1. Correlates of isolated nocturnal hypertension and target organ damage in a population-based cohort of African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study.

    American Journal of Hypertension 26(8):1011 (2013) PMID 23676475 PMCID PMC3879438

    African Americans have higher rates of nocturnal hypertension and less nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping compared with whites. Although nocturnal hypertension is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, its clinical significance among those with normal daytime BP is ...
  2. Correlates of isolated nocturnal hypertension and target organ damage in a population-based cohort of African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study.

    American Journal of Hypertension 26(8):1011 (2013) PMID 23676475 PMCID PMC3879438

    African Americans have higher rates of nocturnal hypertension and less nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping compared with whites. Although nocturnal hypertension is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, its clinical significance among those with normal daytime BP is ...
  3. Correlates of isolated nocturnal hypertension and target organ damage in a population-based cohort of African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study.

    American Journal of Hypertension 26(8):1011 (2013) PMID 23676475 PMCID PMC3879438

    African Americans have higher rates of nocturnal hypertension and less nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping compared with whites. Although nocturnal hypertension is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, its clinical significance among those with normal daytime BP is ...
  4. A novel and simple protocol for the validation of home blood pressure monitors in clinical practice.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 17(5):210 (2012) PMID 22797517

    Although the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for the validation of blood pressure (BP) measuring devices has simplified the validation protocol, it is still not feasible for use in routine clinical practice. We sought to devise a method for validating individual home bloo...
  5. A novel and simple protocol for the validation of home blood pressure monitors in clinical practice.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 17(5):210 (2012) PMID 22797517

    Although the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for the validation of blood pressure (BP) measuring devices has simplified the validation protocol, it is still not feasible for use in routine clinical practice. We sought to devise a method for validating individual home bloo...
  6. Automatic office blood pressure measured without doctors or nurses present.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 17(3):96 (2012) PMID 22425703 PMCID PMC3348395

    We evaluated the agreement between office blood pressure (OBP) measured by a mercury sphygmomanometer (Sphyg) and an automatic (Auto) device without any observers, and compared Auto and Sphyg OBP with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and home blood pressure (HBP). OBP was measured in 75 hypertens...
  7. Automatic office blood pressure measured without doctors or nurses present.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 17(3):96 (2012) PMID 22425703 PMCID PMC3348395

    We evaluated the agreement between office blood pressure (OBP) measured by a mercury sphygmomanometer (Sphyg) and an automatic (Auto) device without any observers, and compared Auto and Sphyg OBP with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and home blood pressure (HBP). OBP was measured in 75 hypertens...
  8. Race differences in the physical and psychological impact of hypertension labeling.

    American Journal of Hypertension 25(4):458 (2012) PMID 22258335 PMCID PMC3693856

    Blood pressure screening is an important component of cardiovascular disease prevention, but a hypertension diagnosis (i.e., label) can have unintended negative effects on patients' well-being. Despite persistent disparities in hypertension prevalence and outcomes, whether the impact of labeling...
  9. Race differences in the physical and psychological impact of hypertension labeling.

    American Journal of Hypertension 25(4):458 (2012) PMID 22258335 PMCID PMC3693856

    Blood pressure screening is an important component of cardiovascular disease prevention, but a hypertension diagnosis (i.e., label) can have unintended negative effects on patients' well-being. Despite persistent disparities in hypertension prevalence and outcomes, whether the impact of labeling...
  10. Can blood pressure measurements taken in the physician's office avoid the 'white coat' bias?

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(5):231 (2011) PMID 21897208

    Obtaining an accurate blood pressure (BP) reading is vital for diagnosing hypertension. However, BP measures taken in the physician's clinic (CBP) are subject to the 'white coat' bias. Measurements taken outside the office using ambulatory (ABP) and home (HBP) monitoring are superior predictors ...
  11. Can blood pressure measurements taken in the physician's office avoid the 'white coat' bias?

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(5):231 (2011) PMID 21897208

    Obtaining an accurate blood pressure (BP) reading is vital for diagnosing hypertension. However, BP measures taken in the physician's clinic (CBP) are subject to the 'white coat' bias. Measurements taken outside the office using ambulatory (ABP) and home (HBP) monitoring are superior predictors ...
  12. Age and the difference between awake ambulatory blood pressure and office blood pressure: a meta-analysis.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(4):159 (2011) PMID 21558845 PMCID PMC3839085

    Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) (ABP) is a better predictor of adverse cardiovascular events than office BP (OBP). Owing to the extensive literature on the 'white coat effect', it is widely believed that ABP tends to be lower than OBP, with statements to this effect in Joint National Committee VI...
  13. Age and the difference between awake ambulatory blood pressure and office blood pressure: a meta-analysis.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(4):159 (2011) PMID 21558845 PMCID PMC3839085

    Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) (ABP) is a better predictor of adverse cardiovascular events than office BP (OBP). Owing to the extensive literature on the 'white coat effect', it is widely believed that ABP tends to be lower than OBP, with statements to this effect in Joint National Committee VI...
  14. Correlations between different measures of clinic, home, and ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(3):142 (2011) PMID 21562456

    It is not well known how clinic, home, and ambulatory measures of blood pressure (BP) correlate with each other. We performed this study to clarify the level of agreement among these different BP measures. We enrolled 56 hypertensive patients (mean age: 60 ± 14 years; 54% were females). The stud...
  15. Correlations between different measures of clinic, home, and ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(3):142 (2011) PMID 21562456

    It is not well known how clinic, home, and ambulatory measures of blood pressure (BP) correlate with each other. We performed this study to clarify the level of agreement among these different BP measures. We enrolled 56 hypertensive patients (mean age: 60 ± 14 years; 54% were females). The stud...
  16. Explaining gender differences in the white coat effect.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(1):1 (2011) PMID 21178767

    To discern whether gender was a unique predictor of the white coat effect (WCE) in a population of normotensives and patients diagnosed with hypertension. Participants (n=252) underwent a doctor's office visit to have their blood pressure measured. Multiple blood pressure readings were taken by ...
  17. Explaining gender differences in the white coat effect.

    Blood Pressure Monitoring 16(1):1 (2011) PMID 21178767

    To discern whether gender was a unique predictor of the white coat effect (WCE) in a population of normotensives and patients diagnosed with hypertension. Participants (n=252) underwent a doctor's office visit to have their blood pressure measured. Multiple blood pressure readings were taken by ...
  18. Masked hypertension defined by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is associated with an increased serum glucose level and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 12(8):578 (2010) PMID 20695934

    The authors evaluated the relationship of hypertensive target organ damage to masked hypertension assessed by ambulatory blood pressure (BP) and home blood pressure (HBP) monitoring in 129 participants without taking antihypertensive medication. Masked hypertension was defined as office BP < or ...
  19. Prehypertension and the risk for cardiovascular disease in the Japanese general population: the Jichi Medical School Cohort Study.

    Journal of Hypertension 28(8):1630 (2010) PMID 20647859

    Prehypertension is associated with an increased risk of the development of hypertension and subsequent cardiovascular disease. However, it is unclear whether the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with prehypertension varies by duration of follow-up (i.e., the first 5 years vs. ...
  20. Prehypertension and the risk for cardiovascular disease in the Japanese general population: the Jichi Medical School Cohort Study.

    Journal of Hypertension 28(8):1630 (2010) PMID 20647859

    Prehypertension is associated with an increased risk of the development of hypertension and subsequent cardiovascular disease. However, it is unclear whether the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with prehypertension varies by duration of follow-up (i.e., the first 5 years vs. ...