christopher, Pln Kaparthi, Louie Fischer, Neeta Deshpande, N K Mishra, Praveen Raj, Rajesh Javerani, Ramesh Goyal, Reefa Dsouza, Shashank R Joshi
Despite maintaining mean blood pressure at optimal levels, cardiovascular complications still occur in hypertensive patients. Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been implicated as a prominent factor responsible for incurring this additional risk. In this review we attempted to generate a consensus on the importance of BPV in the hypertension management and to evaluate different therapeutic options available to reduce BPV. Panel comprising of 11 leading experts from India in different areas of clinical practice (including nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, and critical care medicine) was convened...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321408/the-factors-affecting-the-non-dipper-pattern-in-japanese-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
Hiromitsu Sekizuka, Naohiko Osada, Yoshihiro J Akashi
Objective Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is assumed to influence the circadian blood pressure (BP) fluctuation, particularly causing nocturnal hypertension and changing the dipping pattern of nocturnal BP. This study aimed to clarify the triggers of the non-dipper pattern in nocturnal BP in Japanese patients with severe OSA (the apnea-hypopnea index ≥30/h). Methods Of 541 patients with OSA diagnosed using polysomnography (PSG) and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), 163 patients <60 years of age (Younger group) and 101 patients ≥60 years of age (Older group) were stratified into the dipper or non-dipper pattern groups...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316213/comparative-effects-of-valsartan-plus-either-cilnidipine-or-hydrochlorothiazide-on-home-morning-blood-pressure-surge-evaluated-by-information-and-communication-technology-based-nocturnal-home-blood-pressure-monitoring
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Takeshi Fujiwara, Naoko Tomitani, Hiroshi Kanegae, Kazuomi Kario
The authors tested the hypothesis that a valsartan/cilnidipine combination would suppress the home morning blood pressure (BP) surge (HMBPS) more effectively than a valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination in patients with morning hypertension, defined as systolic BP (SBP) ≥135 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥85 mm Hg assessed by a self-measuring information and communication technology-based home BP monitoring device more than three times before either combination's administration. This was an 8-week prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label clinical trial...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313563/adropin-and-circadian-variation-of-blood-pressure
#7
Hasan Ata Bolayır, Tarık Kıvrak, Hakan Gunes, Aslı Bolayır, Ilgın Karaca
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal hypertension and non-dipping pattern are often associated with endothelial dysfunction. Previous studies suggested that adropin, a novel secreted energy homeostasis protein, has unique effects to regulate endothelial cell function. AIM: This study aims to investigate the association between absolute nighttime blood pressure (BP) and circadian BP pattern with serum adropin and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in patients with newly diagnosed untreated hypertension...
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306234/evaluation-of-ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-in-hyperthyroidism
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Özlem Turhan İyidir, Mehmet Muhittin Yalçın, Alev Eroğlu Altınova, Emre Arslan, Bahar Uncu, Ceyla Konca Değertekin, Füsun Baloş Törüner
Background/aim: Hyperthyroidism causes hemodynamic changes that are associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring recordings provide us with some essential data: BP variability and ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI). In this study, we aimed to investigate AASI and short-term BP variability in both overt and subclinical hyperthyroidism and their relationship with thyroid hormones. Materials and methods: We enrolled 36 patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism, 23 patients with overt hyperthyroidism, and 25 healthy euthyroid controls...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303603/sleep-apnoea-in-patients-with-nocturnal-hypertension-a-multicentre-study-in-the-czech-republic
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M Hobzova, K Sonka, M Pretl, J Vaclavik, E Kriegova, M Radvansky, J Zapletalova, M Plackova, V Kolek
Sleep apnoea (SA) is common in patients with hypertension. Nowadays, limited data on the prevalence of SA in nocturnal hypertension (NH) exist. We, therefore, studied the occurrence of SA in Czech patients and its association with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), breathing disturbances in sleep, anthropometric data, Mallampati score and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) using the Apnea Link device. Undiagnosed SA was found in 72.9% patients (29.3% mild, 26.6% moderate, 17.0% severe) of 188 patients with NH measured by ABPM...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301598/plasma-scf-c-kit-levels-in-patients-with-dipper-and-non-dipper-hypertension
#10
Hai-Lan Zhong, Chong-Li Xu, Guang-Sheng Chen, Xiu-Mei Chen
Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between peripheral plasma stem cell factor (SCF)/c-kit levels and the types of dipper and non-dipper hypertension in hypertensive patients. Methods This cross-sectional study included newly diagnosed hypertensive patients who underwent 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) between January 2009 and 2012 in Jiangning city. Patients were divided into the dipper group and the non-dipper group according to ABPM measurements. The levels of SCF and its receptor c-kit, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in peripheral blood were measured via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295853/is-blood-pressure-improving-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-period-analysis
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Gina-Marie Barletta, Christopher Pierce, Mark Mitsnefes, Joshua Samuels, Bradley A Warady, Susan Furth, Joseph Flynn
Uncontrolled hypertension in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been identified as one of the main factors contributing to progression of CKD and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent efforts to achieve better blood pressure (BP) control have been recommended. The primary objective of this analysis was to compare BP control over 2 time periods among participants enrolled in the CKiD study (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children). Casual BP and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitor data were compared among 851 participants during 2 time periods: January 1, 2005, through July 1, 2008 (period 1, n=345), and July 1, 2010, through December 31, 2013 (period 2, n=506)...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285427/physician-perceptions-of-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-target-blood-pressure-achievement-rate
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Ran-Hui Cha, Hajeong Lee, Jung Pyo Lee, Young Rim Song, Sung Gyun Kim, Yon Su Kim
Background: Blood pressure (BP) control is the most-established method for the prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. However, the ideal BP target for CKD patients is still under debate. Methods: We performed a survey of regular registered members of the Korean Society of Nephrology to determine physician perceptions of BP control in patients with CKD. In addition, we evaluated the target BP achievement rate using data from the APrODiTe-2 study...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284731/association-between-heart-rate-and-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease-in-the-elderly
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Koki Nakanishi, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Mitchell S V Elkind, Tatjana Rundek, Seitetz C Lee, Aylin Tugcu, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Charles DeCarli, Clinton B Wright, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although increased heart rate (HR) is a predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality, its possible association with subclinical cerebrovascular disease, which is prevalent in the elderly, has not been evaluated. This study aimed to investigate the association of daytime, nighttime, 24-hour HR, and HR variability with subclinical cerebrovascular disease in an elderly cohort without history of stroke. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 680 participants (mean age, 73±7 years; 42% men) in sinus rhythm who underwent 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and HR monitoring, 2-dimensional echocardiography, and brain magnetic resonance imaging as part of the CABL study (Cardiac Abnormalities and Brain Lesion)...
December 28, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283931/resistance-exercise-training-is-more-effective-than-interval-aerobic-training-in-reducing-blood-pressure-during-sleep-in-hypertensive-elderly-patients
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Rodrigo F Bertani, Giulliard O Campos, Diego M Perseguin, José Bonardi, Eduardo Ferriolli, Julio C Moriguti, Nereida K C Lima
An appropriate fall in blood pressure (BP) during sleep is known to be related to a lower cardiovascular risk. The objective of the present study was to compare the effect of different types of training on hypertensive elderly patients under treatment in terms of pressure variability assessed by the nocturnal decline in BP. Hypertensive elderly subjects under pharmacological treatment were randomly assigned to the following groups: 12 weeks of continuous aerobic training (CA), interval aerobic training (IA), resistance training (R), or control (C)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275920/the-effect-of-intermittent-fasting-on-blood-pressure-variability-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-or-prehypertension
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Yunus Erdem, Gülsüm Özkan, Şükrü Ulusoy, Mustafa Arıcı, Ülver Derici, Şule Şengül, Şükrü Sindel, Şehsuvar Ertürk
Intermittent fasting is a phenomenon which can be observed in most humans. The effect of intermittent fasting on blood pressure variability (BPV) has not previously been investigated. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of fasting on blood pressure (BP) (with office, home, central, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [ABPM]) and on BPV. Sixty individuals were included in the study. Office, home, ABPM, and central BP measurements were performed before and during intermittent fasting. Standard deviation and coefficient variation were used for office and home BPV measurement, while the smoothness index was used to calculate ABPM variability...
December 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245349/secondary-hypertension-due-to-isolated-interrupted-aortic-arch-in-a-45-year-old-person-a-case-report
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Jian Mei Zhou, Xin Wen Liu, Yi Yang, Bo Zhong Wang, Jian An Wang
RATIONALE: Though it is rare, isolated interrupted aortic arch (IAA) could lead to hypertension. Surgical repair is the only effective curative method to treat IAA conditions and patients with IAA can hardly survive to adulthood with medication alone. We report an IAA case that of a 45-year-old male patient who survived for 45 years without surgical treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 45-year-old man was referred to the hospital presenting with abnormal blood pressure level...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244537/role-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-on-short-term-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertensive-patients
#17
Minako Inoue, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Yoshie Haga, Yasuo Kansui, Kenichi Goto, Toshio Ohtsubo, Takanari Kitazono
The relationship between the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system and short-term blood pressure variability has not been well elucidated. Here, we investigated whether blood pressure variability determined by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring differed among patients with primary aldosteronism (PA), renovascular hypertension (RVHT), and essential hypertension (EHT). We examined 25 patients with PA, 28 patients with RVHT, and 18 patients with EHT. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was conducted in all patients...
December 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240959/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-function-in-overweight-children-and-teenagers-with-arterial-hypertension-and-white-coat-hypertension
#18
Tomasz Florianczyk, Malgorzata Golabek-Dylewska, Beata Kucinska, Bozena Werner
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood is strongly associated with elevated arterial blood pressure and risk of hypertension. The aim of the study was the evaluation of left ventricular function in hypertensive and white coat hypertensive overweight children and teenagers. METHODS: The study group consisted of 74 overweight patients aged 10.3 ± 3.1 years (range: 6-16 years) diagnosed as hypertensive in standard blood pressure measurement. The control group consisted of 31 normotensive and normoweight children...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240564/evaluating-different-criteria-for-defining-a-complete-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-recording-data-from-the-jackson-heart-study
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Samantha G Bromfield, John N Booth, Matthew S Loop, Joseph E Schwartz, Samantha R Seals, Stephen J Thomas, Yuan-I Min, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Daichi Shimbo, Paul Muntner
OBJECTIVE: We determined differences in the prevalence of blood pressure (BP) phenotypes and the association of these phenotypes with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) for individuals who fulfilled and did not fulfill various criteria used for defining a complete ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recording. METHODS: We analyzed data for 1141 participants from the Jackson Heart Study. Criteria evaluated included having greater than or equal to 80% of planned readings with more than or equal to one reading per hour (Spanish ABPM Registry criteria), more than or equal to 70% of planned readings with a minimum of 20 daytime and seven nighttime readings (2013 European Society of Hypertension criteria), greater than or equal to 14 daytime and greater than or equal to seven nighttime readings (2003 European Society of Hypertension criteria), more than or equal to 10 daytime and more than or equal to 5 nighttime readings (International Database of Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Relation to Cardiovascular Outcome criteria), and greater than or equal to 14 daytime readings (UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence criteria)...
December 13, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230004/prognostic-impact-of-baseline-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Paula Moreira da Costa, Arthur Fernandes Cortez, Fabio de Souza, Gabriel de Souza Mares, Bruno Dussoni Moreira Dos Santos, Elizabeth Silaid Muxfeldt
Moderately increased albuminuria, defined as urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) between 30 and 300-mg/24-h is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. This study aim to analyze the prognostic value of baseline UAER in a still understudied group, patients with resistant hypertension (RHT). This is a prospective observational study, which had enrolled 1048 outpatients with RHT, who were submitted to a clinical-laboratory assessment and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) during the follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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