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Observation of the Efficacy of Acupuncture in Patients with Hypertension

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DOI: 
10.7727.2016.256
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Acupuncture therapy could reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

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Objective: To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of hypertension in patients from April 2011 to May 2014.

Method: One hundred and six patients with hypertension were divided into two groups: 53 cases in the control group were on oral administration of nifedipine sustained-release (SR) tablets, and the 53 cases in the observation group were on oral nifedipine SR and acupuncture treatment.

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22 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017

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Factors Affecting Blood Pressure Control among Hypertensive Patients Attending Primary Healthcare Facilities in Western Jamaica

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DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.368
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131-6
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This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study of patients diagnosed with primary hypertension identifying patient-related factors that affect blood pressure control and its significance or implications for programme planning.

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Objective: To identify patient-related factors that act as barriers to hypertension control.

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13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

The Prevalence of Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents in Nassau, The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.114
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17–22
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The estimated prevalence of elevated blood pressure in Bahamian adolescents is relatively high. The prevalence of 8.9% is comparable to those in the region. Researchers advise yearly screening in reducing the cardiovascular disease risk profile.
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of elevated blood pressure (EBP) in Bahamian adolescents.
 
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18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
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238–46
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Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

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Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

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22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Predictive Value of Urinary Vanillylmandelic Acid Testing in the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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141–7
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Vanillylmandelic acid testing at the University Hospital of the West Indies has low positive predictive value, and special care must be taken in interpreting marginally elevated results. The use of assays with higher specificity (eg plasma or urinary metanephrines) may represent a more cost-effective approach to biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma.

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Objective: To investigate the positive predictive value (PPV) of urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma and to describe the features associated with phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Utility of Anthropometric and Body Composition cut-off Values in Assessing Elevated Fasting Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

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253–8
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In this study, the ability of various anthropometric and body composition measurements in predicting fasting blood sugar and blood pressure measured in a group of public service employees was evaluated. The results suggest similar predictive abilities among the various cut-off values.

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Objective: High blood pressure and diabetes mellitus account for over 50% of annual visits to health facilities in Trinidad and Tobago. This study investigates the ability of various absolute and relative body composition variables to predict elevated fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure (BP).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Determinants of Blood Pressure in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

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Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.063
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907–11
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Screening for elevated blood pressure in the elderly is recommended, since the prevalence of hypertension increases with age, and can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. A careful and individualized approach is needed when treating hypertension in the elderly, taking into account the presence of co-morbid diseases, drug interaction, side effects, lifestyle and functional state.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Blood Pressure and its Correlates in Tobagonian Adolescents

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305–12
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In this study, the authors examined the age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure among Tobagonian adolescents attending secondary school. The findings suggest that the higher levels of elevated blood pressure observed were primarily due to excess weight and adiposity.

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Objective: To determine age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure (BP) in Tobagonian adolescents.

Methods: Blood pressure, weight and heights were measured using standardized procedures. Age-height and gender-specific BP levels were established and compared with those established for adolescents in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Jamaica.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Temperature Variability during Periodontal Surgery

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329–33
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Many factors such as patient age, gender, amount of anaesthesia may be strong determinants of the increase in blood pressure. All parameters that showed significant changes may increase more in medically compromised patients; such patients need more precaution.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

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