Yuan-yuan Kang

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We studied the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in an elderly Chinese population. The study subjects (age ≥60 years) were recruited from a suburban town of Shanghai from 2006 to 2008. We administered a standardized questionnaire to collect information on medical history, the use of medications and lifestyle. We measured blood(More)
Hypertension guidelines propose home or ambulatory blood pressure monitoring as indispensable after office measurement. However, whether preference should be given to home or ambulatory monitoring remains undetermined. In 831 untreated outpatients (mean age, 50.6 years; 49.8% women), we measured office (3 visits), home (7 days), and 24-h ambulatory blood(More)
BACKGROUND Permeability glycoprotein is encoded by the ATP-binding cassette B1 gene (ABCB1) and is an extruder of toxic metabolites in the kidney. A functional common polymorphism (C3435T, rs1045642) in the human ABCB1 gene has been found to be associated with allograft outcome in kidney transplant patients. In this study, we investigated the association of(More)
Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a measure of arterial stiffness and predicts cardiovascular events and mortality in the general population and various patient populations. In the present study, we investigated the predictive value of brachial-ankle PWV for mortality in an elderly Chinese population. Our study subjects were older (≥60 years) persons living in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor AVITA BPM15S for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol revision 2010 of the European Society of Hypertension. METHOD Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were sequentially measured in 33 Chinese adults(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor AVITA BPM17 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were sequentially(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure (BP) monitor A&D UA-1020 with two different-shaped cuffs for home BP monitoring according to the British Hypertension Society (BHS) Protocol. METHODS We recruited individuals for each of the two cuffs (D-ring and cylindrical) until there were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor SCIAN LD-735 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010. METHODS Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured sequentially in 33 adult Chinese(More)
No previous population study assessed sublingual capillary density (CD) or perfused boundary region (PBR). Lower PBR indicates greater glycocalyx width. In 252 Han and 220 She Chinese and 254 Flemish people (mean age, 51.1 years; 54.7% women), representing random population samples, we measured total and perfused CD and PBR in the sublingual capillary bed,(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure monitor A&D UA-1020 with six different-shaped or different-sized cuffs according to the British Hypertension Society protocol. METHODS We recruited 136 individuals for four D-ring cuffs (adult, large, small, and medium) and 114 individuals(More)