Changes in circadian rhythm of blood pressure in on-call pediatric residents.

@article{Yetman1994ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in circadian rhythm of blood pressure in on-call pediatric residents.},
  author={Robert J. Yetman and M. Stewart West and Ronald J. Portman},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  year={1994},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={54-61}
}
To provide an objective measure of the effects of on-call stress on the blood pressure (BP) of a group of pediatric residents, we used a SpaceLabs Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor (ABPM) to compare 37 pediatric residents' on- and off-call BPs. Residents wore the ABPM for 24 h (once on call and again off call) to assess systolic and diastolic BPs every 30 min during the day and hourly overnight. We found significantly higher MESOR (an acronym for midline estimating statistic of rhythm, which… CONTINUE READING