Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension

New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before.
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CONCLUSIONS: The NMR and MMR for Metro West were lower than in other developing countries, but higher than in high-income countries. The MI was low for direct obstetric conditions (hypertension, haemorrhage and puerperal sepsis), reflecting good quality of care and referral mechanisms for these conditions. The MIs for non-pregnancy-related infections, medical/surgical conditions and acute collapse were higher, suggesting that medical problems need more focused attention. PMID: 30004358 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The perioperative period may be an important opportunity to identify undiagnosed hypertensive patients. The perioperative encounter may have a significant public health implication in facilitating appropriate referral and treatment of patients with hypertension to decrease long-term cardiovascular complications in SA. PMID: 30004348 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We have documented the common clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of patients with IE secondary to IV nyaope use. IE due to IV drug use is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in a predominantly young male population. PMID: 30004347 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Allwood BW, Maarman GJ, Kyriakakis CG, Doubell AF PMID: 30004336 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Abstract The lack of precise therapies for stress-induced hypertension highlights the need to explore the process of blood pressure changes. Studies have shown that neuroinflammation in the central nervous system is associated with hypertension, although the mechanisms remain elusive. Microglia, are known to play dualistic protective and destructive roles, representing logical but challenging targets for improving stress-induced hypertension. Here, as a model, we used rats with stress-induced hypertension, and found that a switch from an immunoregulatory (M2) to a pro-inflammatory (M1) dominant response occurred i...
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Auton Neurosci Source Type: research
Abstract Augmentation of cardiac sympathetic tone has been shown to induce ventricular arrhythmias. Acupuncture has been clinically used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and atrial arrhythmias. However, the effects of acupuncture on ventricular electrophysiology and autonomic tone remain unknown. We hypothesized that acupuncture attenuates cardiac excitability and corrects the imbalance of autonomic tone during sympathetic hyperactivity. Fourteen Yorkshire pigs were randomized to electroacupuncture (EA, 2 Hz, 0.3-0.5 mA, 0.5 ms duration) or control (without EA) groups. Animals were sedated with terazo...
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Auton Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Recovery from Purtscher-like retinopathy may result in permanent visual impairment. PMID: 29999296 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Authors: Poveda García MI, Del Pino Y Pino MD, Alarcón Rodriguez R, Rodelo-Haad C, Parrón Carreño T Abstract INTRODUCTION: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and subclinical target organ damage parameters for diagnosis of resistant hypertension (RH). METHODS: We assessed demographic and anthropometric variables, the incidence of cardiovascular events and subclinical target organ damage (n=112). We also studied the relationship between these variables and the ABPM results. RESULTS: Of the 112 patients referred from primary care with...
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
HIGH blood pressure is diagnosed by a reading over 140/90 mmHg. Commonly caused by a poor diet and lack of activity, blood pressure can be lowered by making lifestyle changes. Try these three exercises to lower blood pressure.
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