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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
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.

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.