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Increased systolic daily ambulatory blood pressure in adult women born preterm.
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PMID:  15583945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have studied 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and kidney function in three groups of adult women: (1) born full term but with birth weights below the 3rd percentile for gestational age (n =18), (2) born preterm before gestational week 33 (median birth weight 1,250 g, range 950-2,040 g) (ex-preterm, n =14), and (3) those born full term with normal birth weights (comparison group n =17). We have previously published the results from the study. We recalculated the daily ambulatory blood pressure and redefined the time interval from 6:00-24:00 to 8:00-20:00, since this better corresponds to daily active life. We found significantly increased mean daily systolic ambulatory blood pressure in the ex-preterm group. The result supports the suggestion that disturbance and/or disruption of the normal prenatal milieu seem to affect arterial blood pressure in adult life.
Anna Kistner; Gianni Celsi; Mireille Vanpée; Stefan H Jacobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2004-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-25     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, 171-76 Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*

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