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Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Monday, February 24, 2014
Marital status, dipping and nocturnal blood pressure: results from the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial
pressure normally declines during the night ('dipping'); a blunted
nocturnal decline is an important cardiovascular risk factor. Marriage
may be associated with lower ambulatory blood pressure, although this
may be confounded by socio-economic and dietary factors. We examined the
association of marital status with nocturnal dipping and night-time SBP
amongst individuals on a controlled diet.
analysed 325 individuals enrolled in the Dietary Approaches to Stop
Hypertension trial who had available 24-h SBP data and who ingested a
control diet. Logistic and linear regression models were fit to estimate
the association of marital status with nocturnal dipping and mean
Of the 325 individuals, 52.9%
were men, the average age was 45.1 years and 48.9% reported being
married. Compared with nonmarried individuals, those who were married
had greater adjusted odds of dipping [odds ratio (OR) 2.26; 95%
confidence interval (CI) 1.26-4.03; P = 0.01]. In adjusted models, being
married was associated with lower night-time SBP (-2.4 mmHg; 95% CI
-3.8 to -0.9 mmHg; P = 0.002), with the suggestion of a greater
association in married men compared with married women (-3.1 vs.
-1.7 mmHg); there was less difference for married nonblacks compared
with married blacks (-2.7 and -2.4 mmHg, respectively).
married is independently associated with a greater likelihood of
nocturnal dipping and with lower night-time SBP among individuals
participating in a controlled dietary intervention; the association was
particularly strong in married men. Marital status is a variable that
may be considered in future analyses of ambulatory blood pressure.