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[Outpatient prophylaxis and treatment of arterial hypertension with application of mobile telephone systems and Internet techniques].

Terapevticheskii arkhiv (Impact Factor: 0.15). 01/2011; 83(4):46-52.
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ABSTRACT To compare clinical efficacy of standard outpatient follow-up of hypertensive patients with efficacy of such follow-up with application of internet techniques and mobile telephone systems (ITMTS).
Two groups of hypertensive patients were examined: group 1 (n=97, 45% females, age 49 +/- 11 years) on one-year ITMTS follow-up; group 2 (n=102, 50% females, age 51 +/- 11 years) on standard one-year follow-up. Clinical efficacy was assessed by the rate of achievement and maintenance of target blood pressure, dynamics of modifiable risk factors (smoking, obesity) for a year.
Withdrawal in group 1 was 36%, target blood pressure was achieved in 77% patients vs. 12% in group 2 (p < 0.001).
Introduction of ITMTS technologies into outpatient clinics activity considerably raises efficacy of outpatient treatment of hypertensive patients.

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