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Does blood pressure screening benefit children?

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dc.contributor.author Gauer, Robert
dc.contributor.author Qiu, Kefeng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T13:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T13:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Family Practice, 61(7) 2012: 425-426. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14843
dc.description.abstract Screening 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). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Family Physicians Inquiries Network en_US
dc.subject childhood hypertension en_US
dc.subject coronary artery disease en_US
dc.subject patient outcomes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical screening
dc.subject.lcsh Hypertension in children
dc.subject.lcsh Blood pressure -- Measurement
dc.subject.lcsh Outcome assessment (Medical care)
dc.title Does blood pressure screening benefit children? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network.


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