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2012-06-15 10:08:47

A new study shows that a practical clinical tool developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine to measure severity of dementia symptoms is reliable and valid. The Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is simple, user-friendly and sensitive to change in symptoms. "The HABC Monitor is a 'blood pressure cuff' for dementia," said Regenstrief Institute investigator Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and associate...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

According to QuickMedical, the measurement of blood pressure in the physician´s office is subject to a number of observer errors and also to the “white-coat effect.” Automatic devices that measure blood pressure without a human observer in the room can eliminate many of these problems. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 According to QuickMedical, up to 25% of patients evaluated in the physician office, blood pressure measurements were higher than their typical blood...

2011-12-12 21:59:40

Inaccurate blood pressure measurements due to faulty technique impact hypertension treatment decisions Because some clinicians fail to stick to official recommendations for blood pressure monitoring, a number of patients are misclassified, which could have an impact on decisions about their treatment. According to Gretchen Ray and colleagues, from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, when routine blood pressure monitoring in clinics is compared with measurements based on the...

2011-09-11 22:50:00

QuickMedical now offers the new Omron Health Management Software Kit -- a state-of the-art pedometer and blood pressure monitor with personal health management software. The pedometer and blood pressure monitor each display a user's most recent readings on easy-to-read built-in screens. The software stores uploaded readings, analyzes weeks' and months' worth of records, and displays the results in chart and graph formats. Issquah, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 QuickMedical is offering the...

2011-02-21 08:40:00

Researchers in Singapore and the UK have developed a new blood pressure monitoring device that they claim is easier to use, more comfortable to wear, and more accurate than traditional methods. Scientists at the University of Leicester and HealthSTATS International, a medical devices company located in the Southeast Asian country, developed the measurement device, which has been dubbed the CASPal and is similar to a wristwatch. The CASPal uses a sensor to record central aortic systolic...

2011-02-02 00:00:41

PharmaSmart International, Inc., an award winning Inc. 5000 company, announces the launch of a breakthrough blood pressure cuff and an advanced health IT platform. The company states that the technology advancements improve clinical validity of pharmacy-based hypertension programs, improve patient counseling, education, and rates of adherence, and offer unprecedented program validation through metrics reporting. The company reports on a multi-pronged approach to grow patient participation...

2011-01-26 08:28:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women worldwide could reduce their risk of heart disease (stroke, heart attack, and heart failure) and its complications by simply lowering their blood pressure, according to a new study. Researchers found that high systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts) is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular complications in middle-aged and older women all over the world. In women, 36 percent of heart diseases are reversible, as measured by 24-hour...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.