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2013 Hypertension treatment guideline review

Ya Yuwen, Xue-Jie Han, Wei-Liang Weng, Xue-Yao Zhao, Yu-Qi Liu, Wei-Qiang Li, Da-Sheng Liu, Yan-Ping Wang, Ai-Ping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and consistency of recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for hypertension in Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: CM CPGs were identified from 5 electronic databases and hand searches through related handbooks published from January 1990 to December 2013. Three reviewers independently appraised the CPGs based on the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument, and compared the CPGs' recommendations on CM syndrome pattern classification and treatment...
December 9, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Mostafa Alabousi, Peri Abdullah, David A Alter, Gillian L Booth, William Hogg, Dennis T Ko, Douglas G Manuel, Michael E Farkouh, Jack V Tu, Jacob A Udell
BACKGROUND: Comparative cardiovascular risk factor care across North America is unknown. We aimed to determine current performance in Canada and the United States (US). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of Medline and EMBASE (to June 1, 2014). Eligible studies reported on screening, awareness, treatment, or control rates for hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and smoking. Categorical performance 'ratings' on the basis of the most successful US health plans were used to classify rates as suboptimal (< 50%), below target (50%-70%), above target (70%-90%), or optimal (> 90%)...
July 18, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
R Kriz, M K Freynhofer, T W Weiss, F Egger, S C Gruber, P Eisenburger, J Wojta, K Huber, J Koch
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The management of patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) presenting at emergency departments (EDs) varies widely. Our aim was to describe the management of patients with recent-onset (<48 hours) AF, to determine safety and efficacy of pharmacological cardioversion at the ED, and to evaluate the incidence of thromboembolism or death at 30 days. METHODS: In a prospective, observational, single-center study, 236 subjects with recent-onset AF were consecutively enrolled from January 2011 until January 2013...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Derek J Roberts, Chad G Ball, Andrew W Kirkpatrick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews recent developments related to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH)/abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and clinical practice guidelines published in 2013. RECENT FINDINGS: IAH/ACS often develops because of the acute intestinal distress syndrome. Although the incidence of postinjury ACS is decreasing, IAH remains common and associated with significant morbidity and mortality among critically ill/injured patients. Many risk factors for IAH include those findings suggested to be indications for use of damage control surgery in trauma patients...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Nathalie Fleming, Teresa O'Driscoll, Gisela Becker, Rachel F Spitzer, Lisa Allen, Debra Millar, Philippa Brain, Nancy Dalziel, Elise Dubuc, Julie Hakim, Deanna Murphy, Rachel Spitzer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the needs and evidence-based practice specific to care of the pregnant adolescent in Canada, including special populations. OUTCOMES: Healthy pregnancies for adolescent women in Canada, with culturally sensitive and age-appropriate care to ensure the best possible outcomes for these young women and their infants and young families, and to reduce repeat pregnancy rates. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and The Cochrane Library on May 23, 2012 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
August 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Khalid A J Al Khaja, Reginald P Sequeira, Alwaleed K Alkhaja, Awatif H H Damanhori
BACKGROUND: Published clinical practice guidelines have addressed antihypertensive therapy and sexual dysfunction (SD) in many different ways. OBJECTIVE: In this systematic review, we evaluated guidelines that address antihypertensive drug-associated SD, guideline recommendations, and recent guideline trends. METHODS: Thirty sets of guidelines for hypertension management in adults that had been published in the English language since 2000 were reviewed...
May 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jesse Jansen, Shannon McKinn, Carissa Bonner, Les Irwig, Jenny Doust, Paul Glasziou, Brooke Nickel, Barbara van Munster, Kirsten McCaffery
BACKGROUND: Clinical care for older adults is complex and represents a growing problem. They are a diverse patient group with varying needs, frequent presence of multiple comorbidities, and are more susceptible to treatment harms. Thus Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) need to carefully consider older adults in order to guide clinicians. We reviewed CPG recommendations for primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and examined the extent to which CPGs address issues important for older people identified in the literature...
2015: BMC Family Practice
Alexandra S Ghadieh, Basem Saab
UNLABELLED: OBJECTIVE To provide recommendations on exercise training as part of the management of hypertension in adults.Quality of evidence Evidence was found through a systematic search of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality evidence-based reports, Bandolier, Clinical Evidence, the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement guidelines, the National Guideline Clearinghouse database, UpToDate,and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (part of Ovid Evidence Based Medicine Reviews) for articles published from January 1973 to September 2013...
March 2015: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Todd J Anderson, G B John Mancini, Jacques Genest, Jean Grégoire, Eva M Lonn, Robert A Hegele
Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for the development of atherosclerotic disease. Therefore, lifestyle interventions and pharmacological approaches to decrease cholesterol are widely used in cardiovascular disease prevention. The introduction and widespread use of 3-hydroxy-3 methylglutaryl coenzyme A inhibitors (statins) for individuals at risk of atherosclerotic disease has been an important advance in cardiovascular care. There can be no doubt that better control of dyslipidemia, even in subjects whose low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level is not particularly high, has reduced overall event rates...
May 2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Eugenio B Reyes, Piyamitr Sritara, Arvind Pancholia, Dang Van Phuoc, Brian Tomlinson
Hypertension incurs a significant healthcare burden in Asia-Pacific countries, which have suboptimal rates of blood pressure (BP) treatment and control. A consensus meeting of hypertension experts from the Asia-Pacific region convened in Hanoi, Vietnam, in April 2013. The principal objectives were to discuss the growing problem of hypertension in the Asia-Pacific region, and to develop consensus recommendations to promote standards of care across the region. A particular focus was recommendations for combination therapy, since it is known that most patients with hypertension will require two or more antihypertensive drugs to achieve BP control, and also that combinations of drugs with complementary mechanisms of action achieve BP targets more effectively than monotherapy...
May 2015: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Fedila Shukrala, Tesfaye Gabriel
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a global concern and is one of the key preventable risk factors for cardiovascular events, resulting in unnecessary morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the prescribing, dispensing and patient use pattern of antihypertensive drugs among patients attending Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital outpatient department. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital on assessment of the prescribing, dispensing, and patient use pattern of antihypertensive drugs among patients who were above the age of 18 years and attending outpatient department from April 1-May 31, 2013...
2015: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Chern-En Chiang, Tzung-Dau Wang, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Hung-I Yeh, Chung-Yin Chen, Yih-Jer Wu, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Ting-Hsing Chao, Chen-Huan Chen, Pao-Hsien Chu, Chia-Lun Chao, Ping-Yen Liu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Hao-Min Cheng, Kang-Ling Wang, Yi-Heng Li, Fu-Tien Chiang, Jyh-Hong Chen, Wen-Jone Chen, San-Jou Yeh, Shing-Jong Lin
It has been almost 5 years since the publication of the 2010 hypertension guidelines of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC). There is new evidence regarding the management of hypertension, including randomized controlled trials, non-randomized trials, post-hoc analyses, subgroup analyses, retrospective studies, cohort studies, and registries. More recently, the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published joint hypertension guidelines in 2013. The panel members who were appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC) also published the 2014 JNC report...
January 2015: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Nurver Turfaner Sipahioglu, Fikret Sipahioglu
This review aims to clarify novel concepts regarding the clinical and laboratory aspects of white-coat hypertension (WCHT). Recent studies on the clinical and biological implications of WCHT were compared with existing knowledge. Studies were included if the WCHT patients were defined according to the 2013 European Society of Hypertension guidelines, i.e., an office blood pressure (BP) of ≥ 140/90 mmHg, a home BP of ≤ 135/85 mmHg, and a mean 24-h ambulatory BP of ≤ 130/80 mmHg. WCHT studies published since 2000 were selected, although a few studies performed before 2000 were used for comparative purposes...
September 26, 2014: World Journal of Methodology
Robert Reid, Beth L Abramson, Jennifer Blake, Sophie Desindes, Sylvie Dodin, Shawna Johnston, Timothy Rowe, Namrita Sodhi, Penny Wilks, Wendy Wolfman, Michel Fortier, Robert Reid, Beth L Abramson, Jennifer Blake, Sophie Desindes, Sylvie Dodin, Lisa Graves, Bing Guthrie, Aliya Khan, Shawna Johnston, Timothy Rowe, Namrita Sodhi, Penny Wilks, Wendy Wolfman
OBJECTIVE: To provide updated guidelines for health care providers on the management of menopause in asymptomatic healthy women as well as in women presenting with vasomotor or urogenital symptoms and on considerations related to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, urogynaecology, and sexuality. OUTCOMES: Lifestyle interventions, prescription medications, and complementary and alternative therapies are presented according to their efficacy in the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
September 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Jacques Blacher, Hélène Lelong, Sandrine Kretz, Alexandra Yannoutsos, Takeshi Kondo, Michel Safar
During year 2013, several recommendations for the management of hypertension were published: recommendations of the French and European Societies of Hypertension and two recommendations from the USA, those from the ACC/AHA/CDC groups and those from the JNC 8. The recommendations of the JNC 8 are not, strictly speaking, the recommendations of JNC 8, since they are neither endorsed by their sponsor: the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), nor by any other supervisor. They only commit their authors...
October 2014: La Presse Médicale
Ylber Jani, Amet Kamberi, Fatmir Ferati, Atila Rexhepi, Bekim Pocesta, Nikola Orovcanec, Dali Lala, Gafur Polisi, Mair Iseni, Arben Mirto, Agim Zeqiri
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of dyslipidemia in control of blood pressure in patients with type 2 Diabetes. To test the hypothesis that, blood pressure and lipid levels are not sufficiently controlled in patients with type 2 Diabetes, in the western region of the Republic of Macedonia. BACKGROUND: Abnormalities of lipid and lipoprotein levels in the serum (dyslipidemia) are recognized as major modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors and have been identified as independent risk factors for essential hypertension, giving rise to the term dyslipidemic hypertension...
2014: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
Laura A Magee, Anouk Pels, Michael Helewa, Evelyne Rey, Peter von Dadelszen
OBJECTIVE: This executive summary presents in brief the current evidence assessed in the clinical practice guideline prepared by the Canadian Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Working Group and published by Pregnancy Hypertension ( to provide a reasonable approach to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of Medline, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library in March 2012 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
May 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Assen Goudev
Post-marketing observational studies are valuable for establishing the real-world effectiveness of treatment regimens in routine clinical practice as they typically monitor a diverse population of patients over many months. This article reviews recent observational studies of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for the management of hypertension: the 6-month eprosartan POWER study (n~29,400), the 3-month valsartan translational research programme (n~19,500), the 9-month irbesartan Treat to Target study (n=14,200), the 6-month irbesartan DO-IT survey (n~3300) and the 12-week candesartan CHILI survey programme (n=4600)...
2014: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Sverre E Kjeldsen, Tonje A Aksnes, Luis M Ruilope
The European Society of Hypertension (ESH)/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013 guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension included simplified blood pressure (BP) targets across patient groups, more balanced discussion on monotherapy vs. combination therapy, as well as reconfirmation of the importance of out-of-office BP measurements. In light of these updates, we wished to review some issues raised and take a fresh look at the role of calcium channel blocker (CCB) therapy; an established antihypertensive class that appears to be a favorable choice in many patients...
June 2014: Drugs in R&D
Xuefeng Sun, Jinmei Luo, Yi Xiao
Pulmonary hypertension has been recognized as being associated with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) might reduce pulmonary artery pressure in OSA patients; however, evidence from clinical studies is limited and inconsistent. This meta-analysis aims to assess whether CPAP is associated with a decrease in pulmonary artery pressure in patients with OSA. This systematic review was performed in accordance with the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines...
July 2014: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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