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Simple formulas for screening abnormal blood pressure in children and adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20622316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Childhood hypertension has been extensively focused on in the past decades because of its increasing incidence, which is related to physicians' awareness and the increasing number of obese children. Age, gender, and body size are the main determinants of blood pressure in children. The revised childhood blood pressure tables of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program are a prerequisite for classification of childhood hypertension. Although these tables provide a reasonable basis, they are intricate and height percentile is needed for final diagnosis. Many attempts have been done to decrease such complexity. We present new formulas that are concise and memorable, and will help physicians to screen prehypertensive and hypertensive pediatric patients.
Hamidreza Badeli; Seyed Aidin Sajedi; Maryam Shakiba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Iranian journal of kidney diseases     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1735-8582     ISO Abbreviation:  Iran J Kidney Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2011-06-02     Revised Date:  2011-07-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316967     Medline TA:  Iran J Kidney Dis     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Mass Screening / methods*
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Iran J Kidney Dis. 2011 Jul;5(3):210; author reply 210   [PMID:  21525585 ]

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