HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
White-coat effect is virtually eliminated using a non-drug hypertension

San Francisco -- May 16, 2005 -- The "White Coat" Effect, a condition that affects up to 25% of hypertensive patients, was virtually eliminated by a non-drug hypertension treatment device, named RESPeRATE. The "White Coat Effect" refers to the common finding that blood pressures measured in doctors' offices are usually higher than those measured at home or in other settings. Individuals whose blood pressures in the medical office rise = 140/90 mm Hg, but are normal at home, are often called "White Coat Hypertensives." The new finding, released today at the Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) stems from analyses of pooled data taken from 6 separate clinical trials, performed with the device.

The analysis, led by Dr. William J. Elliott, from the Department of Preventive Medicine, RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago found that 8-weeks of fifteen minutes/day of self-treatment using device-guided slow breathing with the RESPeRATE device resulted in a ~80% reduction of the white-coat effect in the treatment group compared to only ~40% reduction in the control group (21/12 mm Hg reduction of office to home blood pressure difference from initial value in treatment group vs. 11/6 mmHg in control; P=0.002/0.02). No side-effects were reported, and these effects were independent of gender and medication status.

"These findings are very encouraging, especially since this condition (white-coat hypertension) does not usually respond to drug treatment, as giving more antihypertensive drugs often makes the person have too low a blood pressure at home," said Dr. Elliott. "The reduction in both office and home blood pressure and the attenuation of the white-coat effect with the RESPeRATE device are both consistent with a reduction of sympathetic activity, which is a proposed mechanism of how paced breathing works."

These new results further validate and extend the clinical situations in which RESPeRATE
'"/>

Contact: Tom Kirwan
tkirwan@intercure.com
3475287734
InterCure
16-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
2. Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some menopausal side effects
3. Developing a more effective vaccine for tuberculosis
4. Cost-effective method for gene silencing is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
5. Negative effects of plastics additive blocked by nutrient supplements
6. Implanon, Norplant and Jadelle are all effective contraceptives -- but side effects vary
7. High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women
8. Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite
9. New compound effectively treats fungal infections
10. Northern forests less effective than tropical forests in reducing global warming
11. Cisplatin is more effective than carboplatin for treating nonsmall cell lung cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... and ITHACA, N.Y. , June ... Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today announced ... designed to help reduce the chances that the global ... onset of this dairy project, Cornell University has become ... Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety initiative ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... 2017 RAM Group , Singaporean ... breakthrough in biometric authentication based on a ... to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors are based ... by Ram Group and its partners. This sensor will ... chains and security. Ram Group is a next ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in ... and evolving technology through its 3D Printing and Smart ... the expo portion of the event and feature a ... on trending topics within 3D printing and smart manufacturing. ... will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the Jacob K. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/14/2017)... ... September 14, 2017 , ... AxioMed is pleased to ... Dr. Steven Yang completed the procedure on a 35-year-old female patient suffering from ... disc at level L5-S1. The patient failed conservative treatments prior to undergoing surgery. ...
(Date:9/14/2017)... ... September 14, 2017 , ... AIM Global, the worldwide standards agency for AIDC ... the 2017 Case Study Competition for AIDC. The award is given to those ... and push the adoption of automated data collection systems further. The TRACTUS platform, ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... AMRI, a global contract research, development ... and quality of life for more than 25 years, today announced that John ... the International Standards Organization/Technical Committee 194: Biological and Clinical Evaluation of Medical ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , ... September 12, 2017 , ... ... and highly scalable cloud-based platform for ambulatory patient monitoring and clinical trial support, ... Advance Clinical Trials conference in Boston. , Launched in 2005, PhysIQ leverages ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: