Impacts of measurement protocols on blood pressure tracking from childhood into adulthood: a metaregression analysis.

@article{Chen2008ImpactsOM,
  title={Impacts of measurement protocols on blood pressure tracking from childhood into adulthood: a metaregression analysis.},
  author={Xiaoli Chen and You Wang and Lawrence J. Appel and Jie Mi},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={642-9}
}
The best approach for blood pressure (BP) measurement in children remains controversial, specifically regarding the choice of Korotkoff phase 4 versus Korotkoff phase 5 for diastolic BP (DBP) and the use of automated devices. To examine the impacts of different BP measurement protocols on BP tracking from childhood into adulthood, we conducted a meta-analysis of 50 related studies published between 1970 and 2006 identified based on a systematic search of PubMed. These studies provided 617 data… CONTINUE READING