Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics

ISSN: 2155-6180

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    A Review of Heart Rate Variability

    Nirzar Kulkarni

    Photoplethysmography (PPG) is a simple optical measurement technique used for blood pressure and heart rate monitoring. PPG signal and its derivative contain important health-related data which is used for the detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. High blood pressure is a cause for various physiological changes and leads to the cause of death throughout the world. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is also an important factor for diagnosing cardiac disorders and to analysis the physiological conditions of human body. The growth of signal processing techniques, has opened the door for the development of cuff less and continuous monitoring of heart rate variability and blood pressure from the PPG signal. This article describes some of the current developments and challenges of PPG-based heart rate variability and blood pressure monitoring technologies.

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      Healthcare Research Applications in Meta-Analysis: A Review

      Dhirajkumar Mane*, Satish V. Kakade and Jayant Pawar

      Every new day come up with different challenges in healthcare sector in developing country like us. So this review article tells us the role of meta-analysis in current healthcare share and current health problems dealing with ‘evidence based medicine practices’. This article is the combination of healthcare practices and meta-analysis in the field of medicine. Consideration of current trends and scenario demonstrates a consistently increase in use of meta-analysis especially in randomized controlled trials and interventional studies. Meta-analyses look for new information in existing data. Comparing the results of meta-analyses with subsequent findings from large-scale, well-conducted, randomized controlled trials (so-called RCT’s) is one way to assess the validity of this new knowledge. Such comparisons have yielded mixed findings thus far, with good agreement in the majority of cases but notable inconsistencies in others. One such exercise, for example, resulted in the publication of a paper titled "Lessons from a "successful, safe, simple intervention" that wasn't" misleading meta-analysis (use of metformin after diabetes mellitus). The inadequacies in meta-analyses that have been later challenged by data from RCT’s can often be discovered with the benefit of hindsight. So this article directly or indirectly helps to researchers to adopt new knowledge in Meta-analysis especially for current healthcare practice. We can’t separate them as healthcare and meta-analysis both are the two sides of a same coin.

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