Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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Isa Ashoor

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Division of Nephrology,
200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Pediatric Hypertension: A Primer for the Busy Primary Care Provider
    Author(s): Isa Ashoor*Isa Ashoor*

    Hypertension affects up to 5% of all children in the United States. The prevalence of “essential” hypertension in particular is rising in tandem with the childhood obesity epidemic. The primary care provider acts as the first-line of contact for many of these children and has an important role in early detection and referral to subspecialty care when needed. Despite published recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on blood pressure screening at well child visits, adherence to these recommendations remains suboptimal. Elevated blood pressure readings, especially in non-obese children, may be overlooked. This may be due to a variety of factors including unfamiliarity of the primary care provider with pediatric blood pressure norms, time constraints in a busy practice, or the assumption that the elevated reading is an isolated cli.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000218

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