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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Over a 24-hour Period

The largest study ever conducted of ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) has shown that measuring BP over a 24-hour period predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality much better than do office or clinic measurements. "Our study suggests that more frequent use of 24-hour blood pressure measurement could improve the diagnosis and management of hypertension, which is the primary cause of premature death and disability worldwide," lead author, José Ramon Banegas. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Fathers Play An Major Role In Their Children's Physical Activity

Research shows that fathers play an important role in their children's eating and physical activity habits, but a new study has found that dads are rarely included in family-based interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity. This study analyzed 85 family-based interventions for childhood obesity prevention conducted around the world since 2008. They examined scientific studies worldwide that tested childhood obesity prevention interventions, and found fathers are nearly absent. The study was published in the journal Preventive Medicine.

Patients Come Back To Emergency Rooms After Discharge

To Find Effective Solutions to address this uncertainty and develop a way to measure patient uncertainty the"Uncertainty Scale" (U-Scale). Patients come back to Emergency Rooms after initial discharge for many reasons, but Jefferson emergency medicine physician Kristin Rising saw a common theme during multiple prior interview-based studies: patients feel uncertain. Uncertain how to manage their symptoms, uncertain which symptoms might be a sign of disease worsening, and uncertain where to go with questions.