Search for dissertations about: "thesis on blood pressure"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 491 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on blood pressure.

  1. 1. Blood pressure in advanced age : with focus on epidemiology, cognitive impairment and mortality

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Lena Molander; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : Medical and Health Sciences Clinical Medicine Geriatrics; Medicin och hälsovetenskap Klinisk medicin Geriatrik; Blood pressure; hypertension; very old; mortality; epidemiology; cognitive impairment; dementia; Blodtryck; hypertoni; mycket gamla; dödlighet; epidemiologi; demens; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Geriatrics and medical gerontology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; Geriatrics; geriatrik; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : The general conception is that blood pressure increases with age, but that diastolic blood pressure (DBP) starts decreasing in the elderly. There are, however, indications that systolic blood pressure (SBP) might also decline in advanced age, but further studies are needed to establish whether this is true. READ MORE

  2. 2. Studies on sitting pressure and buttock microcirculation : aiming at developing an alarm in the prevention of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries

    University dissertation from Institutionen för biomedicin och kirurgi

    Author : Johan Thorfinn; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Agricultural Sciences Veterinary Science Clinical Science; Lantbruksvetenskaper Veterinärmedicin Klinisk vetenskap; Blood supply; Buttocks; Hyperemia; Ischemia; Laser-Doppler flowmetry; Microcirculation; Posture physiology; Pressure; Skin blood supply; VETERINARY MEDICINE Medicine; VETERINÄRMEDICIN Medicin;

    Abstract : Pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries are a major problem, the prevalence in this group being reported as high as 20 – 30 percent. Most pressure ulcers develop around the pelvic girdle, and the key-contributing factor in the development of pressure ulcers is ischaemia due to longstanding pressure. READ MORE

  3. 3. Heritability of blood pressure: monogenes and polygenes

    University dissertation from Diabetes and Endocrinology

    Author : Cristiano Fava; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : Biomedicinska vetenskaper; Medicine human and vertebrates ; Biomedical sciences; kidney; Adducin-1; CLC-kb; Gitelman syndrome; association; heritabilty; genetics; hypertension; Blood pressure; blood pressure variability; Medicin människa och djur ; Endocrinology; secreting systems; diabetology; Endokrinologi; sekretion; diabetologi; Biologi; Biology; MEDICIN; MEDICINE;

    Abstract : High blood pressure (BP) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Both genetic and environmental factors are implicated in BP homeostatsis and hypertension development. READ MORE

  4. 4. Pressure sores : risk assessment and prevention

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Margareta Lindgren; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : Medical and Health Sciences; Medicin och hälsovetenskap; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to study the prevalence, incidence, prevention and treatment of pressure sores, to further develop a risk assessment scale, and test the reliability and validity of this scale, to identify risk factors for pressure sore development, and to study skin blood flow in non-blanchable erythema areas as compared to undamaged skin.Criteria used for pressure sore assessment were persistent discoloration i. READ MORE

  5. 5. Preventing pressure ulcers by assessment of the microcirculation in tissue exposed to pressure

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Sara Bergstrand; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences Nursing; Medicin och hälsovetenskap Hälsovetenskaper Omvårdnad; Medical and Health Sciences Clinical Medicine; Medicin och hälsovetenskap Klinisk medicin; Pressure ulcer; photoplethysmography; laser Doppler flowmetry; non-invasive; tissue blood flow; reactive hyperemia; pressure-induced vasodilation; interface pressure; risk assessment;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to combine optical methods into a system with the ability to simultaneously measure blood flow changes at different tissue depths. The goal of such a system was to reveal vascular mechanisms relevant to pressure ulcer etiology under clinically relevant conditions and in relation to the evaluation of pressure-redistribution support surfaces. READ MORE