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Publication in peer-reviewed journal highlights RESPeRATE as effective hypertension treatment
Date:4/22/2009

New York, N.Y.April 22, 2009InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced that RESPeRATEthe only medical device cleared by the FDA and CE-approved for the adjunctive treatment of hypertensionis highlighted as an effective treatment for high blood pressure in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The article, written by Elayne DeSimone, ANP, PhD, encourages the entire clinical community, in particular nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to provide individual attention and discuss non-traditional methods when treating patients who suffer from hypertension.

"A patient needs to fully understand his or her individual degree of risk, as well as the consequences of remaining untreated, to feel motivated to take an active part in their healthcare and be compliant with treatment," says DeSimone. "Seven out of 10 patients are not able to achieve their lower blood pressure goals with medication alone, and it is critically important to inform patients of both drug and non-drug treatment options to effectively treat both hypertension and its potential co-morbidities."

In the article, DeSimone highlights the impact of the nurse practitioner as an important source of information and empowerment for the patient. Early detection, monitoring and treatment of hypertension can dramatically reduce the number of hypertensive Americans and have a substantial impact on its associated consequences, both clinically and economically. Promotion of patient awareness and communication, coupled with a blend of drug and non-drug therapies can maximize the effect of a blood pressure treatment regimen.

Diet, exercise and adjunctive treatments are discussed as a way to help patients develop a new routine that fits into their lifestyles and improve treatment compliance. RESPeRATE is highlighted by DeSimone as a treatment that has b
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Contact: Lisa Mokaba
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781-684-0770
Schwartz Communications
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