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    Prevalence of severe obesity and its association with elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents in Shandong, China.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    aShandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shandong University Institute of Preventive Medicine bShandong Blood Center, Shandong, China.
    Background: Childhood obesity has increased markedly during the past decades; however, data on the prevalence of severe obesity in children and adolescents are limited. The present study examined the prevalence of severe obesity and its association with elevated blood pressure (BP) among children and adolescents in Shandong, China.

    Patients And Methods: A total of 44 630 (22 404 boys and 22 226 girls) students aged 7-18 years participated in the study. Read More

    Blood pressure measurements over thin and thick sleeves in the frail elderly.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Department of General Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
    Objective: Blood pressure (BP) measurement is recommended on bare arms, but undressing the arms for BP measurements is often difficult for frail elderly individuals. We aimed to assess the accuracy of BP measurements over arms with thin and thick clothing among the frail elderly.

    Participants And Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Read More

    Validation of the Pangao PG-800A36 automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension and the British Hypertension Society protocols.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    aDepartment of General Medicine bMultidisciplinary Consultation Center, Affiliated Qingdao Hiser Hospital of Qingdao University (Qingdao Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine) cDepartment of ENT & HN Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the PG-800A36 automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocols.

    Participants And Methods: A total of 33 participants were initially included on the basis of the ESH-IP, followed by examination of 85 participants according to the BHS protocol. The procedures and analysis methods of the protocols were followed precisely with left arm/wrist sequential measurements by two trained observers using a mercury sphygmomanometer and one supervisor using the device. Read More

    Association between day-by-day and ambulatory blood pressure variability in type 2 diabetes patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology bDepartment of Cardiology, Jikei University School of Medicine cDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    It remains unclear whether ambulatory blood pressure variability (BPV) contributes toward day-by-day BPV, despite the fact that not only day-by-day but also ambulatory BPV is reported to be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes patients. This study aimed to determine the association between day-by-day BPV and ambulatory BPV, which is especially distinguished between diurnal and nocturnal BPV, in type 2 diabetes patients. Day-by-day and ambulatory BPV were assessed in 30 type 2 diabetes patients (aged 54±15 years; 87% men; glycated hemoglobin: 9. Read More

    Relationship of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone with the nocturnal blood pressure decline in hypertension.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Cardiology Clinic, Elazig Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Elazig, Turkey.
    Objectives: Vitamin D deficiency and high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels have been linked with hypertension. Nondipper hypertension is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to investigate the relationship of vitamin D and PTH levels with nondipper hypertension and nocturnal decline in untreated hypertensive patients. Read More

    Association between ambulatory blood pressure values and central aortic pressure in a large population of normotensive and hypertensive patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    aDepartment of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), University of Porto, Porto bHypertension Unit, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos, Portugal.
    Objective: Our aim was to examine the association of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and central blood pressure (CBP) data in a large set of normotensive and hypertensive patients and its relation with pulse wave velocity (PWV).

    Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in a single centre and included 2864 individuals who carried out an ABPM, measurement of CBP from the aortic waveform (SphygmoCor) and carotid-femoral PWV (Complior).

    Results: In our study, 26. Read More

    Validation of the Pangao PG-800B26 upper arm blood pressure monitor in the general population according to the European Society of Hypertension and the British Hypertension Society protocols.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Sep 11. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    aClinical Skills Training Centre Departments of bGeneral Surgery cCardiology dEmergency, Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper arm blood pressure monitor Pangao PG-800B26 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocols.

    Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured sequentially in 33 and 85 adults, respectively, on the basis of the ESH-IP and BHS protocols using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the device (one supervisor). The procedures and analysis methods of the protocols were followed precisely. Read More

    Automatic assessment of blood pressure for Korotkoff sounds on the basis of human hearing threshold.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug 29. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    aDepartment of Biomedical Engineering bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul cDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea.
    Objective: In this study, to measure blood pressure (BP) on the basis of human hearing threshold, we proposed a method that detects the audible or inaudible Korotkoff sounds (K-sounds) using the equal loudness contour and automatically assesses the BP.

    Methods: In this study, we detected the systolic period of K-sounds using cuff pressure oscillation and then converted the K-sounds corresponding to the systolic interval into sound pressure levels (SPLs). Next, the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were assessed by mapping the K-sounds, which were converted into SPLs on an equal loudness contour. Read More

    Validation of the SEJOY BP-1307 upper-arm blood pressure monitor for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure monitor SEJOY BP-1307 (also called JOYTECH DBP-1307) for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010.

    Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were sequentially measured in 33 adult Chinese individuals (13 women, 45.1 years of mean age) using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the SEJOY BP-1307 device (one supervisor). Read More

    Ambulatory blood pressure is superior to clinic blood pressure in relation to ischemic stroke in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Laboratory of Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Department of Cardiology, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial Key Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.
    Aim: The pressure study was carried out to evaluate the hypotheses that ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) is superior to clinic blood pressure for ischemic stroke and that ABP is important to refine risk stratification.

    Patients And Methods: A total of 889 hospitalized patients who had undergone ABP monitoring were enrolled. Baseline data were compared between diabetic and nondiabetic subgroups. Read More

    Simultaneous validation of the SunTech CT40 automated blood pressure measurement device by the 1993 British Hypertension Society protocol and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization 81060-2: 2013 standard.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):298-301
    Department of Medicine, Vimercate Hospital, Vimercate, Italy.
    Objective: This study aimed to perform a simultaneous, third-party, independent validation of the oscillometric SunTech CT40 device for blood pressure (BP) measurement, according to the 1993 protocol of the British Hypertension Society and the standard of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 81060-2:2013.

    Participants And Methods: Patient recruitment, study procedures, and data analysis followed the recommendations stated by the protocols. The study was approved by the institutional review board. Read More

    Correlation between the trajectory of systolic blood pressure and new renal damage in a nonhypertensive population.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):282-289
    Departments of aCardiovasology bEmergency Medicine, North China University of Science and Technology Affiliated Hospital cKailuan General Hospital of Tangshan, Tangshan, China.
    Objective: This study aims to investigate the correlation between the trajectory of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and new renal damage in a nonhypertensive population.

    Patients And Methods: This prospective cohort study included a total of 14 382 nonhypertensive individuals, employees of Kailuan Group of Companies, who took part in five healthy examinations in 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015, and had complete data. These individuals were divided into four groups according to the different trajectories of SBP: low-low, low-stable, middle-high, and high-high groups. Read More

    Talking with a doctor during a visit elicits increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):265-267
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.
    Objective: To investigate the impact of talking with doctors on blood pressure (BP) in outpatients.

    Patients And Methods: This study included 122 hypertensive and 78 normotensive outpatients. BP was measured initially in silence with oscillometric BP monitors three times at 1-min intervals as follows: pre-1, pre-2, and pre-3. Read More

    The influence of physical training status on postexercise hypotension in patients with hypertension: a cross-sectional study.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):196-201
    aDepartment of Physical Education, Research Group of Cardiovascular Response and Exercise, Londrina State University bDepartment of Physical Education, Center of Life Sciences and Health, University of North Paraná, Londrina, Paraná (PR), Brazil cDepartment of Rehabilitation Science, Research Group of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Background: To date, few studies have analyzed postexercise hypotension (PEH) in hypertensive patients with different levels of physical fitness.

    Aim: Therefore, this study aimed to compare PEH in trained and sedentary hypertensive individuals.

    Methods: Fifty-one well-controlled hypertensive patients of both sexes were assigned to a trained group [60. Read More

    Trend of blood pressure in hypertensive and normotensive volunteers during Ramadan fasting.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):253-257
    aNutrition Department, Faculty of Medicine bCardiovascular Research Center, Qaem Hospital, School of Medicine cCardiac Surgery Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad dBaqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences eUniversity of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Introduction: It is believed that Ramadan fasting regulates blood pressure, heart rate, and other cardiovascular risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Ramadan fasting on ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

    Patients And Methods: This prospective, observational study was carried out in two groups: one group included hypertensive patients treated with two antihypertensive agents (n=6) and the other group included healthy individuals (n=12). Read More

    Effects of salt loading and potassium supplement on the circadian blood pressure profile in salt-sensitive Chinese patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun 16. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    aDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University bNational Health and Family Planning Commission of Shaanxi, Xi'an cShanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Background And Objective: Salt-sensitive (SS) patients more frequently showed a nondipper blood pressure pattern and were associated with more serious target organ damage than non-SS patients. We aimed to investigate whether potassium supplement can improve the blunted nocturnal blood pressure fall in SS patients exposed to a high-salt diet.

    Patients And Methods: Approximately 49 normotensive and mildly hypertensive Chinese patients received a study protocol of a 3 days of baseline examination, 7 days of a low-salt diet (3 g NaCl/day), 7 days of a high-salt diet (18 g NaCl/day), and 7 days of a high-salt diet with a potassium supplement (18 g NaCl and 4. Read More

    Self-monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy: an observational study in the obstetrical waiting room.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):268-273
    aFaculty of Health bDepartment of Obstetrics, Juliane Marie Center, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of self-monitoring of blood pressure with a semiautomatic device in pregnant women.

    Participants And Methods: Women attending routine obstetrical ultrasound scanning were invited to participate. The hospital staff initially demonstrated and instructed each participant in correct measurement and then took three measurements on both arms. Read More

    Validation of the YuWell YE690A upper-arm blood pressure monitor, for clinic use and self-measurement, according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):295-297
    Department of Hypertension, Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure monitor YuWell YE690A for blood pressure measurement according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010.

    Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured sequentially in 33 adult Chinese (12 women, 44.2 years of mean age) using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the YE690A device (one supervisor). Read More

    The relationship between body adiposity index and pregnancy-induced hypertension in third-trimester pregnant women.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):279-281
    Departments of aUltrasound bGynaecology and Obstetrics, The First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China.
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between body adiposity index (BAI) and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) in third-trimester pregnant women. This study included 126 women in the third trimester of pregnancy. All participants completed anthropometric measurements and ultrasonic testing. Read More

    Orthostatic hypotension and association of arterial compliance in elderly patients with hypertension: a pilot study.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):274-278
    Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
    Backgrounds: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is associated with cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, and increased mortality. We evaluated whether OH was affected by cardiac structure and function or autonomic function in elderly hypertensive outpatients.

    Patients And Methods: In 64 hypertension patients (mean age 74. Read More

    Patients' confidence in methods of blood pressure assessment and their reported adherence to antihypertensive medications.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):259-264
    aSchool of Medicine bDepartment of Family Medicine cHypertension Research Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
    Objective: Adherence to antihypertensive medications is often less than optimal. Research suggests that patients have limited confidence regarding whether office blood pressure (BP) assessments represent their 'true' BP, which may further promote poor adherence to BP-lowering medication. We assessed peoples' confidence in the methods of BP assessment and examined the associations between patients' confidence levels and medication adherence comparing office and home BP-monitoring techniques. Read More

    Validation of the A&D UM-211 device for office blood pressure measurement according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):302-305
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padua, Italy.
    The aim of this study was to define the accuracy of UM-211, an automated oscillometric device for office use coupled to several cuffs for different arm sizes, according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. The validation was performed in 33 individuals. Their mean age was 59. Read More

    Validation of a smartphone auscultatory blood pressure kit Accutension XYZ-110 in adults according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2: 2013 standard.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Oct;22(5):290-294
    Department of Cardiology, Shanghai General Hospital of Nanjing Medical University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the accuracy of the Accutension XYZ-110 blood pressure (BP) kit according to the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/AAMI/ISO) 81060-2:2013 standard.

    Participants And Methods: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured simultaneously on the same arm in 85 Chinese adults (female : male=48 : 37) with a mean age of 43.2 years using the mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the Accutension XYZ-110 device (one supervisor). Read More

    The effect of back and feet support on oscillometric blood pressure measurements.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):213-216
    aDepartment of Medicine, University of Alberta bAlberta Diabetes Institute cMazankowski Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    Background/objective: Recommendations to support the back and feet during blood pressure (BP) measurement are not always followed in clinical practice. Our objective was to determine to what extent back and feet support affects mean oscillometric BP measurements.

    Participants And Methods: Eighty-five consecutive, consenting participants 18 years or older with systolic BP readings 80-220 mmHg and diastolic BP readings 50-120 mmHg and arm circumferences of 25-43 cm were recruited. Read More

    Correlation between ambulatory blood pressure variability and vasodilator function in middle-aged normotensive individuals.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 May 3. Epub 2017 May 3.
    aDepartment of Cardiology, Nanping First Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Nanping, Fujian Province bDepartment of Cardiology, Zhujiang Hospital Affiliated to Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ambulatory blood pressure variability and vasodilator function in a cohort of normotensive middle-aged individuals.

    Participants And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 285 randomly selected 40-59-year-old normotensive participants who underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and brachial artery ultrasound assessment. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure variability (BPV) of 24-h, daytime, and night-time were calculated using the coefficients of variation (CV) and the average real variability (ARV) index. Read More

    The effect of the bedtime-dosing doxazosin on nocturnal hypoxia-triggered blood pressure surge in a young adult man with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and a history of three recurrent sleep-onset strokes.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 06;22(3):173-174
    aDepartment of Cardiovascular of Medicine, Onga Nakama Medical Association, Onga Hospital, Onga bDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine cDepartment of Sleep and Circadian Cardiology, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.

    Clinical validation of a new wrist continuous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring system in comparison with invasive radial artery measurement.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):238-243
    Department of Health Statistics, School of Preventive Medicine, the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.
    Background: An ideal arterial pressure monitoring system for perioperative care is required to be accurate, noninvasive, continuous, and risk free. Although several continuous noninvasive arterial pressures (CNAP) are determined on the finger, a new wrist CNAP monitoring system was developed. This prospective study was designed as a randomized-controlled trial to assess its validity in comparison with invasive arterial pressure (IAP) monitoring. Read More

    Obstructive sleep apnea increases systolic and diastolic blood pressure variability in hypertensive patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):208-212
    aCardiovascular Department, the First Clinical Hospital bHarbin Medical University cInstitute of Metabolic Disease, Heilongjiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Harbin, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China.
    Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as the most common secondary contributing factor for the development and worsening of hypertension. However, the underlying relationships between blood pressure variability (BPV) and OSA are still not very clear. Therefore, we investigated the influences of OSA on BPV in hypertensive patients and explored the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms. Read More

    Characteristics of spectral indexes of the blood pressure waveform in patients with breast cancer.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):217-220
    Departments of aTraditional Chinese Medicine bSurgery, Taipei City Hospital RenAi Branch cGraduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Aim: A tumor can induce abnormalities in vessel properties and the blood flow distribution. The aim of the present study was to determine if blood-pressure-waveform (BPW) harmonic indexes can be used to discriminate hemodynamic differences between healthy control subjects and patients with breast cancer.

    Methods: Ten-minute bilateral radial BPW signals were obtained noninvasively in 23 breast-cancer patients and 23 healthy subjects. Read More

    Validation of the AVITA BPM17 wrist blood pressure monitor for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):230-233
    Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor AVITA BPM17 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010.

    Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were sequentially measured in 33 adult Chinese (19 men, 45.7 years of mean age) using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the AVITA BPM17 device (one supervisor). Read More

    Comparison of noninvasive blood pressure monitoring with invasive arterial pressure monitoring in medical ICU patients with septic shock.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):202-207
    aDepartment of Internal Medicine bDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Health Services Research cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA.
    Objective: In the critically ill, the insertion of peripheral arterial catheters to monitor hemodynamics is a low-risk procedure, but carries the potential for complications. This study was designed to compare invasive and noninvasive blood pressure measurements in patients with septic shock in a medical ICU.

    Patients And Methods: We carried out a prospective observational study of patients admitted with septic shock and a radially inserted peripheral arterial catheter in the medical ICU with 31 adult patients who underwent four pairs of simultaneous noninvasive and invasive blood pressure measurements (124 comparisons), with the invasive blood pressure taken as the gold standard. Read More

    Validation of the A&D UM-201 device for office blood pressure measurement according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol Revision 2010.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):234-237
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padua, Italy.
    The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of the A&D UM-201 device coupled to several cuffs for different arm sizes for office blood pressure (BP) measurement according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. Evaluation was carried out in 33 individuals. The mean age of the individuals was 59. Read More

    Validation of the G.LAB MD2231 digital automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to multiple protocols.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):226-229
    aDepartment of Neurology bPrenatal Diagnosis Laboratory, Weifang People's Hospital, Weifang cDepartment of Cardiology, Mizhou Health Center, Zhucheng City, Shandong, China.
    Objective: The objective of this study was to validate the G.LAB MD2231 digital automatic wrist BP monitor according to multiple protocols, which included the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010, the British Hypertension Society (BHS), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) protocols.

    Participants And Methods: A total of 33 participants were initially included for validation on the basis of the ESH-IP revision 2010, and then the device was further assessed on 85 participants according to the BHS and AAMI/ISO protocols. Read More

    Validation of the G.LAB MD2680 digital automatic blood pressure monitor according to international protocols.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):221-225
    Department of Cardiology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Hebei Medical University, Cangzhou City, China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the G.LAB MD2680 digital automatic blood pressure (BP) monitor according to major international protocols.

    Participants And Methods: The device was evaluated against auscultatory sphygmomanometry according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010, the British Hypertension Society (BHS), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 81060-2:2013 protocols. Read More

    Morning blood pressure surge is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in prehypertensive patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):131-136
    aDepartment of Cardiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital bDepartment of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Baskent University Konya Training and Research Center, Konya cDepartment of Cardiology, İstanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul dDepartment of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Baskent University Ankara Training and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey.
    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. Read More

    Looking for new diagnostic tools and biomarkers of hypertension in obese pediatric patients.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):122-130
    aDepartment of Oncology and Hematology bDepartment of Nephrology cDepartment of Pediatrics dDepartment of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Pediatrics, Jagiellonian University Medical College eDepartment of Statistics, Cracow University of Economics fDepartment of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland.
    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. Read More

    Impact of variations in blood pressure with orthostatism on mortality: the HOMO study.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):184-190
    aPrimary Care Center Arnedo, Arnedo, La Rioja bCardiology Department, La Paz University Hospital cInternal Medicine, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid dPrimary Care Center Vallobín-La Florida, Oviedo, Asturias eDivision of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, La Rioja Regional Authority,Logroño fPrimary Care Center Castilla-Hermida, Santander, Cantabria, Spain.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of orthostatic hypotension (OH) and orthostatic hypertension (OHT) on all-cause mortality.

    Patients And Methods: A total of, 1176 adults from the community over 18 years of age were included in this ambispective study. The mean follow-up was 9. Read More

    The underlying risks of circadian blood pressure variation for carotid plaque in treated hypertensive patients with normal blood pressure.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Aug;22(4):191-195
    Departments of aEmergency Medicine bCardiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between 24 h variation of blood pressure (BP) and carotid plaque in essential hypertensive patients with normal BP under anti-hypertensive treatment.

    Participants And Methods: A total of 322 hypertensive patients with systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) within the normal range after routine treatment were continuously recruited and evaluated by ambulatory BP monitoring from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2015. The exclusion criteria included participants younger than 18 or older than 90 years of age, pregnancy, night-work employment, and suffering from secondary hypertension. Read More

    Validation of the Omron HEM-9210T by the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2: 2013 with two novel cuffs: wide-range and extra-large.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):166-168
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA(Retired).
    Objective: The aims of this ANSI/AAMI/ISO validation study were to assess the accuracy of the Omron HEM-9210T, developed to utilize a small cuff, a wide-range cuff, and an extra-large cuff in the adult population. If accurate, the wide-range and extra-large cuffs will be of clinical significance in both medical and self-measurement environments.

    Methods: Individuals were recruited at an independent clinical research center. Read More

    Assessment of cardiovascular risk and vascular age in overweight/obese adults with primary hypertension: the EXERDIET-HTA study.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):154-160
    aLaboratory of Performance Analysis in Sport, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Education and Sport-Physical Activity and Sport Section, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) bCardiology Unit, IMQ group, Vitoria-Gasteiz cClinical Trials Unit, Health and Quality of Life, Tecnalia, Vitoria-Gasteiz dNutrition, Exercise and Health Research Group, Elikadura, Ariketa Fisikoa eta Osasuna, ELIKOS group (UPV/EHU), Vitoria ePrimary Care Administration of Burgos, Burgos, Spain fSchool of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, UK.
    Objective: Hypertension (HTN), obesity and low cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with an increased risk for a cardiovascular event. Enrolling overweight/obese individuals with HTN, the current study aimed to estimate cardiovascular risk (CVR) and vascular age (VA) profiles analyzing potential sex differences, determine whether VA is higher than chronological age, and whether CVR is associated with a low level of CRF.

    Methods: Overweight/obese non-Hispanic White participants (n=209; 141 men and 68 women) with primary HTN had their CVR and VA determined using the New Pooled Cohort Risk Equations and The Framingham method, respectively. Read More

    Left ventricular myocardial performance index in prehypertensive patients with normal coronary arteries.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):149-153
    aDepartment of Cardiology, Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman bDepartment of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.
    Objectives: Prehypertension, which may be the precursor of hypertension, is an important public health problem in the community. Myocardial performance index (MPI) is a noninvasive Doppler measurement of global ventricular function. Thus, our aim was to evaluate left ventricule (LV) functions with the MPI in prehypertensive patients with normal coronary artery angiography. Read More

    Blood pressure profiles of children and adolescents categorized by waist-to-height ratio cutoffs: study in a large sample in Shandong, China.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):143-148
    aDepartment of food and nutrition, Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shandong University Institute of Preventive Medicine bDepartment of food and nutrition, Yantai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shandong, China.
    Background: Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is proposed as a simple and effective screening tool for abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The present study examined the profiles of blood pressure (BP) among children and adolescents categorized by WHtR cutoffs.

    Patients And Methods: A total of 28 074 (14 015 boys and 14 059 girls) students aged 7-17 years participated in the study. Read More

    Visfatin levels are increased in patients with resistant hypertension and are correlated with left ventricular hypertrophy.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):137-142
    aDepartment of Cardiology, Bagcilar Research and Education Hospital bDepartment of Cardiology, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital cDepartment of Cardiology, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center dDepartment of Biochemistry, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul eDepartment of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Fethiye State Hospital, Muğla, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible correlation of serum visfatin levels with resistant hypertension (RHT).

    Patients And Methods: Patients who had undergone ambulatory blood pressure measurements (ABPM) during the outpatient controls were prospectively recruited. Seventy-one patients with RHT and 94 patients with controlled hypertension (CHT) were included in the study. Read More

    Evaluation of interarm blood pressure differences using the Microlife WatchBP Office in a clinical setting.
    Blood Press Monit 2017 Jun;22(3):161-165
    aDepartment of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital bDepartment of Clinical Medicine cSection for Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus dDiagnostic Centre, Silkeborg Regional Hospital, Silkeborg eThe Danish Diabetes Academy, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of Microlife WatchBP Office and the effect of increasing the number of measurements in the clinical evaluation of systolic interarm difference (IAD).

    Patients And Methods: Office blood pressure was measured simultaneously on both arms in 339 patients (85% diabetic) using the Microlife WatchBP Office, a fully automatic, oscillometric device. The patients included were all scheduled for ambulatory blood pressure measurement at the outpatient clinic of endocrinology at Silkeborg Regional Hospital, Denmark. Read More

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