Pediatric Hypertension (Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases)

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The importance of hypertension in children and adolescents is becoming incre- ingly recognized by physicians and scientists in the 21st century. However, in contrast to the attention that hypertension has received in the adult population for the past three decades since the first Joint National Committee (JNC) report, research and clinical knowledge that involves hypertension in children is still very much in its own childhood. Pediatric Hypertension, edited by Drs. Portman, Sorof, and Ingelfinger, is undoubtedly the most up-to-date and clinically relevant contribution to the field of hypertension in children available because it brings together the numerous pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances in the evaluation of high blood pressure in infants, children, and adolescents. The editors have carefully organized their volume into sections that cover blood pressure regulation in infants and children, blood pressure measurement issues, pat- physiology and clinical assessment for essential and secondary forms of hypertension during childhood, and nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to the tre- ment of hypertension in children.

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After obesity and asthma, hypertension is the most frequently occurring chronic disease in childhood, as well as an important precursor of adult cardiovascular disease. In Pediatric Hypertension, a multidisciplinary panel of physicians, clinicians, and academicians comprehensively review all aspects of this disease to create the most state-of-the-art treatment of the subject currently available. The topics covered range from the regulation and assessment of blood pressure in children, to its evaluation and day-to-day management. The authors not only outline the pathophysiology of hypertension in children, but also offer current information on blood pressure measurement, the proper techniques for diagnosis, the assessment of hypertensive end-organ damage even in childhood, and the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Additional chapters address the genetic background of hypertension, the characterization of the disease from infancy through the teen years, and the appropriate treatment of hypertension-with and without drugs-including details of current studies of antihypertensive medications and their use. Definitions of hypertension in children, predictors of future hypertension, risk factors-race and ethnicity, diet, obesity, and society-and special populations are discussed at length. Comprehensive chapters on both primary and secondary hypertension in children point out differences in presentation between the pediatric and adult populations.
Authoritative and current, Pediatric Hypertension offers pediatricians, family practitioners, and pharmaceutical scientists a comprehensive survey of what is currently known about childhood hypertension, as well as detailed practical advice for its optimal management.

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"This is a superb book that should be part of every pediatrician's library. It is current and up-to-date, with the experts in the field contributing superb information to a broad review of pediatric hypertension. Weighted Numerical Score: 97" -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"For pediatricians, family practitioners, and internists who have interests who have interests in the antecedents for cardiovascular disease, this textbook is a welcome addition because it offers the first comprehensive review on this important topic." - American Heart Association

"...offers substantial and detailed coverage of the area of pediatric hypertension...the most up-to-date and clinically relevant contribution to the field...the first comprehensive textbook on pediatric hypertension." - American Journal of Kidney Diseases

"...an exceptionally comprehensive and well-written text...for any person interested iin the regulation, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents, this a book worth adding to your library." - Pediatr Nephrol

"A timely book useful to all pediatricans, pediatric endocrinologists, inluding diabetologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, pharmacologists and transplantation teams." - Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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