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Observation of the Efficacy of Acupuncture in Patients with Hypertension

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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

Anthropometry and Blood Pressure Changes in a Caribbean Adolescent Population of African Ancestry. An Evaluation of Longitudinal Data Using a Multilevel Mixed Regression Approach

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10.7727/wimj.2012.002

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of growth pattern on blood pressure changes in an adolescent population of African ancestry based on longitudinal data and to compare this with estimates derived from cross-sectional data.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

Anthropometry and Blood Pressure Changes in a Caribbean Adolescent Population of African Ancestry: An Evaluation of Longitudinal Data Using a Multilevel Mixed Regression Approach

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.002
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674–83
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The effect of anthropometry on longitudinal blood pressure changes was evaluated and compared to similar estimates generated from cross-sectional data from the same population. Findings suggest that anthropometry is an important covariate of blood pressure changes during adolescence and that age-related mean blood pressure changes from longitudinal data were similar to those generated by cross-sectional data.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of growth pattern on blood pressure changes in an adolescent population of African ancestry based on longitudinal data and to compare this with estimates derived from cross-sectional data.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the University Hospital of the West Indies: A Need to Adopt Proactive Screening and Specific Management Policy

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10.7727/wimj.2011.220
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802–8
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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a group of adult psychiatric patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies was 28.9% and could represent a pathway to the future development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Screening and continuous monitoring will allow for early intervention and possibly prevention of increased morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

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