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Hypertensive emergencies in children: identification and management of dangerously high blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19322122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of hypertension in the pediatric population is rising, coincident with the rise in childhood obesity worldwide. While most hypertensive children do not require emergent care, hypertensive urgencies and emergencies may be encountered in the outpatient clinic, the emergency department or the inpatient ward. To avoid the life-threatening complications associated with both hypertension and its treatment, the treating physician should be familiar with the presentation and management of pediatric hypertension. This review will serve to examine some of the important aspects of pediatric hypertensive urgencies and emergencies, including common causes, important features of diagnosis and options for medical management.
E Constantine; C Merritt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-26     Completed Date:  2009-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergency Treatment*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Rhode Island / epidemiology
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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