Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Korotin A.S.

Saratov State Medical University n.a. VI. Razumovsky, Department of Polyclinic Therapy, Post-graduate

Evaluation of treatment of patients with essential hypertension at primary care units using structured questionnaires (a polyclinic of the Saratov region as an example)

Year: 2016, volume 12 Issue: №4 Pages: 560-565
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: Gerasimov S.N., Korotin A.S., Alexandrova I.N., Popova Yu.V.
Organization: Saratov Institute of Cardiology, Russia, Krasnoarmeysk Regional Hospital, Engels City Polyclinic №4
Summary:

The aim of the article is to assess patients' view on the treatment of hypertension in polyclinic located in the Saratov region using structured questionnaires. Material and Methods. 83 patients (aged 64.6±9.6 years, males 30%) with the diagnosis of essential hypertension who referred to the polyclinic of workers settlement of the Saratov region during the period from July 1, 2015 to July 7, 2015 were interviewed. The questionnaire for patients with elevated blood pressure (BP) developed by S. N. Gerasimov et al. (2015) was used. The questionnaire included 16 questions organized in the following panels: awareness of hypertension and risk factors, BP self-monitoring, conducted treatment, compliance to therapy, referrals to medical care. Results. 90% of the interviewed patients have known previously about BP elevation; 90% of respondents have had a tonometer; 84% of hypertensives measured BP no rare then once a week, and 54% did it daily; 88% of enrollers regularly take antihypertensive drugs. Only 36% of patients could be classified as compliant to therapy according the Morisky — Green scale (had 4 points). 92% of respondents have received one or more advice on lifestyle modification: 82% — advice on eating, 66% — advice on weight reduction, 55% — advice on physical activity, 28% — advice on smoking cessation, 26% — advice on alcohol consumption. 62.7% of patients were interested in organization of special follow-up program. Conclusion. High frequency of BP self-measurement was identified together with low compliance of patients to antihypertensive therapy, good knowledge on non-pharmacologic treatment interventions.

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Perspectives of anatomical and clinical criteria use in revascularization of patients with stable coronary artery disease

Year: 2015, volume 11 Issue: №3 Pages: 280-286
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Genkal E.N., Posnenkova О.М., Kiselev A.R., Korotin A.S., Gridnev V.I., Dovgalevsky P.Ya.
Organization: Saratov Institute of Cardiology, Russia, Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The aim of the study is to describe the development of the algorithm for the data analysis of Russian coronary artery disease (CAD) Registry. The algorithm allows determining the need in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and evaluation the validity of PCI in patients with stable CAD on the basis of appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization by the American College of Cardiology. Two measures propose for clinical decision support and automated assessment of PCI appropriateness «The need in PCI in patients with stable CAD» and «PCI validity in patients with stable CAD».

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