|Hypertension is a major public health issue upsetting more than 70 million US adults and is a major risk factor in the change of stroke, cardiovascular [CV] and chronic kidney disease. Patients with prehypertension [BP 130-130/80-89 mmHg] are also at an improved risk for adverse CV events associated to normotensive controls. Lifestyle modifications [LSM] have been suggested as a first line approach for both prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension patients. Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] modalities including mind-body therapies have been used in managing modest elevations in BP.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.