Race, obesity, and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system: treatment response in children with primary hypertension

@article{South2017RaceOA,
  title={Race, obesity, and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system: treatment response in children with primary hypertension},
  author={Andrew M South and Lester M. Arguelles and Gal Finer and Craig B. Langman},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={1585-1594}
}
Pediatric primary hypertension (HTN) is increasingly recognized, but the effect of patient characteristics such as obesity and race on treatment outcomes is not well described. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) may also contribute to HTN. We hypothesized patient parameters of these factors, including baseline RAAS, influence blood pressure (BP) response to pharmacological treatment in HTN. This was a retrospective cohort of 102 consecutive patients with HTN. Primary outcomes were… CONTINUE READING
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