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Hypertension in special populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12171025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article discusses various aspects of hypertension in selected special populations. The groups discussed herein are children, pregnant women, African Americans, persons with kidney insufficiency, kidney transplant survivors, and persons with diabetes mellitus. These groups present unique epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for the practitioner. The detection of reduced kidney function merits special attention since it attenuates the blood pressure response to antihypertensive therapy, affects therapeutic decision-making, is both a cause and consequence of poorly controlled hypertension, often lurks undetected, and is excessively prevalent in some special populations.
John M Flack; Rosalind Peters; Vishal C Mehra; Samar A Nasser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-17     Completed Date:  2002-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-19, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Hypertension, Department of Community Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology*
Hypertension / ethnology*,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Kidney Diseases / physiopathology*

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