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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324937/data-driven-estimation-of-blood-pressure-using-photoplethysmographic-signals
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Shi Chao Gao, Peter Wittek, Li Zhao, Wen Jun Jiang
Noninvasive measurement of blood pressure by optical methods receives considerable interest, but the complexity of the measurement and the difficulty of adjusting parameters restrict applications. We develop a method for estimating the systolic and diastolic blood pressure using a single-point optical recording of a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal. The estimation is data-driven, we use automated machine learning algorithms instead of mathematical models. Combining supervised learning with a discrete wavelet transform, the method is insensitive to minor irregularities in the PPG waveform, hence both pulse oximeters and smartphone cameras can record the signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319596/medium-term-effects-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ammar W Ashor, Jose Lara, Mario Siervo
OBJECTIVES: Dietary nitrate supplementation has been shown to lower blood pressure (BP) particularly in short-term clinical trials. Whether these effects are sustained in the long-term remains to be established. The objective was to conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that examined whether dietary nitrate supplementation for more than 1 week has beneficial effects on SBP and DBP. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from inception until May 2016...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306674/utility-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-for-the-management-of-hypertension
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Patrick T Campbell, William B White
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, affecting nearly 80 million individuals in the United States alone. Accurate measurement of blood pressure (BP) is the crucial first step to reduce the associated cardiovascular risk of hypertension. For decades, clinicians have relied on office BP measurements for the diagnosis and subsequent management of hypertension. However, it has been clearly demonstrated that ambulatory BP measurements are a better predictor of cardiovascular risk and can provide clinicians with important additional information to improve BP control and reduce cardiovascular risk...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306636/blood-pressure-lowering-efficacy-and-safety-of-perindopril-indapamide-amlodipine-single-pill-combination-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-essential-hypertension-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Jean-Jacques Mourad, Celso Amodeo, Martine de Champvallins, Romualda Brzozowska-Villatte, Roland Asmar
OBJECTIVES: This 4-month, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was designed to demonstrate the superiority of perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine single pill over perindopril/indapamide after 1 month and to determine further up-titration efficacy and safety in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. METHODS: After a 1-month run-in period on perindopril/indapamide 5/1.25 mg, patients with SBP/DBP at least 150/95 mmHg and no diabetes or renal insufficiency received perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine 5/1...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299716/fixed-dose-triple-combination-of-antihypertensive-drugs-improves-blood-pressure-control-from-clinical-trials-to-clinical-practice
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Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Laura Schiavon, Antonella Paola Sacco, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Gianluca Rigatelli, Emilio Ramazzina
INTRODUCTION: Blood pressure (BP) control is the main clinical goal in the management of hypertensive patients; however, BP in most of these patients remains uncontrolled, despite the widespread availability of antihypertensive drugs as free-combination therapy. This study compared the efficacy of a fixed-dose triple combination (FDTC) of antihypertensive drugs with that of a free combination of three antihypertensives in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS: Ninety-two patients (mean age 60...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292817/how-do-family-physicians-measure-blood-pressure-in-routine-clinical-practice-national-survey-of-canadian-family-physicians
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Janusz Kaczorowski, Martin G Myers, Mark Gelfer, Martin Dawes, Eric J Mang, Angelique Berg, Claudio Del Grande, Dragan Kljujic
OBJECTIVE: To describe the techniques currently used by family physicians in Canada to measure blood pressure (BP) for screening for, diagnosing, and treating hypertension. DESIGN: A Web-based cross-sectional survey distributed by e-mail. SETTING: Stratified random sample of family physicians in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada with valid e-mail addresses. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physicians' self-reported routine methods for recording BP in their practices to screen for, diagnose, and manage hypertension...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292320/addition-of-propranolol-in-resistant-arterial-hypertension-treatment-apropriate-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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G R Constantine, P Ranasinghe, P Weeratunga, C Weeraratne, P Galappatthy, S Rajapakse, U Senarath, P Katulanda
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is defined as an uncontrolled blood pressure despite treatment at best-tolerated doses with at least three antihypertensive agents including a diuretic. It is an emerging public health problem. At present clinical trial data on management of resistant hypertension is limited. Management is largely based on observational studies and expert opinions. Propranolol is a nonselective beta blocker. Several studies have confirmed that propranolol has a significant hypotensive action, both when used alone and as an adjuvant therapy...
March 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290835/-the-course-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-arterial-hypertension
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Ya V Brytkova, R I Stryuk
We included in this study 69 women with hypertension in the II trimester of pregnancy, of whom 52 (75%) had normal weight gain during the period of gestation, and 17 (25%) had abnormal weight gain. Comprehensive clinical and instrumental examination included calculation of body mass index before and during gestation, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring, assessment of activity of sympathetic-adrenal system by quantification of -adrenoreception of erythrocytes cell membranes. Women with excessive weight gain during gestation were older, more often had increased body weight before pregnancy...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290816/-effects-of-amlodipine-lisinopril-fixed-dose-combination-on-severity-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-parameters-of-myocardial-stiffness-in-patients-with-hypertension
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O D Ostroumova, A I Kochetkov
AIM: To assess effects of 12 weeks treatment with the amlodipine/lisinopril fixed-dose combination (ALFDC) on the left ventricular (LV) mass index (LVMI), parameters of LV and left atrial stiffness. METHODS: At phase 1 of the study we examined 44 healthy subjects (21 men, 23 women, mean age 51.5+/-1.0 years) and 60 untreated patients (31 men, 29 women, mean age 53.6+/-0.8 years) with stage II grade 1-2hypertension. Myocardial stiffness parameters, LVMI were calculated using data of transthoracic echocardiography...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290800/-comparative-efficacy-of-the-influence-of-fixed-combinations-of-antihypertensive-drugs-that-block-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-with-thiazide-diuretics-on-the-parameters-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring
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O D Ostroumova, I A Garelik
AIM: to compare effects of fixed-dose combinations of antihypertensive drugs that block renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) with hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) on parameters of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (n=50; 25 women, 25 men aged 40-75 years) with stage II essential hypertension who received no antihypertensive therapy for 12 weeks were randomized to receive once daily fixed-dose combinations of either valsartan/HCT (Val/HCT - group I) or quinapril/HCT (Quin/HCT - groupII) in starting doses of 80/12...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290783/-optimization-of-control-of-blood-pressure-metabolic-disorders-and-target-organs-protection-with-fixed-perindopril-and-indapamide-combination-in-treated-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S V Nedogoda, E V Chumachek, A A Ledyaeva, V V Tsoma, A S Salasyuk, V O Smirnova, V Ju Hripaeva, R V Palashkin
PURPOSE: to assess the potential of fixed perindopril/indapamide combination (FPIC) to improve angioprotection in patients with arterial hypertension (AP) with various efficacy of preceding therapy with combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this open study 50 patients with AP divided into two equal-sized groups in dependence on the achievement of target blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mm Hg on preceding therapy with losartan (100 mg) and HCTZ (12...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289110/thirty-minute-office-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-primary-care
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Michiel J Bos, Sylvia Buis
PURPOSE: Automated office blood pressure monitoring during 30 minutes (OBP30) may reduce overtreatment of patients with white-coat hypertension in primary health care. OBP30 results approximate those of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, but OBP30 is much more convenient. In this study, we compared OBP30 with routine office blood pressure (OBP) readings for different indications in primary care and evaluated how OBP30 influenced the medication prescribing of family physicians. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent OBP30 for medical reasons over a 6-month period in a single primary health care center in the Netherlands were enrolled...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287884/circulating-mirna29-family-expression-levels-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension-as-potential-markers-for-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Yuqing Huang, Songtao Tang, Cheng Huang, Jiyan Chen, Jie Li, Anping Cai, Yingqing Feng
OBJECTIVES: The role of microRNAs (miRs,miRNAs) in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, as well as their diagnostic potential, has recently attracted much attention. However, target-organ damage (TOD) of hypertension remains a substantial challenge due to the lack of specific biomarkers. The present study was undertaken to identify and validate the potential of circulating miRs as novel biomarkers for TOD. METHODS: We assessed the expression levels of miR-29a, miR-29b, and miR-29c in 54 patients with untreated essential hypertension and 30 healthy individuals...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285829/clinic-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-a-population-based-sample-of-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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S Justin Thomas, John N Booth, Samantha G Bromfield, Samantha R Seals, Tanya M Spruill, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Srividya Kidambi, Daichi Shimbo, David Calhoun, Paul Muntner
Blood pressure (BP) can differ substantially when measured in the clinic versus outside of the clinic setting. Few population-based studies with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) include African Americans. We calculated the prevalence of clinic hypertension and ABPM phenotypes among 1016 participants in the population-based Jackson Heart Study, an exclusively African-American cohort. Mean daytime systolic BP was higher than mean clinic systolic BP among participants not taking antihypertensive medication (127...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285656/relationships-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-its-binding-proteins-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-hypertensive-perimenopausal-women
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Agnieszka Olszanecka, Aneta Dragan, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Danuta Fedak, Danuta Czarnecka
PURPOSE: During the transition from premenopause to postmenopause, many women experience weight gain and central fat deposition; therefore, we hypothesized that circulating growth factors can play a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and subclinical organ damage in perimenopausal women. BASIC PROCEDURES: The study included 192 women aged 40 to 60years; 152 had newly diagnosed essential hypertension that had never been treated, and 40 were normotensive age-matched controls...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281834/association-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-with-diabetes-associated-kidney-disease
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Stefan Stadler, Tanja Zimmermann, Franziska Franke, Myriam Rheinberger, Iris M Heid, Carsten A Böger, Michael Arzt
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes-associated kidney disease is characterized by impairment of renal function and albuminuria. The aim of the present study was to assess whether sleep-disordered breathing is associated with decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate or increased urine-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio independently from known modulators of diabetes-associated kidney disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Estimated glomerular filtration rate and urine-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio were determined in the baseline survey of the DIACORE-SDB substudy, a prospectively planned study of Diabetes mellitus 2 patients...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276854/activity-sleep-and-ambient-light-have-a-different-impact-on-circadian-blood-pressure-heart-rate-and-body-temperature-rhythms
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D G Gubin, D Weinert, S V Rybina, L A Danilova, S V Solovieva, A M Durov, N Y Prokopiev, P A Ushakov
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of endogenous and exogenous factors for the expression of the daily rhythms of body temperature (BT), blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR). One hundred and seventy-three young adults (YA), 17-24 years old (y.o.), of both genders were studied under a modified constant-routine (CR) protocol for 26 h. Participants were assigned randomly to groups with different lighting regimens: CR-LD, n = 77, lights (>400 l×) on from 09:00 to 17:00 h and off (<10 l×) from 17:00 to 09:00 next morning; CR-LL, n = 81, lights on (>400 l×) during the whole experimental session; CR-DD, n = 15, constant dim light (<10 l×) during the whole experiment...
February 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272109/morning-blood-pressure-surge-is-associated-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-prehypertensive-patients
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Sertac Alpaydin, Yasar Turan, Mustafa Caliskan, Zuhal Caliskan, Feyza Aksu, Serhan Ozyildirim, Zafer Buyukterzi, Osman Kostek, Haldun Muderrisoglu
OBJECTIVE: Morning blood pressure (BP) surge (MBPS) is defined as an excessive increase in the morning BP from the lowest systolic BP during sleep and is reported as a risk factor for cardiovascular events in current clinical studies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between MBPS and carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) in prehypertensive patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the association between the rate of BP variation derived from ambulatory BP monitoring and C-IMT in patients with prehypertension...
March 7, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272108/looking-for-new-diagnostic-tools-and-biomarkers-of-hypertension-in-obese-pediatric-patients
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Wojciech Strojny, Dorota Drozdz, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Korostynski, Marcin Piechota, Walentyna Balwierz, Jacek A Pietrzyk, Przemko Kwinta, Maciej Siedlar, Szymon Skoczen
INTRODUCTION: Development of obesity in childhood may be linked to an increased risk of hypertension. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed (a) to analyze the expression of genes associated with blood pressure (BP) in obese children, (b) to evaluate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) as a diagnostic tool in hypertension in children, and (c) to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in children with obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Office BP measurements and ABPM were performed in 49 children with obesity and 25 age-matched healthy children...
March 7, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269566/dual-modality-arterial-pulse-monitoring-system-for-continuous-blood-pressure-measurement
#20
Wen-Xuan Dai, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Jing Liu, Xiao-Rong Ding, Ni Zhao
Accurate and ambulatory measurement of blood pressure (BP) is essential for efficient diagnosis, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, traditional cuff-based BP measurement methods provide only intermittent BP readings and can cause discomfort with the occlusive cuff. Although pulse transit time (PTT) method is promising for cuffless and continuous BP measurement, its pervasive use is restricted by its limited accuracy and requirement of placing sensors on multiple body sites...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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