Navigation Links
Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure
Date:6/24/2008

Conferring with pharmacists permits quicker changes in drugs, improved management, study finds,,,,

TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring your blood pressure at home and reporting those results to a pharmacist via the Web helps keep blood pressure readings lower than standard care does, a new study found.

In fact, more than half of people who used this system of blood pressure management were able to achieve normal blood pressure readings, compared to just 31 percent of people on standard blood pressure management, according to the study.

"Hypertension is a common condition; about one in three people have it, but less than half are controlling it," said the study's lead author, Dr. Beverly Green, a family physician and investigator for the Group Health Center for Health Studies, in Seattle. "We saw a modest improvement in systolic pressure for the home monitoring plus Web training group, but the third group -- [those who were home monitoring and reporting the results to a pharmacist who could adjust medications] -- had almost two times the control as usual care."

Results of the study are published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Because only about one-third of people with high blood pressure [hypertension] are controlling it, and because studies have shown that keeping your blood pressure in the normal range can decrease the risk of death, the Group Health researchers wanted to design a system that could improve the care of people with hypertension, Green said.

Having patients monitor their blood pressure at home is useful, but physicians don't always have the time to review these numbers unless a patient comes in for a visit, which isn't always easy for the patient. To work around this, the study authors designed a Web-based training system to teach people how to manage their high blood pressure, and they showed them how to use home b
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Going on After Loss
2. Middle School Marks Most Critical Time to Start Ongoing Conversations About Drug and Alcohol Use With Kids
3. New York City Cancer Patients, Survivors and Care Givers Encouraged to Keep Going(R)
4. 2 drugs equally effective for heart patients undergoing angioplasty, Mayo study finds
5. Neurobiological Technologies Reports Going Concern Qualification
6. VivoMetrics LifeShirt Going to South Pole to Uncover Clues to High-Altitude Illness
7. Where Are You Going to Get Your Flu Shot This Season?
8. Going Back to School Can Trigger Eating Disorders
9. Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD, Becomes 29th President of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD); Unveils 7-Part Development Plan for Ongoing Growth
10. Isolagen Modifies Ongoing Clinical Program for Acne Scars
11. Canadian Pacific and Mayo Clinic Build Understanding and Commit to Ongoing Dialogue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... study of deadly force were more likely to feel ... came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor ... against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects., ... Experimental Criminology , grow out of dozens of simulations ... racial minorities shot by police. The studies use the ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 02, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a ... compared many top web hosting companies and announced that ... suppliers in August. , GreenGeeks ( http://www.greengeeks.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=seohosts ) ... the USA. The company has a lot of useful ... get great products at low rates. , As ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more ... from a Hollywood action film than those watching an ... helping Americans to gain weight because it encourages a ... on the medium and not the message. TV is ... eat more, including reading, listening to the radio and ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may be able to ... ones, new research suggests. The study included eight overweight ... weight-loss program meant to change how people react to different ... five overweight and obese people who weren,t in the program. ... of the study and again six months later. The scans ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... An operating theatre or operating room is ... operations. An operating room comprises a myriad of specially-designed ... lights, imaging displays as well as integration systems for ... Research, a U.S.-based market research firm, the operating room ... by 2019. , According to this report, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:WSU 'deadly force' lab finds racial disparities in shootings 2Health News:WSU 'deadly force' lab finds racial disparities in shootings 3Health News:The Best Reseller Hosting Suppliers in August Released by Leading Review SiteTop10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Research letter: Viewers ate more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV 2Health News:Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3
... Aug. 31 Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced today that ... Sept. 10, 2009, at 2:40 p.m. EDT. Alan Levin, Chief Financial Officer ... The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed from ... , , About Endo , ...
... , , BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 31 ... service multinational clinical research organization (CRO) conducting studies in over 30 ... today announced that on August 25, 2009, it received a letter ... its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2009, NASDAQ ...
... , , SCOTTSDALE, ... today announced that, at the Company,s 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, ... an overwhelming majority all of the Company,s nominees to the board ... 63,725,589, representing approximately 56% of the 114,007,240 shares outstanding as of ...
... study, blood-thinning drug best for those at highest risk of ... patients, or those with a prior history of stroke, are ... treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, a new ... also say the drug is especially beneficial for patients with ...
... Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Walk-in retail clinics staffed by ... study has found. , Writing in the Sept. 1 issue ... Dr. Ateev Mehrotra said that retail clinics -- which are ... and other retail chain stores such as Target and Wal-Mart ...
... patients choose where to get their care based on how ... at Fox Chase Cancer Center have recently documented a growing ... at high volume centers, which are generally located in metropolitan ... a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Endo Pharmaceuticals to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 2Health News:Encorium Receives NASDAQ Deficiency Letter Regarding Stockholders' Equity 2Health News:Encorium Receives NASDAQ Deficiency Letter Regarding Stockholders' Equity 3Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders 3Health News:Oldest Heart Patients May Get Most From Warfarin 2Health News:Retail Medical Clinics Offer Quality Care: Study 2Health News:Retail Medical Clinics Offer Quality Care: Study 3Health News:Does the distance a patient has to travel affect where they choose to get their care? 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ) prospective, multinational study on stent removability and ... strictures has been published in the August issue ... The multinational study 1 is being conducted ... removal of fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 Medina Medical announced today ... member of the Board of Directors on August 18, ... development and commercialization experience, including over a decade of ... served as a Partner of the medical device incubator ... of two Foundry start-ups. Mr. Engelson previously served as ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , Aug. 29, 2014  BC ... Solutions, has acquired Polaris Medical Imaging, a leader in ... scanners. This strategic acquisition allows BC Technical to continue ... capabilities, specifically within MR and CT modalities. ... cost service," said Mark Alvarez , president and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2BC Technical Acquires Polaris Medical Imaging 2
... April 19, 2011 Genetic Technologies Limited ... preliminary research collaboration agreement to jointly develop a new ... pharmaceutical companies. Under the collaboration Genetic ... work with this world-leading pharmaceutical company to develop specific ...
... April 19, 2011 If your medicine has expired, ... this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Ilisa Bernstein explains ... to use and will work as intended. ... http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251658.htm Sign up for e-mail notices ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GTG Announces New Product Collaboration with Global Pharmaceutical Company for Companion Diagnostics in Oncology 2
Semmes Spinal Fusion Curettes, length 9" (229 mm), ring size 4 x 7 mm....
PG Magnum Ring Curettes, total length 12.6" (32 cm), handle length 7.8" (20 cm), handle diameter 1.12" (3 cm), working distance 4.7" (12 cm), dual-coned, precision sharpened rings....
Microsect Curette with increased cutting edge and modified shaft, 10"....
Bone Curette, 145 mm...
Medicine Products: