Hypertension

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Improving Adherence to Guidelines for Hypertension Drug Prescribing: Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial of General versus Patient-Specific Recommendations

November 2005

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an intervention focusing clinician attention on drug choice for hypertension treatment improves concordance between drug regimens and guidelines.

Male involvement in cardiovascular preventive healthcare in two rural Costa Rican communities

June 2005

BACKGROUND: Gender differences in health system usage can lead to differences in the incidence of morbidity and mortality.

Post-fielding Surveillance of a Guideline-based Decision Support System

June 2005

Quality assurance (QA) processes for new technologies are used to ensure safety.

Veterans' study to improve the control of hypertension (V-STITCH): design and methodology, The

April 2005

Background:Among the 60 million Americans with hypertension, only approximately 31% have their blood pressure (BP) under control (Objectives:A randomized controlled health services intervention...

Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 3: Hypertension Care

January 2005

Objective: Hypertension affects more than 50 million people in the United States alone.

Evaluating Provider Adherence in a Trial of a Guideline-based Decision Support System for Hypertension

December 2004

Measurement of provider adherence to a guideline-based decision support system (DSS) presents a number of important challenges.

An intelligent case-adjustment algorithm for the automated design of population-based quality auditing protocols

December 2004

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often present with dyspnea and severe functional limitations, but their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been...

Health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

November 2004

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) often present with dyspnea and severe functional limitations, but their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been...

Clinician Awareness of Adherence to Hypertension Guidelines

November 2004

Purpose:Little is known about how well clinicians are aware of their own adherence to clinical guidelines, an important indicator of quality.

Diet and Physical Activity Counseling During Ambulatory Care Visits in the United States

October 2004

BACKGROUND: Research is limited regarding national patterns of behavioral counseling during ambulatory care.

Translating research into practice: organizational issues in implementing automated decision support for hypertension in three medical centers

September 2004

Information technology can support the implementation of clinical research findings in practice settings.

Developing Quality Indicators and Auditing Protocols from Formal Guideline Models: Knowledge Representation and Transformations

December 2003

Automated quality assessment of clinician actions and patient outcomes is a central problem in guideline- or standards-based medical care.

Graphical Displays to Improve Guideline-Based Therapy of Hypertension

December 2003

Evidence Base for Tight Blood Pressure Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, The

April 2003

Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of morbidity and death in the United States.

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Carbohydrate Diets

April 2003

Context Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety.

Randomized Controlled Community-based Nutrition and Exercise Intervention Improves Glycemia and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Rural Costa Rica

January 2003

OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes, especially in developing countries, has grown over the past decades.

Patient Safety in Guideline-Based Decision Support for Hypertension Management: ATHENA DSS

December 2002

The Institute of Medicine recently issued a landmark report on medical error. In light of this report, every aspect of health care is subject to new scrutiny regarding patient safety.

Framework for Evidence-adaptive Quality Assessment that Unifies Guideline-based and Performance-indicator Approaches, A

October 2002

Automated quality assessment of clinician actions and patient outcomes is a central problem in guideline- or standards-based medical care.

Accuracy of Computerized Outpatient Diagnoses in a VA General Medicine Clinic

January 2002

BACKGROUND: Electronically available data, both administrative, such as outpatient encounter diagnostic data, and clinical, such as problem lists, are being used increasingly for outcome and...

Blood Pressure Book, The

December 2001

Once again the authors have brought this basic backlist book up to current standards including the newest information available on medication, diet, and exercise.

Glycine Allele of a Glycine/Arginine Polymorphism in the §2 Adrenergic Receptor Gene Is Associated with Essential Hypertension in a Population of Chinese Origin, The

December 2001

Building an Explanation Function for a Hypertension Decision-Support System

December 2001

ATHENA DSS is a decision-support system that provides recommendations for managing hypertension in primary care. ATHENA DSS is built on a component-based architecture called EON.

Evaluating the Cardiovascular Tolerance for Sex

December 2000

The cardiovascular tolerance for sex has largely been equated with physical activity, yet sexual arousal plays a major role.

Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendations of the Princeton Consensus Panel

December 2000

Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in both sexes and adversely affects patients' quality of life and well being.