Title

Hypertension In Humans and Canines: a Model for Reverse Translational Science

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Translational science is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. Reverse translational science would be taking research from humans under certain medical conditions and finding if any of the treatments or effects help animals the same as in humans. The question at hand looks at how the reverse translational model can identify biological similarities between humans and dogs that can be used to treat and identify diseases for animals. Hypertension guidelines were identified from literature for humans and canines, assessing the guidelines for similarities and differences. Guidelines for treatment in canines has benefitted from reverse translational science. A veterinarian and physician were interviewed for their specific practices regarding blood pressure measurement and treatments in canines and humans. Similarities found were diagnosis, treatment, measurement process, adverse outcomes, and risk factors. Differences were prevalence in both species, levels of awareness, hypertension symptoms, and disparities between blood pressure levels. Finding the factors that connect these similarities between the two species can further veterinarian medical science far beyond our current knowledge.

Location

Furman Hall 126

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 11:15 AM

Hypertension In Humans and Canines: a Model for Reverse Translational Science

Furman Hall 126

Translational science is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. Reverse translational science would be taking research from humans under certain medical conditions and finding if any of the treatments or effects help animals the same as in humans. The question at hand looks at how the reverse translational model can identify biological similarities between humans and dogs that can be used to treat and identify diseases for animals. Hypertension guidelines were identified from literature for humans and canines, assessing the guidelines for similarities and differences. Guidelines for treatment in canines has benefitted from reverse translational science. A veterinarian and physician were interviewed for their specific practices regarding blood pressure measurement and treatments in canines and humans. Similarities found were diagnosis, treatment, measurement process, adverse outcomes, and risk factors. Differences were prevalence in both species, levels of awareness, hypertension symptoms, and disparities between blood pressure levels. Finding the factors that connect these similarities between the two species can further veterinarian medical science far beyond our current knowledge.