Jean Marjoram

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Blood pressure is probably the most common measurement used in clinical practice and the most common reason for initiation of long term treatment. Recent guidelines for the use of ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure recommend its use in both initial diagnosis (before starting treatment) and assessing control. If ambulatory monitoring is to be used more(More)
BACKGROUND A 2-year study was undertaken to determine the best way of setting up faecal occult blood screening for colorectal cancer in a single general practice in north Birmingham, a district with no pre-existing hospital-based screening programme for colorectal cancer. This programme was set up in close collaboration with the Departments of Surgery and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess alternatives to measuring ambulatory pressure, which best predicts response to treatment and adverse outcome. SETTING Three general practices in England. DESIGN Validation study. PARTICIPANTS Patients with newly diagnosed high or borderline high blood pressure; patients receiving treatment for hypertension but with poor control. (More)
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