Persistent hypertension in adulthood is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Whether lower blood pressure (BP) values, in the range of prehypertension, are also associated with future occurrence of ESRD is unclear. A recent study published in Journal of Hypertension clearly shows that asymptomatic, healthy adolescents with prehypertension have a 32% increased risk
Just now saw a child from far away in India, with this MCU showing clearly posterior urethral valves, and now the child is in chronic kidney disease stage V, and requires a transplant. As doctors, we all should spread this message, to diagnose this early and treat it early too fpr better future of these kids!
A recent study from Egypt shows Serum NT-pro BNP levels strongly correlated with LV echocardiographic parameters in patients with ESRD. Despite the high concentrations of NT-pro BNP in all dialysis children, its levels can be used as a diagnostic marker of LV dysfunction by using higher cutoff values. A postdialysis cutoff value of 630 ng/L could