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AIM: To compare clinical efficacy of standard outpatient follow-up of hypertensive patients with efficacy of such follow-up with application of internet techniques and mobile telephone systems (ITMTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two groups of hypertensive patients were examined: group 1 (n=97, 45% females, age 49 +/- 11 years) on one-year ITMTS follow-up; group 2 (n=102, 50% females, age 51 +/- 11 years) on standard one-year follow-up. Clinical efficacy was assessed by the rate of achievement and maintenance of target blood pressure, dynamics of modifiable risk factors (smoking, obesity) for a year. RESULTS: Withdrawal in group 1 was 36%, target blood pressure was achieved in 77% patients vs. 12% in group 2 (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Introduction of ITMTS technologies into outpatient clinics activity considerably raises efficacy of outpatient treatment of hypertensive patients.
Kiselev AR, Schwarz VA, Posnenkova OM, Gridnev VI, Dovgalevsky PYa, Oschepkova EV, Evstifeeva SE. Outpatient prophylaxis and treatment of arterial hypertension with application of mobile telephone systems and internet-techniques. Ter Arkh 2011; 83(4): 46-52.