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Hasbro Children's Hospital presents at 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
Date:5/5/2008

vious abscess. The results of this study showed that BUS evaluations of cellulitis in children might be a useful clinical adjunct for the physician, with a greater sensitivity in determining of the presence of subclinical abscesses.

Saturday, May 3, 2008, 4:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
PAS Opening Poster Session I
HCC Exhibit Hall
Course Number: 3786; Board Number: 544
Adam B. Sivitz, Jonathan H. Valente, Arun D. Nagdev. Publication 3786.9


NEPHROLOGY

Relationship Between Microalbuminuria and Hypertension Assessed by Twenty-Four Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

ABSTRACT: twenty-four hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is an accurate tool for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Microalbuminuria is a known predictor for progression of diabetic nephropathy. However, there is lack of data demonstrating an independent relationship between microalbuminuria and hypertension in children.

The objective of this study was to determine if microalbuminuria is associated with hypertension assessed by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in pediatric patients. The results of this study were limited by the study sample size. Additionally, the patient population in the study had only a single evaluation for microalbuminuria at baseline. Since microalbuminuria develops over time in diabetes, this may also hold true for hypertensive patients. Microalbuminuria in hypertensive patients may be a useful marker for end-organ damage and may also prove useful in predicting disease progression. Therefore, multi-center prospective studies with long-term follow-up are needed to further assess the relationship between hypertension and microalbuminuria in pediatric patients.

Sunday, May 4, 2008, 11:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m.
Poster Session II
HCC Exhibit Hall
Course Number: 4493 Hypertension; Board Number: 654
M. Khurram Faizan, Ghazi G. Hussain, Siraj Ama
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