Alexandra C Cuckson

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OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of an automated blood pressure device (Microlife 3BTO-A) in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia according to the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocol. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Antenatal ward and clinics at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. POPULATION One hundred and five pregnant women(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring blood pressure with mercury-independent alternatives is rapidly gaining attention. Mercury will be phased out of clinical use as a result of environmental, health and safety concerns and it is of vital importance that any alternative to mercury has to be of a recognized standard. We assessed the accuracy of the Maxi Stabil 3 aneroid(More)
BACKGROUND The market for devices for the self-measurement of blood pressure is growing, and as accuracy is of prime importance, there is increasing pressure for manufacturers to provide evidence of independent testing. Recent reviews have shown that only five automated upper arm devices for self-measurement of blood pressure have been recommended for use.(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the accuracy the Welch Allyn 'Vital Signs' blood pressure monitor in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia according to a modified British Hypertension Society protocol. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Maternity Unit/Obstetric Ward, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. POPULATION Forty-three pregnant women of whom 12(More)
OBJECTIVES Up to one-third of all blood pressure devices sold are for measurement at the wrist. Wrist monitors are thought to be subject to errors associated with movement and incorrect posture. We used the British Hypertension Society protocol to determine the accuracy of the Omron Rx automated wrist blood pressure monitor in adults. We also investigated(More)
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