Treatment for Blood Pressures

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Boston Children's Hopsital, Boston, MA
Eligibility
< 18
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Blood Pressures

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a non-invasive blood pressure monitoring device can accurately measure blood pressure in children.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Blood Pressures. Measurement will happen over the course of One hour during procedure.

One hour during procedure
Blood Pressure Comparison

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

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Trial Design

1 Treatment Groups

Control

This trial requires 30 total participants across 1 different treatment groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: one hour during procedure
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly one hour during procedure for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
K. B.
Karen Boretsky, Anesthesiologist
Boston Children's Hospital

Closest Location

Boston Children's Hopsital - Boston, MA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Plan to receive an invasive arterial blood pressure monitor as part of their anesthesia care plan at the BCH Longwood campus

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes blood pressures?

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There is a range of factors that can cause blood pressure to be raised, and it is also possible for blood pressure to be lowered. People with low blood pressure may not be in a position to increase their blood pressure by exercise. For most people, there are risk factors which increase the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

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Can blood pressures be cured?

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Even if they are a primary cause of many heart attacks and strokes, and are the primary or secondary cause of other heart and blood vessel disorders, blood pressures (hypertension and/or hypotension) cannot be cured.

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What are common treatments for blood pressures?

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Blood pressure for most people is raised by lifestyle changes or medication. However, a small number also have high blood pressure and are treated with medication only, or with aspirin only. Some of these people have the genetic hypertension syndrome.

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How many people get blood pressures a year in the United States?

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Approximately 38.5 million US adults had at least 1 ambulatory blood pressure measurement in 1998. At least 24% of the US population, aged 65 years or over, had a blood pressure of 180/90 mm Hg or higher.

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What is blood pressures?

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Blood pressures are factors for the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Elevated levels of blood pressures can lead to organ damage and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack and other potentially fatal cardiovascular diseases.\n

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What are the signs of blood pressures?

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A pressure measurement <120/80 mmHg is a significant predictor of hypertension, especially in males aged 40-65 years, males with impaired fasting glucose, smokers with poor lung function and patients with dyslipidaemia.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating blood pressures?

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There have not been many major advancements in lowering the incidence of hypertension in humans. For example, angiotensin I receptor blockers are commonly used but not effective in preventing hypertension. Other medications commonly used to treat hypertension are not effective. However, there have been improvements in the development of ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, nitric oxide medications, and calcium channel blockers. These medications have a much higher efficacy rate. Currently, patients with uncontrolled hypertension and no reversal of hypertension can take either one of the ACE inhibitors or a beta blocker. This medication requires an adjustment of the dose according to the patient's response. In the case of the beta blockers, the dosage must be lowered to avoid side effects.

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What are the common side effects of treatment?

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In clinical practice, many patients experience adverse effects of anticancer drugs and anticancer therapies. It is important to report these adverse effects. There are no reports of the side effects of sibo in clinical practice.

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How serious can blood pressures be?

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Blood pressure is very important when assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risks. Some risks such as high systolic blood pressures and high low diastolic blood pressures can increase cardiovascular disease risks exponentially. Blood pressure monitoring and treatment are very important when assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risks.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving treatment?

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[Treatment trials are underway for a variety of ALS diseases with the goal of improving the patient's quality of life and, in the process, lowering their survival rate.] This research is important because it adds to a growing body of available data on ALS diagnosis and progression and may be important in informing treatment approaches. Patients enrolled in these trials should discuss the risks and benefits with their family, who represent their primary care provider prior to, during, and after the study. Such communication will benefit future patients and help advance research on ways to slow and reverse ALS development.

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What are the latest developments in treatment for therapeutic use?

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Recently, there has been a significant improvement in treatment options for cardiovascular diseases with the advent of novel anti-atherosclerotic therapies. However, most of the recent advances were from conventional treatments. The potential therapeutic possibilities for cardiovascular diseases are still vast and the progress in pharmacological research in the near future will continue to pave the way for newer therapeutic options.

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What is the average age someone gets blood pressures?

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There is some concern for the feasibility and cost effectiveness of lowering blood pressure targets for treatment of hypertension to reduce the incidence of cerebral strokes. Although there is moderate evidence to suggest that lowering blood pressures may reduce stroke risk, people over 70 years of age are at high risk of developing a stroke if it is lowered to the same level that is achieved when treating hypertension in people under 70 years old.

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