All patients had a diagnosis of uncontrolled essential HTN, were taking antihypertensive medication and had Internet access.
Access for study was over a secure internet connection.
Patients could not have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease or other serious conditions.
Enrolled patients attended two screening visits, and those patients with SBP between 160 and 199 mm Hg were stratified into a separate subgroup to make sure even numbers were distributed in the three study groups.
However, very limited evidence is available regarding the management of patients with PH in the CPFE syndrome.
A 63 year-old man presented in 2006 with dyspnoea on exertion (New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class II).
The study was based on the chronic care model and sought to determine whether HTN control was improved based on two different interventions: (1) home BP monitoring and training to use a patient web service; or (2) home BP monitoring and training to use a patient web service pharmacist care management delivered via the web.
Both were compared to a control group receiving "usual care." There were 778 patients enrolled of varying ages from 25 to 75 years.
Combined idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with pulmonary emphysema (CPFE) is a syndrome with a characteristic presentation of upper lobe emphysema and lower lobe fibrosis.