Chronic diseases and conditions (i.e., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke) are prolonged conditions that often do not improve and can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life. Important issues being studied include how to improve chronic disease management, including patient self-management, as well as strategies to improve chronic disease prevention.
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(5 of more than 460 HYPERTENSION focused publications)
- Carey RM, Muntner P, Bosworth HB, Whelton PK. Prevention and Control of Hypertension: JACC Health Promotion Series. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2018 Sep 11; 72(11):1278-1293.
- Kim D, Lee KM, Freiman MR, Powell WR, Klings ES, Rinne ST, Miller DR, Rose AJ, Wiener RS. Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension in the United States. Actual versus Recommended Use. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2018 Jun 1; 15(6):693-701.
- Jackson GL, Stechuchak KM, Weinberger M, Bosworth HB, Coffman CJ, Kirshner MA, Edelman D. How Views of the Organization of Primary Care Among Patients with Hypertension Vary by Race or Ethnicity. Military medicine. 2018 Apr 17.
- Roldan PC, Ho GY, Ho PM. Updates to Adherence to Hypertension Medications. Current Hypertension Reports. 2018 Apr 10; 20(4):34.
- Sink KM, Evans GW, Shorr RI, Bates JT, Berlowitz D, Conroy MB, Felton DM, Gure T, Johnson KC, Kitzman D, Lyles MF, Servilla K, Supiano MA, Whittle J, Wiggers A, Fine LJ. Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in the Treatment of Hypertension: Results from the Randomized Clinical Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018 Apr 1; 66(4):679-686.
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(5 of more than 48 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)
- Impact of Intensive BP Therapy on Patient-Reported Outcomes
This randomized controlled trial compared two strategies for managing systolic blood pressure (SBP) in older adults with hypertension – an intensive strategy with an SBP target of <120 mmHg versus a standard care strategy targeting <140 mmHg – and whether such intensive therapy affects patient-reported outcomes. Findings showed that intensive therapy resulted in a 14.8 mmHg lower blood pressure co...
Date: August 24, 2017
- PACT Initiative Did Not Reduce Most Disparities in Improved Hypertension or Diabetes Control among VA Patients
This study sought to determine whether PACTs helped mitigate national racial/ethnic disparities in VA clinical outcomes, after adjusting for variable implementation and social determinants of health. Findings showed that improvements in clinical outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control had not been achieved for whites or most racial/ethnic groups four years into VA’s system-wide roll-out of ...
Date: June 1, 2017
- Racial Disparities in HIV Quality of Care that May Extend to Common Comorbid Conditions
To more fully understand patterns of racial disparities in the quality of care for persons with HIV infection, this study examined a national cohort of Veterans in care for HIV in the VA healthcare system during 2013. Findings showed that racial disparities were identified in quality of care specific to HIV infection – and in the care of common comorbid conditions. Blacks were less likely than whi...
Date: September 22, 2016
- Pay-for-Performance Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control among Black Veterans with Hypertension without Unintended Consequences
This study sought to evaluate the effect of a pay-for-performance intervention on the quality of hypertension care provided to black Veterans. Findings showed that VA physicians who received performance incentives for meeting guideline-recommended hypertension quality measures demonstrated better performance than control group physicians on a combined measure of BP control or appropriate clinical ...
Date: June 22, 2016
- Telemedicine-Based Intervention Improves Outcomes for Veterans with Poorly Controlled Diabetes
Investigators in this pilot trial developed the Advanced Comprehensive Diabetes Care (ACDC) intervention, which bundles four evidence-based telemedicine approaches – telemonitoring, self-management support, medication management, and depression management – and is designed for practical delivery by existing VA Home Telehealth program nurses using standard VA equipment. Findings showed that the ACD...
Date: November 5, 2015
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( 5 of more than 31 HYPERTENSION focused projects
|| Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension
|| Assessing Hypertension Care for Aged Veterans: Balancing Risks and Benefits
|| Aligning Transitions of Care for Post-Stroke Patients with Hypertension
|| Randomized Trial of Titrated Disease Management for Patients with Hypertension
|| Using Stories to address disparities in Hypertension
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- Learn more about the role of VA research in an ongoing, 80-site hypertension study.
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