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dc.contributor.authorGauer, Roberteng
dc.contributor.authorQiu, Kefengeng
dc.date.issued2012-07eng
dc.description.abstractScreening may not show benefits in childhood but could pay off for adults. Although major professional organizations recommend measuring blood pressure (BP) at every clinic visit for all children older than 3 years (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion), scant evidence links earlier detection and treatment of childhood hypertension with improved patient-oriented outcomes. However, detecting childhood hypertension may help identify adults who would benefit from earlier treatment. Children with elevated BP have a more than 60% chance of being hypertensive as young adults (SOR: B, prospective cohort study). Children with systolic BP above the 95th percentile had a more than 4-fold increase in coronary artery disease as adults compared with children below the 95th percentile (SOR: B, retrospective study). Identifying hypertension in children is associated with a 15-fold greater likelihood of hypertension in their parents (SOR: B, case series).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 61(7) 2012: 425-426.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14843eng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network.eng
dc.subjectchildhood hypertensioneng
dc.subjectcoronary artery diseaseeng
dc.subjectpatient outcomeseng
dc.subject.lcshMedical screeningeng
dc.subject.lcshHypertension in childreneng
dc.subject.lcshBlood pressure -- Measurementeng
dc.subject.lcshOutcome assessment (Medical care)eng
dc.titleDoes blood pressure screening benefit children?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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