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Cardiology Management

New Anti-Hypertensive Treatment Strategy

2016 06 Sep

Researchers at the University of Bristol could be eyeing the first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years. The research is titled “Purinergic receptors in the carotid body as a new drug target for controlling hypertension,” and is published in Nature Medicine. The Bristol research team and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have identified... Read more

Cardiology Management

Prevalence of Global Diabetes Seriously Underestimated

2016 12 Jul

A landmark paper led by Monash University with partners in the UK and US suggests there may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought.The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, according to the paper published in Nature Reviews.In 2015, the official International... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for Root® with Noninvasive Blood Pressure and Temperature

2016 07 Mar

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today FDA 510(k) clearance for noninvasive blood pressure and temperature measurements for the Root® patient monitoring and connectivity platform.Root with noninvasive blood pressure from SunTech Medical enables clinicians to measure arterial blood pressure for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients, with three distinct... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Disease, Stroke Invisible to Most Women

2015 10 Nov

Heart disease and stroke continue to be the number one killer of women in the U.S. One in three women die from heart disease and stroke every year. Death rates due to heart disease and stroke have declined among men but women's rates have declined at a much slower pace. It seems that women still do not seem to have a personal connection to the disease... Read more

Cardiology Management

'Life's Simple 7' Programme Reduces Risk of Heart Failure

2015 21 Sep

According to current estimates, one in four middle-aged adults who live to age 85 will develop heart failure. Health experts advocate intervention programmes to improve lifestyles but the question is: do these lifestyle change interventions really work? Investigators in U.S. and Taiwan evaluated  independent programmes designed to reduce cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Landmark Study Shows Blood Pressure Management Saves Lives

2015 15 Sep

Initial results of a landmark clinical trial released at the National Institutes of Health, heart attacks, strokes, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and death due to cardiovascular causes were reduced by almost one-third and risk of death was lowered by almost one-quarter in participants randomised to a systolic blood pressure goal of 120 mm Hg... Read more

IT Management

Handheld Device Widens Vital Signs Data Collection

2015 31 Aug

A novel handheld, battery-powered device developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can quickly pick up vital signs from a patient's lips and fingertip. The prototype, called MouthLab, derived measurements of heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, temperature and blood oxygen from 52 volunteers, which compared well with vital signs measured by standard... Read more

Cardiology Management

Discontinuing Antihypertensive Therapy in Older Adults Does Not Improve Cognition

2015 24 Aug

An article published by JAMA Internal Medicine claims that discontinuing antihypertensive therapy for patients 75 years or older does not improve short-term cognitive, psychological or general daily functioning.Studies have suggested that in older adults, lower, rather than higher blood pressure increases the risk of cognitive decline. The article discusses... Read more

IT Management

EHR: Ways to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

2015 28 Jun

Limitations in the design and use of electronic health records for both clinicians and patients have prevented optimum use of EHR systems to improve chronic disease care and research. Now experts have identified strategies for using EHRs to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease. The guidance, published in the Clinical Journal of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pharmacists Play Critical Role in Improving Patient Health

2015 18 Jun

According to a study conducted by Scot H. Simpson, professor in the faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta, pharmacists on primary care teams can have a significant impact on the treatment of blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The study titled “Pharmacists on primary care teams: Effect on antihypertensive medication... Read more

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