Navigation Links
Intensive management can improve blood pressure in non-adherent hypertensive patients
Date:7/7/2009

(Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that patients with uncontrolled hypertension respond to treatment intensification regardless of their degree of adherence to antihypertensive medications. This study, which has been published online in Hypertension could have an immediate impact on clinical care, as it challenges a widely held assumption.

The BUSM researchers studied 819 patients with hypertension. Adherence was assessed using electronic bottle caps that record all bottle openings and provide a detailed record of pill-taking. Patients were divided into five groups: those with the best adherence, next-best, fair, poor and patients who did not return their electronic bottle cap (missing adherence).

The investigators then characterized the degree to which each patient's therapy was intensified, relative to the patient's blood pressure control. The effect of treatment intensification upon the final blood pressure was similar in all five adherence groups, and the small differences among groups were not statistically significant. The investigators concluded that treatment intensification can improve blood pressure control for patients with varying levels of adherence to therapy. .

"Despite a lack of evidence, many clinicians assume that 'nonadherent' patients cannot benefit from treatment intensification," said the study's lead author, Adam Rose, MD, MSc, an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM and investigator at the Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford Mass. "Our study calls this assumption into question. One of the major contributions of this study is to remind us that adherence is not a binary concept, with patients divided into those who are 'adherent' or 'nonadherent,'" added Rose.

Rose recommends further studies be undertaken to determine the most effective management strategy for patients with uncontrolled hypertension and suboptimal adheren
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Large intensive care study reveals vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients
2. Browns Wives Host Special Day at MetroHealth Medical Center to Support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
3. Smoking Cessation Rates Double With Intensive Counseling and Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Studies of 20,000 Smokers Show
4. Intensive care quality of sleep improved by new drug, reports study
5. Intensive training post-spinal cord injury can stimulate repair in brain and spinal cord
6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
7. Intensive blood sugar treatment in trial of diabetes and cardiovascular disease changed
8. Construction Commencing at Gilbert Hospitals New Intensive Care Unit
9. Intensive care units prevention of pneumonia in critically-ill patients generally strong
10. Mayo Clinic Research Shows U.S. Intensive Care Units Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically-ill Patients Generally Strong; Identifies Area of Improvement
11. More intensive dialysis does not improve outcomes among patients with acute kidney injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... people both exercise more and drink more , Study ... activity , Findings differ from past research on physical ... Medicine study finds that on days when people exercise ... more alcohol, too. , This is the only study ... for self-reporting physical activity and alcohol use. , "Monday ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... York (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in ... District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein ... new Docket Control Order was issued by the ... of matters pertaining to the upcoming trial for ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... to 40 percent of patients undergoing breast cancer surgery ... all the cancerous tissue in the initial operation. However, ... tested a tool they developed that will help surgeons ... decreasing the chances for repeat operations. ... September 22, 2014 in the Proceedings of the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 22, 2014 An inventor and ... to the problem of side-sleeping. "My lower arm always ... I designed a solution to this problem," she said. ... than to have your arm 'fall asleep.'" , The ... or her side more comfortably. It avoids pain and ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... UK (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The ... in the recent years. The statistically important data received ... safety of cancer vaccines. The primary challenge to the ... information about the exact mechanism of how a human’s ... to various results in different individuals owing to known ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:We drink more alcohol on gym days 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, With Issuance of New Order in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The fine line between breast cancer and normal tissues 2Health News:World Cancer Vaccines Market Landscape Examined by Kuick Research in New Study Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World Cancer Vaccines Market Landscape Examined by Kuick Research in New Study Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:World Cancer Vaccines Market Landscape Examined by Kuick Research in New Study Published at MarketPublishers.com 4
... 7 NHS Choices ( http://www.nhs.uk ), the,online ... updated online information,resource, Health A-Z, aimed to help ... treatments., Based on NHS accredited information, the ... need,to know on a topic in seconds, providing ...
... conventional gasoline and stored electricity can be no ... technology is developed, according to researchers in France. ... Automotive Technology and Management, they suggest that the ... more sustainable fuel-cell powered electric vehicles. , Jean-Jacques ...
... Pa., Feb. 7 The following release was issued,today ... Milberg Weiss,LLP:, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ... MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORP. (Ticker: MATK) SECURITIES LITIGATION Civil ... SETTLEMENT AND SETTLEMENT HEARING TO: ALL PERSONS AND ...
... Learning, NEW YORK, Feb. 7 Immediate ... quality medical care and can mean the,difference between ... Health,Record (EHR) systems, used by physicians, offices in ... those critical moments.,McGraw-Hill Higher Education has published a ...
... on Bisphenol,A in Baby Bottles, Food and Beverage Containers, ... state,and national environmental health organizations in the U.S. and ... of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby,bottles and other food ... study that demonstrates the toxic chemical BPA leaches from ...
... WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Feb. 7 AtriCure, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... in cardiac surgical,ablation products, announced today the appointment of ... Collar recently retired from a,distinguished career with The Procter ... Global Pharmaceuticals and Personal Health,business., "We are pleased ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The trouble with hybrids 2Health News:Summary Notice of Proposed Settlement and Settlement Hearing in Re Martek Biosciences Corp., Securities Litigation 2Health News:McGraw-Hill Higher Education Publishes Text on Innovative Electronic Health Records System 2Health News:Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical, According to New U.S. and Canadian Study 2Health News:Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical, According to New U.S. and Canadian Study 3Health News:Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical, According to New U.S. and Canadian Study 4Health News:AtriCure Appoints Mark A. Collar to its Board of Directors 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... Research and Markets has ... Technologies (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market ... offering. On the basis of ... has been divided into eight major segments, namely, ... hydromechanical ablation technologies. The light/laser ablation technology segment ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ... fiscal 2014 ended July 31, 2014 on Monday, September 29 ... discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the ... Andrew A. Krakauer , President and CEO; Jorgen B. ... Sheldon , Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer; and ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. , Sept. 22, 2014 ... that data from several clinical studies evaluating potential ... be presented at the upcoming 2014 European Society ... in Madrid, Spain . Data ... study evaluating the safety and efficacy of veliparib ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Ablation Technologies (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2Global Ablation Technologies (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) Market - Forecasts to 2019 3Cantel Medical Corp. To Hold Conference Call To Discuss Results For Its Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2014 Ended July 31, 2014 2AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 2AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 3AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 4
... Ad, " This is Medicare and America at ... WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 The SCOOTER Store today launched a ... and cost savings associated with Medicare,s Power Mobility Benefit, which ... to receive power wheelchairs. , With budget cuts likely in ...
... , ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 9 Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... closed its previously announced public offering of 6,800,000 shares of ... net proceeds from the sale of the shares, after underwriting ... which will be used for preclinical studies and clinical trials ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The SCOOTER Store Launches New Advertising Highlighting the Value and Cost Savings From Medicare's Power Mobility Benefit 2NOVAVAX Announces Closing of Public Offering of 6,800,000 Shares of Common Stock 2
... The new Amsco 3080/3085 SP Bariatric ... width capacity and expanded surgical capabilities for ... extensions are rated for patients up to ... and easy attachment and full positioning capability. ...
... The new Amsco 3080/3085 SP Bariatric Foot ... capacity and expanded surgical capabilities for Amsco ... The Amsco Foot Extension is rated for ... designed for secure and easy attachment and ...
... The Pulsavac Plus System offers a ... Debridement System. High power efficiently clears bone ... Specific tips are available for hip and ... a wide range of pressure options for ...
The Simpulse Solo Pulsed Lavage System requires minimal set up and has a Wide range of tips available for every orthopaedic procedure. It uses a separate suction lumen to reduce clogging and n ergono...
Medicine Products: