Newly Published Study Demonstrates Clinical Utility of Daxor's Blood Volume (BVA-100) Diagnostic in the Assessment of Hypertension
September 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM EDT
Newly Published Study Demonstrates Clinical Utility of Daxor’s Blood Volume (BVA-100) Diagnostic in the Assessment of Hypertension
NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daxor Corporation(NYSE MKT: DXR), an investment company with innovative medical instrumentation and biotechnology operations focused on blood volume measurement, today announces new data demonstrating the clinical utility of the BVA-100 test in hypertensive patients published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
The study titled “Correlation of Quantitated Intravascular Volume with Blood Pressure in Patients with Systemic Hypertension,” looked at the three main components of blood in adults with chronic stable hypertension; total blood volume (TBV), red blood cell volume (RBCV) and plasma volume (PV), to test whether there is a relationship between these blood volume parameters and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Blood volume parameters were measured with Daxor’s BVA-100 diagnostic blood test; a simple, accurate and objective means to directly quantify blood volume and composition. Blood volumes were expressed as a percent deviation from the patient’s ideal volumes.
The results showed that the intravascular volume distribution as a percent deviation from ideal volume ranged from -23 to + 28% for TBV, -29 to +37% for RBCV, and -22 to +36% for PV, confirming that volume heterogeneity is common among patients with chronic stable hypertension. The results also revealed no significant correlation between SBP and any of the blood volume parameters. Marat Fudim, M.D., lead author of the study concluded that “Volume management is essential to anti-hypertensive therapy as described in current guidelines. Our findings suggest that volume assessment could provide unique insight during the workup of hypertension.”
“The link between hypertension and heart failure is significant with over 70% of heart failure patients having a known history of hypertension,” said Michael Feldschuh, CEO of Daxor Corporation. “Dozens of published peer-reviewed studies across many medical conditions have proven the BVA-100’s unique safety, accuracy, efficacy, and value. This study is further validation that intravascular blood volume status informs clinicians with critical information to help manage and treat volume derangements.”
About Daxor Corporation
Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) is an innovative medical instrumentation and biotechnology company focused on blood volume measurement. We developed and market the BVA-100 (Blood Volume Analyzer), the first diagnostic blood test cleared by the FDA to provide safe, accurate, objective quantification of blood volume status and composition compared to patient-specific norms. The BVA technology has the potential to improve hospital performance metrics in a broad range of surgical and medical conditions including heart failure and critical care by better informing treatment strategies, resulting in significantly better patient outcomes. Our mission is to partner with clinicians to incorporate BVA technology into standard clinical practice and improve the quality of life for patients. For more information please visit our website at http://www.daxor.com.
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The BVA-100 is an FDA-cleared diagnostic instrument to measure a patient’s blood volume, calculate an ideal blood volume that the patient should have, and indicate hypovolemia or hypervolemia with statistics showing the quality of results.