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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Haematologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acta Haematologica Polonica     Open Access  
Adipocyte     Open Access  
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Sanguine     Full-text available via subscription  
American Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Archives of Hematology Case Reports and Reviews     Open Access  
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Blood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 296)
Blood Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Blood and Lymphatic Cancer : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Blood Cancer Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Blood Pressure     Open Access  
Blood Pressure Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Blood Purification     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Blood Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
BMC Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bone Marrow Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Primary Care Nursing - Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Kidney Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Clinical Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Lymphoma & Myeloma     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conquest : The Official Journal of Diabetes Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Current Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Diabetes Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Current Diabetes Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Opinion in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cytotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Der Diabetologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 411)
Diabetes aktuell     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Diabetes Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 469)
Diabetes Case Reports     Open Access  
Diabetes Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Diabetes Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Diabetes Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Diabetes Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Diabetic Foot & Ankle     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Diabetic Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
Diabetologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Diabetologia Kliniczna     Hybrid Journal  
Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Haematology     Open Access  
eJHaem     Open Access  
European Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Experimental Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Experimental Hematology & Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Expert Review of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Haematologica - the Hematology journal     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Haemophilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Hematologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hematología     Open Access  
Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Hematology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hematology, Transfusion and Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hemodialysis International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hepatitis Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Immunohematology : Journal of Blood Group Serology and Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Info Diabetologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
InFo Hämatologie + Onkologie : Interdisziplinäre Fortbildung von Ärzten für Ärzte     Full-text available via subscription  
Integrated Blood Pressure Control     Open Access  
International Blood Research & Reviews     Open Access  
International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hematologic Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Hematology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Laboratory Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Iraqi Journal of Hematology     Open Access  
JMIR Diabetes     Open Access  
Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Blood Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Diabetes Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Hematological Malignancies     Open Access  
Journal of Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hypo & Hyperglycemia     Partially Free  
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Health and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Kidney and Blood Pressure Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Leukemia and Lymphoma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Leukemia Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Leukemia Research Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leukemia Supplements     Full-text available via subscription  
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diabetologie     Hybrid Journal  
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Oncohematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Diabetes Journal     Open Access  
Open Hematology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Hypertension Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Blood Diseases     Open Access  
Pediatric Blood & Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Peritoneal Dialysis International     Hybrid Journal  
Platelets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Practical Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Primary Care Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Oncology and Hematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia     Open Access  
Seminars in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Thalassemia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Lancet Haematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Therapeutic Advances in Hematology     Hybrid Journal  
Thrombosis & Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
Thrombosis Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Transfusionsmedizin - Immunhämatologie, Hämotherapie, Immungenetik, Zelltherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Transplantation and Cellular Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Veins and Lymphatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

           

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Blood Pressure Monitoring
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  • Assessment of hypertension in obstructive sleep apnea by ambulatory blood
           pressure monitoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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      Authors: Yildiz; Abdullah Burak; Siriopol, Dimitrie; Vehbi, Sezan; Özgü, Özde; Yağ, Burak; Kanbay, Asiye; Kanbay, Mehmet
      Abstract: imageAmong obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, there exists a high prevalence of hypertension. Determining the optimal blood pressure (BP) monitoring modality in this population will lead to a better understanding of hypertension profiles and a more accurate diagnosis of hypertension. PubMed, Ovid/Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and CINAHL databases were screened, and the relevant articles regarding BP monitoring in OSA patient population were selected. Studies evaluating both ambulatory (ABPM) and office BP measurements were selected to be analyzed for the hypertension diagnosis specificity of ABPM measurement in OSA patients compared with office measurements. If reported, additional information regarding white-coat, masked hypertension, and circadian BP pattern prevalence was included. A cumulative analysis of five studies revealed a prevalence of hypertension based on BP to be 44%, whereas a cumulative analysis of four studies revealed a prevalence of hypertension based on ABPM to be 66%. Excluding a study with the nighttime assessment of hypertension reduced the cumulative prevalence of hypertension in OSA patients to 59%. The cumulative prevalence of Studies demonstrated the prevalence of masked and white-coat hypertension to be 34 and 9%, respectively. As a higher prevalence of hypertension was detected by ABPM and nighttime measurement, it can be deduced that ABPM is more sensitive in determining OSA patients with hypertension, and that nighttime ABPM further increases this sensitivity. The presence of masked and white-coat hypertension in OSA patients underlines the importance of correct hypertension diagnosis as it affects further management in this population with increased cardiovascular risk.
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  • Mat Pilates training and blood pressure reactivity responses to
           psychological stress: comparison between normotensive and hypertensive
           postmenopausal women

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      Authors: Gonçalves; Ludimila Ferreira; Batista, Jaqueline Pontes; Tavares, Julia Buiatte; de Souza, Tállita Cristina Ferreira; Mariano, Igor Moraes; Amaral, Ana Luiza; Rodrigues, Mateus de Lima; Puga, Guilherme Morais
      Abstract: imageObjectives The aim of this study is to compare resting blood pressure and blood pressure reactivity responses to psychological stress in normotensive and hypertensive postmenopausal women after 12 weeks of Mat Pilates training.Methods Twenty-three hypertensive and 24 normotensive postmenopausal women, performed Mat Pilates training 3× a week for 12 weeks. Before and after the intervention, resting blood pressure, heart rate, and blood pressure reactivity to psychological stress through the electronic version of Stroop test protocol (3 minutes) were measured. We calculated the variation (Δ) of blood pressure (peak of blood pressure during the Stroop stress test minus resting blood pressure before test).Results The two-way ANOVA showed that the Δ of systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and the mean blood pressure was reduced (P < 0.05) after training only in the hypertensive. The resting systolic, diastolic, and mean blood pressures decreased by (P < 0.05) over time in both groups with no interaction or difference.Conclusion Mat Pilates was able to reduce resting blood pressure in both hypertensive and normotensive, and blood pressure reactivity after psychological stress in hypertensive but not in normotensive postmenopausal women.
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  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children during the COVID-19
           pandemic

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      Authors: Woroniecki; Robert P.; Flynn, Joseph T.
      Abstract: imageThe pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) had profound effects on healthcare delivery in the USA and abroad. Although ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is the recommended method for confirming hypertension (HTN) diagnosis and management, it is unclear how the pandemic affected ABPM utilization. We surveyed 81 pediatric nephrologists from 54 pediatric nephrology centers regarding their ABPM practices during the pandemic; 56.8% of providers continued to provide ABPM to their patients, but only 21% used disposable cuffs, and only 28.4% had specific equipment cleaning protocols in place. Only a minority of 81 practitioners felt comfortable (26.2%) or very comfortable (11.2%) in following published guidelines on ABPM during the pandemic, and 22.5% felt uncomfortable or very uncomfortable (7.5%). Additionally, only about half (49.4%) of practitioners were comfortable with managing HTN via telehealth. Our findings underscore the need to supplement existing and future guidance on how to manage HTN protocols, HTN patients, and equipment during healthcare crises.
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  • Relationship between C-reactive protein/albumin ratio and dipper/nondipper
           pattern in normotensive individuals

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      Authors: Kayikçioğlu; Hatice; Akbuğa, Kürşat
      Abstract: imageObjective Nondipper blood pressure pattern plays an important role in cardiovascular events even in normotensive individuals. The relationship between CRP (C-reactive protein)/albumin ratio (CAR), a valuable marker of inflammation and cardiovascular diseases, has been studied for a long time. We aimed to investigate the relationship between CAR and dipper/nondipper pattern in normotensive subjects.Methods A total of 78 dipper and 78 nondipper participants, based on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), were retrospectively included in our study. CAR and other parameters of all participants were collected from blood samples taken at the time of monitoring.Results CAR was significantly higher in the nondipper group than dipper group (P = 0.001). CAR was negatively and significantly correlated with nocturnal SBP fall ratio and nocturnal DBP fall ratio (P < 0.001). CRP/albumin ratio was found significantly and independently associated with the nondipper pattern (P = 0.002).Conclusion We found that normotensive individuals with nondipping pattern tend to have increased CAR. Increased inflammatory response could contribute to increase in the atherosclerotic risk in nondippers compared with dippers even in a normotensive profile.
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  • White-coat effect on orthostatic hypotension: a nationwide survey of
           Japanese general practitioners

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      Authors: Yuasa; Shohei; Yamamoto, Hareaki; Suzuki, Yoshiro; Chin, Keiichi; Ukai, Hiroshi; Kobayashi, Yusuke; Yano, Yuichiro; Mori, Hisao
      Abstract: imageObjective The relationship between the white-coat effect (WCE), defined as white-coat hypertension under treatment, and the frequency of orthostatic hypotension (OH) is not known. We conducted an orthostatic test in patients with WCE to determine the frequency of OH.Methods This was a cross-sectional study of 5631 patients with hypertension visiting general practitioners nationwide, in which 4305 patients with hypertension recorded their home blood pressure (BP) and consented to the orthostatic test. Patients with hypertension were divided into four groups: controlled hypertension (CHT), masked hypertension (MHT), sustained hypertension (SHT), and WCE. The orthostatic test was performed, and BP and pulse rate were measured immediately and 1 min after orthostasis.Results The OH frequencies immediately after standing in CHT, WCE, SHT, and MHT patients were 7, 11.7, 12.1, and 6.6%, respectively, and those at 1 min after standing were 7.1, 13.1, 11.6 and 6.9%, respectively (Chi-square test, P < 0.01, respectively). Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the relationship between WCE and the frequency of OH. The frequency of OH immediately after standing was significantly increased [adjusted odds ratio (AOR), 1.702; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.246–2.326; P < 0.01]. The frequency of OH at 1 min after standing was also significantly higher (AOR, 1.897; 95% CI, 1.396–2.578; P < 0.01).Conclusion When the standing test was performed for patients with WCE, the frequency of OH increased. Thus, it is important to recognize the possibility of OH in patients with WCE to avoid adverse events associated with excessive hypotension.
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  • Self-reported sleep-disordered breathing and insomnia in association with
           hypertension: a community-based study in Eastern China

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      Authors: Wang; Cuicui; Wang, Bo; Liu, Dong; Zhang, Ya; Zheng, Yanmin; Guo, Li; Li, Shengnan; Zuo, Hui
      Abstract: imageObjective We aimed to explore the associations of self-reported sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and insomnia with hypertension based on a community-based survey among adults in Suzhou, Eastern China.Methods The Suzhou Food Consumption and Health Survey was conducted from 2018 to 2019. A multistage random sampling method was used to recruit potential participants. Associations of SDB and insomnia with hypertension were examined by multivariable logistic regression models with adjustment for covariates. In addition, sensitivity analysis was used to reinforce our findings.Results A total of 2728 participants were included in the final analysis. SDB (OR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.44–2.34; P < 0.001) and insomnia (OR, 1.31; 95% CI, 1.04–1.65; P < 0.001) were significantly associated with prevalent hypertension after multivariable adjustments. In the subgroup analysis by age groups and sex, the association between SDB and hypertension persisted in all groups, whereas the association between insomnia and hypertension remained significant in males and different age groups. In addition, SDB was positively correlated with DBP. Notably, participants with comorbid SDB and insomnia had the highest risk for hypertension (OR, 1.95; 95% CI, 1.40–2.72; P < 0.001).Conclusion Both SDB and insomnia were associated with the prevalence of hypertension among the Chinese adults, whereas the comorbid conditions conveyed the highest risk for hypertension. Our findings provide a new insight for the potential pathogenesis of hypertension and a prevention strategy of hypertension among community adults.
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  • The relation between average 1-year home blood pressure and the change in
           pro-BNP and left ventricle mass index

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      Authors: Hayiroğlu; Mert İlker; Çinier, Göksel; Pay, Levent; Yüksel, Gizem; Durak, Furkan; Palice, Ali; Ayhan, Görkem; İnan, Duygu; Parsova, Kemal Emrecan; Vatanoğlu, Elif Gökçen; Şeker, Mehmet; Çinar, Tufan; Cilli Hayiroğlu, Selin; Özkan, Asibe; Tekkeşin, Ahmet İlker
      Abstract: imageBackground The purpose of this investigation was to examine the association between average 1-year home blood pressure and the change in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and pro-brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels.Methods This prospective study was a subgroup analysis of lifestyle intervention using mobile technology in patients with high cardiovascular risk: a pragmatic randomized clinical Trial (LIGHT). In total, 242 patients were stratified into tertiles according to their average 1-year home blood pressure.Results Patients grouped into the tertile 3 (T3) had a lower 1-year mean, SBP and DBP. The T3 group had a 2.1 times higher rate of decrease in pro-BNP and a 1.6 times higher rate of decrease in LVMI compared with T1, compared with the reference group. The area under curve (AUC) value of average 1-year home blood pressure was higher than that of mean SBP or DBP. (AUC, 0.75 vs. AUC, 0.70 vs. AUC, 0.69, respectively). Spearman rank correlation demonstrated that average 1-year home blood pressure had a correlation with Δpro-BNP and ΔLVMI.Conclusion The present study showed that average 1-year home blood pressure may have a significant association with a decrease in LVMI and pro-BNP. Our study appears to be the first to evaluate the association between average 1-year home blood pressure and the change in LVMI and pro-BNP.
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  • Overall and repeated measures agreement between brachial-femoral and
           carotid-femoral measures of pulse wave velocity in young and healthy
           individuals

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      Authors: Poles; Jillian; Burnet, Kathryn; Kelsch, Elizabeth; Heffernan, Kevin S.; Meyer, Michelle L.; Kowalsky, Robert J.; Barone Gibbs, Bethany; Stoner, Lee
      Abstract: imageBackground Carotid-femoral pulse-wave velocity (cfPWV) is the gold standard measure of arterial stiffness and independently predicts cardiovascular disease. However, obtaining cfPWV requires technical precision and can be difficult in some populations. Brachial-femoral PWV (bfPWV) is a simpler alternative, but there is limited research comparing the two measures. For physiological studies, it is important to know how well the measures agree at rest, and to what extent changes in the measures correspond after perturbation.Objective To assess the overall and repeated measures agreement between cfPWV and bfPWV.Methods cfPWV and bfPWV were measured in the supine and seated positions, both before and after a 3-h bout of prolonged sitting. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) for overall agreement was calculated using the random variance components from linear mixed-model regression. Repeated measures agreement (change in cfPWV vs. change in bfPWV) was calculated using repeated measures correlation.Results Complete data from 18 subjects (22.6 ± 3.1 years old, 33% female) were included in the analysis. There was strong (ICC ≥ 0.70) overall agreement (ICC, 0.75; 95% CI, 0.60–0.85) and very strong (ICC ≥ 0.90) repeated measures agreement (ICC, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.84–0.94) between cfPWV and bfPWV.Discussion The current findings indicate strong overall agreement and very strong repeated measures agreement between bfPWV and cfPWV. bfPWV is a user-friendly alternative method that agrees with cfPWV-based assessments of central arterial stiffness.
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  • Sex difference in blood pressure response to orthostatic stress: effects
           of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

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      Authors: Gomes; Erika Alvarenga Corrêa; Rodrigues, Gabriel Dias; Oliveira, André Luiz Musmanno Branco; Velasco, Larissa Lírio; Soares, Pedro Paulo da Silva; Nóbrega, Antonio Claudio Lucas da; Toledo-Arruda, Alessandra Choqueta
      Abstract: imageObjective We investigated sex differences in blood pressure (BP) response to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) during orthostatic stress (ORT).Methods Seventeen healthy young adults (males = 9; females = 8) underwent TENS or SHAM stimulus applied in the cervicothoracic region for 30 min in the supine position followed by 10 min in the orthostatic position. Electrocardiogram and BP were continuously recorded at rest and during ORT. Stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) were calculated from the BP signal.Results Orthostatic challenge decreased BP similarly for both sexes during ORT, a deeper drop in CO and a slight increase in heart rate were found in women compared with men (P = 0.03 and 0.05, respectively). TENS evoked a pronounced fall in SBP in men compared with the SHAM condition (P < 0.05). TENS has no effect on SBP in women compared with the SHAM condition.Conclusion This finding suggests a possible modulatory effect by one cervicothoracic TENS session on sympathetic tonus in healthy men.
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  • Blood glucose responses are associated with prolonged sitting-induced
           changes in arterial stiffness: a randomized crossover trial

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      Authors: Horiuchi; Masahiro; Stoner, Lee
      Abstract: imageObjective To determine whether the vascular dysfunction response to prolonged sitting combined with hyperglycemia can be mitigated with simple and feasible sitting interruption exercises.Methods Twenty healthy young adults [50% women, 21 (2) years, BMI of 21.5 (1.6) kg/m2; (SD)] were enrolled in this study. This study included two 3-h prolonged sitting conditions: uninterrupted sitting (CON) and interruptions with 1-min light half-squat exercises every 20 min (EX). In both conditions, participants ingested 75-g glucose before sitting. The primary outcome was brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV).Results Linear mixed-effects model analysis revealed a significant interaction effect for baPWV, with a 25% (4.7 m/s) increase for CON and a 1.3% (0.22 m/s) increase for EX. There was also an interaction effect for glucose, with a 60% (57 mg/dl) for CON and a 41% (39 mg/dl) increase for EX. Repeated measures correlation revealed a negligible association between glucose and baPWV for CON (r = −0.04) and a small association for EX (r = 0.32).Conclusion Vascular dysfunction occurred for the control but not the exercise condition, suggesting interrupting prolonged sitting with regular, short bouts of exercise may be an effective strategy to protect vascular health.
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  • Validation of the KANG KC-2850 oscillometric upper-arm ambulatory blood
           pressure monitor in general population according to the Association for
           the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/European Society of
           Hypertension/International Organization for Standardization universal
           standard

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      Authors: Liu; Kui; Ma, Yi-Fei; Wang, Yan; Zhang, Yang; Li, Lin-Yi; Zhang, Jie-Qiong; Jiang, Jun; Chen, Rui-Lin; Wan, Yi
      Abstract: imageObjective To evaluate the accuracy of the KANG KC-2850 ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) for clinical blood pressure (BP) measurement according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/European Society of Hypertension/International Organization for Standardization (AAMI/ESH/ISO) universal standard (ISO 81060-2:2018).Methods BP was sequentially measured and compared with a standard mercury sphygmomanometer in 85 eligible participants. A standard adult cuff (22–3232 cm) was used for test device measurements. A total of 255 comparison pairs were obtained and analyzed according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/European Society of Hypertension/International Organization for Standardization (AAMI/ESH/ISO universal standard.Results The standard requirements were followed precisely. For the validation Criterion 1, the mean ± SD of the differences between the test device and reference BP readings was −1.12 ± 5.01 and −0.33 ± 4.52 mmHg for SBP and DBP, respectively. For Criterion 2, the SD of the averaged BP differences between the test device and reference BP per subject was 3.59 and 3.60 mmHg for SBP and DBP, respectively.Conclusion The KANG KC-2850 ABPM met all the requirements for validation by the AAMI/ESH/ISO universal standard and can be recommended for clinical use in general population.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Validation of the watch-type HUAWEI WATCH D oscillometric wrist blood
           pressure monitor in adult Chinese

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      Authors: Zhang; Wei; Zhou, Yi-Ni; Zhou, Yi; Wang, Ji-Guang
      Abstract: imageObjective The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the watch-type automated oscillometric wrist blood pressure (BP) monitor HUAWEI WATCH D in the general population according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/European Society of Hypertension/International Organization for Standardization (AAMI/ESH/ISO) Universal Standard.Method Subjects were recruited to fulfill the age, sex, BP and cuff distributions of the AAMI/ESH/ISO Universal Standard in the general population using the same arm sequential BP measurement method. Two cuffs of the test device were used for wrist circumference of 13–16 cm (medium) and 16–20 cm (large), respectively.Results One-hundred and nine subjects were recruited and 85 were analyzed. For validation criterion 1, the mean ± SD of the differences between the test device and reference BP readings was −1.4 ± 6.47/−0.2 ± 5.85 mmHg (systolic/diastolic). For criterion 2, the SD of the average BP differences between the test device and reference BP per subject was 5.66/5.48 mmHg (systolic/diastolic).Conclusion The HUAWEI WATCH D watch-type wrist BP monitor fulfilled all the requirements of the AAMI/ESH/ISO Universal Standard in the general population and can be recommended for self-measurement.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
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