Role of renal sympathetic nerve activity in prenatal programming of hypertension

@article{Baum2016RoleOR,
  title={Role of renal sympathetic nerve activity in prenatal programming of hypertension},
  author={Michel Baum},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={409-419}
}
Prenatal insults, such as maternal dietary protein deprivation and uteroplacental insufficiency, lead to small for gestational age (SGA) neonates. Epidemiological studies from many different parts of the world have shown that SGA neonates are at increased risk for hypertension and early death from cardiovascular disease as adults. Animal models, including prenatal administration of dexamethasone, uterine artery ligation and maternal dietary protein restriction, result in SGA neonates with fewer… CONTINUE READING
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