Intravenous nicardipine for treatment of severe hypertension in children.

  title={Intravenous nicardipine for treatment of severe hypertension in children.},
  author={Joseph T. Flynn and Theresa A Mottes and Patrick D. Brophy and David B. Kershaw and William E. Smoyer and Timothy Edward Bunchman},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={139 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of intravenous nicardipine in the treatment of children with severe hypertension. METHODS The medical records of 29 children (mean age 94 months) treated with intravenous nicardipine were retrospectively reviewed. The mean duration of severe hypertension before nicardipine use was 12.5 hours. Most (74%) patients were receiving other antihypertensive agents before nicardipine. RESULTS The initial nicardipine dose was 0.8 +/- 0.3 microg/kg/min (mean +/- SD… CONTINUE READING

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