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Epidemiology of hypertension in children and adolescents.
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PMID:  21462840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The diagnosis of hypertension in children relies upon blood pressure distribution tables adjusted for gender, age, and height. Unlike in adults, specific blood pressure levels corresponding to long-term adverse outcomes in children have not been established. However, there are known surrogate markers of target organ injury associated with elevated blood pressure, such as left ventricular hypertrophy, retinal changes, thickening of the carotid artery wall, cognitive changes, and even evidence of early atherosclerosis. Moreover there is corroboration that hypertension in children predicts adult hypertension.In view of the global childhood obesity epidemic, in conjunction with the well-established association of obesity and hypertension, evaluation of blood pressure in the pediatric population has become an important health concern. With this insight, efforts continue worldwide to accurately measure, determine prevalence and monitor recent trends of hypertension in children and adolescents.
Christopher LaRosa; Kevin Meyers
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0023-9852     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Liban     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
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Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375352     Medline TA:  J Med Liban     Country:  Lebanon    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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