Navigation Links
Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control
Date:11/23/2009

Partnerships doubled number of patients who reined in their hypertension, study found,,

MONDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is better controlled by doctor-pharmacist teams working hand-in-hand than by doctors and pharmacists working alone, a new study shows.

"When physicians work with pharmacists, medications are intensified, dosages increased, medications used more effectively," said Barry L. Carter, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and lead author of a report in the Nov. 23 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "Medication compliance is lesser reason for the improvement."

The journal report describes a study in which 402 people treated for high blood pressure at six clinics were divided into two groups. One group got the usual high blood pressure treatment, in which a prescription is written based on the doctor's measurement of blood pressure, and a pharmacist simply fills the prescription.

The other group was treated by doctor-pharmacist teams in which the pharmacists were trained to assess participants' blood pressure and adjust both the kind of drugs prescribed and the dosage of those drugs.

After six months, blood pressure had dropped to the recommended level in 30 percent of the participants in the traditional treatment group, while 64 percent of those treated by a pharmacist-physician team achieved the goal.

Is such a team approach possible in ordinary medical practice? Carter said it's already being done in some special settings -- by managed care organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Veterans Affairs, and a number of academic health centers.

"A minority of patients now have access to such care, but that could change as the health-care system changes," he said.

But he said it's also possible in the usual setting of medical care, in which one doctor is responsible for an individual's care, Carter said. "The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
2. Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams with HealthSaver: Raise Healthy Children Through Active Parenting
3. Teamsters Applaud Passage of Legislation to Protect Workers From Diacetyl Exposure
4. Creating Effective Cross-Functional Teams for Pharmaceutical Commercialization Success
5. TeamStaff Receives A Letter of Reprimand From Nasdaq; No Further Action Contemplated
6. Natural Disaster Rescue Teams at Public Health Facilities Across the Country Learn from Katrina Failures
7. Figure Skater Peggy Fleming Teams With HealthSaver: Cook Your Way to a Healthy Diet
8. Riverside Partners Teams with Management to Acquire GEMCITY Engineering & Manufacturing
9. VIDEO from Medialink and General Mills: Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up with Pink for the Cure
10. WellBound Teams With Kaiser Permanente to Open New Self-Care Dialysis Center in Sacramento, CA
11. Scrapblog(TM) Teams with March of Dimes to Tell Every Babys Story
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Smoothies are all the rage ... blender and easily accessible, quality ingredients. Aurora Natural is proud to introduce a new ... boost of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! , Aurora is offering a variety ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... week that he says will reveal biblical truth and expose popular lies regarding proper ... Bible Say Don’t Have Sex”, immediately goes into the core of the subject by ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. ... opening is now the 19th sweetFrog store located in the Lone Star State. The ... fastest growing companies in 2014. , The store, which opened July 1 at Duke’s ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... full swing, Americans are flocking to Canada’s many lakes to reel in their fair share ... and it’s easy to understand why. From the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia to ... a huge industry, and Americans make up the vast majority of anglers from outside of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Global leader and compression innovator, ... designed for men. , For style that’s quick on its feet, men will ... is great news for men everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Announces An Original New Line: Smoothie Fixins’ 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Explains What the Bible Really Says about Sex in New Publication This Week 2Health News:sweetFrog Expands Texas Footprint with Location in Canton 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3
... Sept. 17 Reported by Bay City Bombers,Tim Patten ... all novel,titled Roller Babes has been released from Davies ... with a six week battle,against a rare dysfunction known ... all neurological muscular functions,until the patient expires. Tim ...
... Center Marks 36th Location for Columbia-Based Company, ANDERSON, ... the opening of its seventh healthcare center in the,Upstate, ... center opened on,September 3, 2007. Dr. Stephen Parks, ... Anderson Doctors Care center is designed to provide,convenient urgent ...
... as customer, regulatory pressures mount , , MONDAY, Sept. 17 ... order of fruit instead of fries with that cheeseburger. ... watching what you eat seems to be hitting more ... approach the counter of their favorite "quick-service" outlet, experts ...
... If you get headaches, allergic,reactions or breathing problems riding ... filter. Cabin air filters clean the incoming air and,remove allergens, ... the owner,s manual, according to the Car Care Council. ... sold in the,U.S. today come equipped with cabin air filtration ...
... to Fund Growth, IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 17 ... announced that it has retained,investment banking firm Empire ... and,lead financing strategies. Assured Pharmacy, Inc. is a ... pain and other,long-term care conditions. "Empire Financial ...
... 17 Symmetry Medical Inc.,(NYSE: SMA ), ... orthopedic,device industry and other medical markets, announced today ... http://www.symmetrymedical.com, which contains improved,user- friendly features. ... languages, provides easy to,find product information and a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UCI Medical Affiliates Inc. Opens a New Doctors Care Center in Anderson 2Health News:The Nutrition-Conscious Take a Bite Out of Fast Food 2Health News:The Nutrition-Conscious Take a Bite Out of Fast Food 3Health News:The Nutrition-Conscious Take a Bite Out of Fast Food 4Health News:It's Probably Time to Replace Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter 2Health News:Assured Pharmacy Retains Empire Financial Group 2Health News:Assured Pharmacy Retains Empire Financial Group 3Health News:Symmetry Medical Launches New Global Web site 2Health News:Symmetry Medical Launches New Global Web site 3
(Date:7/4/2015)... July 4, 2015 ... eerstelijns chemotherapie voor patiënten met niet-resectabele uitgezaaide ... de progressievrije overleving in dat orgaan. ... kanker (mCRC) die alleen binnen de lever ... progressievrije overleving (PFS) in de lever dankzij ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... 4, 2015 A global continuing ... diabetes and thyroid disorders in Central and ... and a major conference dedicated to these diseases. ... Diabetes Online , Manage Hypertension Online and ... operated by EXCEMED - combine the world,s ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 3, 2015 A ... of hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders in ... and a major conference dedicated to these diseases. ... Diabetes Online , Manage Hypertension Online and ... operated by EXCEMED - combine the world,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 2Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 3Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 4Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 5Combating Three Major Chronic Diseases in Central and South-East Asia With Medical Education 2Combating Three Major Chronic Diseases in Latin America With Medical Education 2
... West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) today ... the Board to twelve and appointed two new directors, Mr. ... their terms are effective immediately and will expire at the ... election to serve for the balance of their terms. The ...
... Get content from Lundbeck at: ... was DKK 14,765 million and increased 7% compared ... all regions. Profit from operations (EBIT) was DKK ... EBIT margin of 22.7% for the year. Products ...
Cached Medicine Technology:West Appoints Two Directors and Announces Second Quarter 2011 Dividend 2
The ACCU-Beam® line of Surgical Microscope Accessories includes digital camera adaptors, beam splitters, objective lenses, fiber optic cables, and fiberoptic retrofits....
... Microscope Accessories includes digital camera adaptors, beam ... fiberoptic retrofits. TTI Medical's patented Universal Microsurgical ... the only adaptor that will accommodate both ... adaptor body. It is fully compatible with ...
... ACCU-Beam® line of Surgical Microscope Accessories ... objective lenses, fiber optic cables, and ... Dual Adaptor allows the surgeon to ... through either video or 35mm photography. ...
... of Surgical Microscope Accessories includes digital camera ... cables, and fiberoptic retrofits. TTI Medical's patented ... 5,264,928) is the only adaptor that will ... the same adaptor body. It is fully ...
Medicine Products: