Blood pressure targets for hypertension in people with diabetes mellitus

November 20, 2013

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: October 2013

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell: This Cochrane Review analysed five studies that evaluated whether lower blood pressure targets were better than standard blood pressure targets for diabetic patients. The evidence did not support lower blood pressure targets in people with raised blood pressure and diabetes. However, further research is needed.

Length of publication: 47 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cochrane Hypertension Group

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Conventional versus automated measurement of blood pressure in primary care

February 10, 2011

Source: BMJ 2011;342:d286 (Online First)

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Date of publication: 7th February 2011

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: The objective of this randomised controlled trial was to compare the quality and accuracy of manual office blood pressure and automated office blood pressure. Primary care practices in five Canadian cities were randomly allocated to the use of either manual or automated office blood pressure.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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2009 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations: the scientific summary

July 10, 2009

Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2009, 25 (5) p. 271-277

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Date of publication: May 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report outlines the recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program for the management of hypertension. Emphasis is placed on promoting lifestyle changes, encouraging home measurement of blood pressure, screening for cardiovascular risks and antihypertensive drug therapy.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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A cardiovascular risk clinic using home BP monitoring

July 10, 2009

Source: Australian Family Physician 2009, 38 (3) p. 163-166

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Date of publication: March 2009

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study involved a nurse-GP protocol driven cardiovascular risk review clinic in an Australian city. Patients with hypertension were invited to the clinic for two appointments, and then continued to measure their blood pressure from home. They were reviewed monthly until their blood pressure was within National Heart Foundation guidelines.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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