Diagnosing hypertension by intradialytic blood pressure recordings.

  title={Diagnosing hypertension by intradialytic blood pressure recordings.},
  author={Rajiv L Agarwal and Tesfamariam Metiku and Getachew G Tegegne and Robert P. Light and Zerihun Bunaye and Dagim M Bekele and Ken Kelley},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={3 5},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The diagnosis of hypertension among hemodialysis patients by predialysis or postdialysis blood pressure (BP) recordings is imprecise and biased and has poor test-retest reliability. The use of intradialytic BP measurements to diagnose hypertension is unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS A diagnostic-test study was done with interdialytic ambulatory BP as reference standard. Index BP recordings tested were: predialysis (method 1), postdialysis… CONTINUE READING