Table 66: Wireless and Ambulatory Monitoring
, United States, Company Share by Revenue ($ mn), 2006-2007 86
The report covers global market size and company share data for five market categories including micro-electromechanical systems, multiparameter patient monitoring, non-invasive blood pressure monitors, remote patient monitoring and wireless and ambulatory monitoring
2 Wireless and Ambulatory Monitoring
Market, Historic, 2000 - 2008 47
specializes in continuous ambulatory monitoring
through the use of its proprietary LifeShirt(R) technology, enabling healthcare professionals and researchers to obtain a complete, real-time picture of a patient's physiological status in ambulatory and home settings.
The LifeShirt Preclinical System is the first non-invasive, real-time ambulatory monitoring
system that continuously collects, records and analyzes a broad range of cardiopulmonary parameters.
Table 26: Wireless and Ambulatory Monitoring
, United States, Company Share by Revenue ($ mn), 2006-2007 36
The study's authors recommended ambulatory monitoring
before starting a patient on treatment for hypertension.
One small sampling of topics turns up analyzing and simulating a new integrated printing and drying machine, indoor ambulatory monitoring
for psycho-physiological and behavioral activity assessment, tooth contact analysis of planetary gear trains with equally spaced planets, the anti-friction effect of micro-deep holes for higher pair components, an optical fiber sensing technique for monitoring stray currents in coal mines, modeling and control of unmanned trimaran vehicles, elastic-plastic impact loads of steel spheres impacting on planes, and calculating the ballast water load of a semi-submersible barge.
Study leader Dr Alejandro de la Sierra, from the University of Barcelona in Spain, said: "Physicians should be encouraged to use ambulatory monitoring
to confirm resistant hypertension in their patients as it would ensure the most effective treatment options are used.
In this study, Spanish researchers used 24-hour ambulatory monitoring
to check the blood pressure of 69,045 patients with an average age 64 and diagnosed with hypertension.
Among the study's 201 patients, all of whom had been referred to a pediatric hypertension clinic at URMC's Golisano Children's Hospital, 101 actually had hypertension, or sustained high blood pressure, determined by 24-hour ambulatory monitoring
or monitoring by a school nurse or at home.
Although this research did not find a significant decrease in blood pressure using 24-hour ambulatory monitoring
, other results suggested that the consumption of grape juice might have a beneficial impact on hypertension.
Data show that measurements recorded at the same times and place each day are often lower than readings taken in the doctor's office and closer to the average BP recorded by 24-hour ambulatory monitoring
, which is considered the gold standard.
The authors, all practitioners, focus on the needs of those who wish to augment their skills as well as students as they describe the role of the electrocardiographer in diagnosis and treatment, the cardiovascular system, the electrocardiograph (including details on the ECG waveform), the process of performing an ECG, interpretation and clinical significance, exercise electrocardiography and ambulatory monitoring
Common electrocardiographic artifacts mimicking arrhythmias in ambulatory monitoring