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Hypertension and ManagementISSN: 2474-3690

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510063

Undiagnosed Hypertension and Its Associated Factors among Adult People Living in Southern Ethiopia: Evidence from Gunchire Woreda of Gurage Zone

Demamu Haligamo, Abinet Ayalew, Hilina Genemo and Nega Yiriga

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 18, 2021

Hypertension is defined as two or more readings of systolic blood pressure measurement of 130 mmHg or higher or diastolic blood pressure measurement of 80 mmHg or higher. In the early stages, symptoms of hypertension (HTN) are often not detectable and thus many people with the disease are left undiagnosed. Undiagnosed HTN increases the risk of complications such as renal failure, myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke and premature death. There is paucity of data concerning undiagnosed hyp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510064

A New Approach to Validate the Use of Brachial Blood Pressure to Assess Non-Invasive Aortic Pressure in Human Beings

Franco Pessana, Eng, PhD, Ramiro Sánchez, MD, PhD, Gustavo Lev, MD, PhD, Micaela Mirada, MD, Oscar Mendiz, MD, PhD, Agustin Ramírez, MD, PhD and Edmundo Cabrera Fischer, MD, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 24, 2021

It has been demonstrated that the noninvasive evaluation of aortic blood pressure has a prognostic value but limited by the inaccuracy linked to technical errors and a differences in the pressure wave analysis. The aim of this study was to compare two methods used to validate the non-invasively central blood pressure waveforms obtained with an oscillometic device, with those recorded by intra-arterial measurements at the aortic level. In this study were included 20 subjects, 10 males (68 ± 12-y...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510062

The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes Mellitus among Civil Service Workers in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

OLAYINKA Adeyosola Adijat, ALABI, Elizabeth Folakemi, ADEJUMO Adesola and ATOLAGBE James E

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 06, 2021

Diabetes mellitus is a silent killer and one of the leading causes of death globally. Its complications include damage to the brain, heart, kidney and the limbs. More than 50% of people living with the disease are oblivious to it especially in Nigeria where poor healthcare, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle and poverty persist. Unfortunately, Civil Service workers in Osogbo, Osun States do not know their diabetic status. Hence, this study, seeks to determine the prevalence and risk factors of ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510061

Knowledge, Attitude and Lifestyle Practices Pertaining to Hypertension among the People of Ahoe-Ho

Bernard Sefah, Addison Onyame, Christopher Ankrah, Patrick Tetteh Adjetey and Mavis Deladem Nutornutsi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 28, 2021

Hypertension has been on high prevalence recently in developing countries of which Ghana is of no exception. Over the period, hypertension education has mostly been geared towards people who already have been diagnosed of the condition leaving most of the general population in the dark. This untargeted portion of the population tend to predispose themselves to the condition as they ignorantly involved themselves in high-risk activities. A cross-sectional descriptive research design was adopted t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510060

Midodrine for Prevention of Intradialytic Hypotension in High Risk Patients at a Tertiary Referral Hospital: A Retrospective Study

Saja AL-Habardi, Maryam AL-Dhaefi, Mohammed AL-Essa, Maha AL-Ammari, Yousef AL-Rajhi and Rami Bustami

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 27, 2021

Intradialysis hypotension (IDH) is the most common complication during hemodialysis procedure. Midodrine, an oral α-1 adrenergic agonist, is commonly used to prevent IDH. However, limited data is available to demonstrate midodrine effectiveness in prevention of IDH in high-risk hemodialysis patients. To evaluate the effectiveness of using midodrine in patients receiving hemodialysis concerning the incidence of IDH. Also, we aimed to explore the appropriate dose for midodrine use to prevent IDH....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510059

Illness Perceptions and Adherence to Medication Regimen among Hypertensive Patients Attending a County Referral Hospital in Kenya

Salome Oyiela Otenyo and Deborah Kemunto Kereri

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 24, 2021

Although various factors have been investigated across hypertensive patients to try to explain the factors that affect medication adherence, the role of illness representations among the Kenyan hypertensive population is still unclear. This study aimed at investigating the influence of illness representation on medication adherence among hypertensive patients attending a County Referral Hospital in Kenya. A Quantitative research design, utilizing a simple random sampling method was adapted. The ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510057

Uncontrolled Hypertension and Associated Factors among Hypertensive Adults in Bale Zone Public Hospitals, Ethiopia

Feyissa Lemessa and Miressa Lamessa

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 31, 2021

Although blood pressure control has tremendous public health benefit, and has effective treatments, the global rate of uncontrolled blood pressure remains high. In sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia uncontrolled blood pressure resulted in a significant morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, uncontrolled hypertension among adult hypertensive patients remains unclear and has been inadequately studied in Ethiopia, in the study area in particular. This study assessed uncontrolled hypertension an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510056

Amlodipine or Lisinopril in Combination with Bendroflumethiazide in Clinic Blood Pressure Control among Hypertensive Tanzanians with Moderate to Severe Hypertension: A Comparison Study

Pilly Chillo, Ritha Awe, and Appolinary Kamuhabwa

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 29, 2021

Recent guidelines have suggested combination therapy as initial treatment in hypertensive patients with ≥ grade 2 hypertension, aiming to achieve target blood pressure (BP) goal faster and more effectively. Both calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are in the list of first-line antihypertensives, however the choice of the combination therapy is left to the discretion of the clinician, and there are concerns that ACEIs are less effective in BP red...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510055

Physician Perceived Barriers and Solutions to DASH Diet Recommendations for Hypertension Prevention and Management

Ha Eun Park, Sarah J Billups and Lisa M Schilling

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 29, 2021

The Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension (DASH) is considered first-line therapy for hypertension, yet clinical practice implementation remains suboptimal. We designed a survey to assess four domains: (1) Provider beliefs/knowledge of DASH benefits, (2) Patient characteristics influencing likelihood of recommendation, (3) Practice barriers to provision of DASH diet advice, and (4) Resources of perceived value. The survey was sent to University of Colorado School of medicine primary care pro...

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