Posts Tagged ‘hypertension’

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha and team use social marketing to reduce salt intake in Latin America

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February is Heart Health Month  A New England Journal of Medicine article indicates that 1.7 million deaths globally can be blamed on consuming too much salt. Many of those deaths can be attributed to the hypertension—and the subsequent stroke and heart disease—excess salt causes. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood […]

Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative in Cali, Colombia

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative has 33 hospitals involved working to treat all women who present with a blood pressure of 160/110 (either reading) within one hour of two elevated measurements. Because Florida’s ACOG District XII, a main supporter of FPQC quality improvement (QI) projects, also encompasses the country of Colombia, […]

Mid-Project Meeting Rejuvenates Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative Hospital Teams

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On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the hospital teams from around the state participating in the FPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative came together in Orlando for a one-day mid-project meeting.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress the teams are making in implementing the Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy bundle from the Alliance […]

Dr. Henian Chen publishes two maternal and child health articles

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Biostatistician Henian Chen, MD, PhD recently published two articles. The first titled “Sex-specific effects of fetal exposure to the 1959–1961 Chinese Famine on risk of adult hypertension” is in the April issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal. Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, and Heather G. Stockwell, ScD, professor emeritus, are […]