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LSHTM Rose Box

Device Name:Rose Box
Manufacturer:London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UNITED KINGDOM.
Measuring functions:Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:Intended for professional use
Measurement Site:Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Availability:Obsolete
Description: The LSHTM Rose Box is a clinically validated automatic blood pressure monitor. Measurements are taken from the upper arm and it is intended for professional use. This device is now obsolete.
Assessment:

The technology used in the LSHTM Rose Box, to measure blood pressure, has been assessed, in a general population, according to a non-standard protocol.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
MedavalNoneWhen an evaluation is carried out using a non-standard protocol, no inference can be made on accuracy based on a standard protocol.

Validation Publications

Fitzgerald DJ, O'Callaghan WG, O'Malley K, O'Brien ET. Accuracy of the London School of Hygiene and Remler M2000 sphygmomanometers. Clin Sci (Lond). 1981 Dec;61(Suppl 7):399s-401s. PMID: 7318344. Available from: www.clinsci.org.

Ad Hoc protocol - Fail General population (Note: Pre standard protocol)

Caution: Hawksley Random-Zero used as reference device

Relevant Publications

Ramsay LE, Nicholls MG, Boyle P. The Elag-Koln automatic blood pressure recorder. A clinical appraisal. Br Heart J. 1977 Jul;39(7):795-8. PMID: 884029.

The publication describes the LSHTM Rose Box being used as a validation control device.

Beevers DG, Bloxham CA, Backhouse CI, Lim CC, Watson RD. The Remler M2000 semi-automatic blood pressure recorder. Br Heart J. 1979 Sep;42(3):366. PMID: 508463. Available from: PMC482165. Letter.

Measurements from the LSHTM Rose Box are compared to those from the Remler M2000, though not in a formal validation.

Jenner DA, Beilin LJ, Vandongen R, DeKlerk NH. A comparison of blood pressure measurements obtained with the Dinamap 845XT, the standard mercury sphygmomanometer and the London School of Hygiene device. Clin Exp Hypertens A. 1988;10(4):575-88. PMID: 3390961.

Measurements from the LSHTM Rose Box are compared to those from the Dinamap 845XT and a standard mercury sphygmomanometer, though not in a formal validation.