Novelty in hypertension in children and adolescents: Focus on hypertension during the first year of life, use and interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, role of physical activity in prevention and treatment, simple carbohydrates and uric acid as risk factors

Mirella Strambi, Marco Giussani, Maria Amalia Ambruzzi, Paolo Brambilla, Ciro Corrado, Ugo Giordano, Claudio Maffeis, Silvio Maringhin, Maria Chiara Matteucci, Ettore Menghetti, Patrizia Salice, Federico Schena, Pietro Strisciuglio, Giuliana Valerio, Francesca Viazzi, Raffaele Virdis, Simonetta Genovesi

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Abstract

The present article intends to provide an update of the article "Focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents" published in 2013 (Spagnolo et al., Ital J Pediatr 39:20, 2013) in this journal. This revision is justified by the fact that during the last years there have been several new scientific contributions to the problem of hypertension in pediatric age and during adolescence. Nevertheless, for what regards some aspects of the previous article, the newly acquired information did not require substantial changes to what was already published, both from a cultural and from a clinical point of view. We felt, however, the necessity to rewrite and/or to extend other parts in the light of the most recent scientific publications. More specifically, we updated and extended the chapters on the diagnosis and management of hypertension in newborns and unweaned babies, on the use and interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and on the usefulness of and indications for physical activity. Furthermore, we added an entirely new section on the role that simple carbohydrates (fructose in particular) and uric acid may play in the pathogenesis of hypertension in pediatric age.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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