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WHO | Outcomes and costs of implementing a community-based intervention for hypertension in an urban slum in Kenya

article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Outcomes and costs of implementing a community-based intervention for hypertension in an urban slum in Kenya

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Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Program on Care for Black Patients with Hypertension: Important…

Objective Evaluate the effect of a pay-for-performance intervention on the quality of hypertension care provided to black patients and determine whether it produced risk selection.

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Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A…

Objective To examine adherence to guideline-concordant hypertension treatment practices at community health centers (CHCs) compared with private physicians’ offices.

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and socio demographic determinants of hypertension in…

Hypertension is the leading cardiovascular risk factor globally as well as in Malaysia.

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Re: How much excess body weight, blood sugar, or age can double the risk of hypertension?

In their interesting article, Dr.

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and risk factors related to hypertension among urban…

Han and Mongolian populations constitute approximately 96 % of the population of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the two ethnic groups have different genetic backgrounds and lifestyle.

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Hidden prevalence of chronic kidney disease in hypertensive patients: the strategic role of…

To identify the hidden prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in hypertensive patients.

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Enablers and barriers for implementing high-quality hypertension care in a rural primary care…

Background: Hypertension is a highly prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that can be modified through timely and long-term treatment in primary care.Objective: We explored perspectives of primary care staff and health insurance managers on enablers and barriers for implementing high-quality hypertension care, in the context of a community-based health insurance programme in rural Nigeria.Design: Qualitative study using semi-structured individual interviews with primary care staff (n = 11) and health insurance managers (n=4).

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Experiences from the Field: Innovative Approaches to Improving Heart Health in Malawi

Alice Maida, MD, MPH, CDC Malawi As a Medical Program Specialist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Malawi, I provide HIV technical support at the national and site level. My public health practitioner work with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) national HIV program and PEPFAR implementing partners has provided many opportunities to engage in implementation science and expand evidence-based comprehensive models for HIV care and treatment. Recognizing the increased burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) among Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV), especially cardiovascular disease, my scope of work has expanded to support the integration of hypertension care at PEPFAR-supported HIV care delivery sites.

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Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.

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World HTN Day— High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has become a global crisis

In the United States, about 70 million or 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg) , and only about half of these adults have their condition under control. Worldwide, high blood pressure is estimated to cause 9 million preventable deaths, and is expected to increase. Commonly referred to as the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, hypertension is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created the Million Hearts® initiative to address this challenge within the United States.  Launched in 2011, it set an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

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January 2014 WHO Bulletin

  The World Health Organization has released the first edition of its 2014 Bulletins. Highlights from the January 2014 issue:   A new free online database for tracking Read More

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New study examines the cost of maternal disease associated with suboptimal breastfeeding

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently published a paper, Cost Analysis of Maternal Disease Associated With Suboptimal Breastfeeding, that takes a closer look at the impact of suboptimal breastfeeding levels in the United States on maternal disease and the associated costs. According to the authors: If observed associations between breastfeeding duration and maternal health are causal, we estimate that current breastfeeding rates result in 4,981 excess cases of breast cancer, 53,847 cases of hypertension, and 13,946 cases of myocardial infarction compared with a cohort of 1.88 million U.S. women who optimally breastfed. They also found: Using a 3% discount rate, suboptimal breastfeeding incurs a total of $17.4 billion in cost to society resulting from premature death (95% confidence interval [CI] $4.38–24.68 billion), $733.7 million in direct costs (95% CI $612.9–859.7 million), and $126.1 million indirect morbidity costs (95% CI $99.00–153.22 million). Access the paper abstract here

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Prevalence of hypertension in overweight and obese children from a large…

Background: The ongoing rise in the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents is considered to be accompanied with the epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity. In this study, we established a large scale cross-sectional study in Shanghai, China, which presented a new evidence for the correlation of hypertension prevalence with overweight and obesity stages in Chinese children and adolescents. Methods: A school-based cross-sectional study was conducted during February to December 2009 in Shanghai, China, including total 78,114 children and adolescents. Body weight, height, waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure (BP) were measured.

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