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The occurrence of post-exercise hypotension after resistance exercise is controversial, and its mechanisms are unknown. To evaluate the effect of different resistance exercise intensities on post-exercise blood pressure (BP), and hemodynamic and autonomic mechanisms, 17 normotensives underwent three experimental sessions: control (C—40 min of rest), low-(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is highly prevalent among kidney transplantation recipients and considered as an important cardiovascular risk factor influencing patient survival and kidney graft survival. Aim. Compare the blood pressure (BP) control in kidney transplant patients through the use of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is more comparable with the(More)
Hypertension is a ubiquitous and serious disease. Regular exercise has been recommended as a strategy for the prevention and treatment of hypertension because of its effects in reducing clinical blood pressure; however, ambulatory blood pressure is a better predictor of target-organ damage than clinical blood pressure, and therefore studying the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the isolated and associated effects of estrogen therapy (estradiol valerate 1 mg/d orally) and physical exercise (moderate aerobic exercise, 3 h/wk) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and menopausal symptoms among women who had undergone hysterectomy. DESIGN A 6-month, randomized, double-blind,(More)
INTRODUCTION It is important to know the reasons for resubmitting research projects to the Research Ethics Committee in order to help researchers to prepare their research projects, informed consent forms and needed research documentation. OBJECTIVES To verify the reasons for resubmitting projects that were previously rejected by the Ethics Committee. (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the importance of providing guidelines to patients via active telephone calls for blood pressure control and for preventing the discontinuation of treatment among hypertensive patients. INTRODUCTION Many reasons exist for non-adherence to medical regimens, and one of the strategies employed to improve treatment compliance is the use(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy and reliability of mercury and aneroid sphygmomanometers. Measurement of accuracy of calibration and evaluation of physical conditions were carried out in 524 sphygmomanometers, 351 from a hospital setting, and 173 from private medical offices. Mercury sphyg- momanometers were considered inaccurate if(More)
OBJECTIVES To pool data from individual subjects in an attempt to determine an operational threshold for making clinical decisions based on the self-recorded blood pressure (SRBP) and to examine how many hypertensive subjects, diagnosed by conventional blood pressure (CBP) measurement, would have a self-recorded blood pressure within the normotensive range(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study investigated the effect of a single bout of low-intensity resistance exercise on recovery blood pressure in hypertensive women receiving captopril. METHODS Twelve essential hypertensive women, who were receiving captopril, underwent two experimental sessions: control (C - 40 min of seated rest) and low-intensity resistance(More)
The importance of the arterial baroreflex control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) has been investigated in physiological conditions and in cardiovascular dysfunctions. However, there is no consensus about the role played by the MSNA in hypertensive states, probably due to the diversity of the methods used to study the arterial baroreflex control(More)