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Risk of hypertension with multicystic kidney disease: a systematic review
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    Author's reply to Taylor

    Dear Editor,

    We can reassure Taylor that the wider context of hypertension associated with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) was not missed in this review, for the following reasons:

    1. The purpose of the review was to quantify the risk of hypertension associated with a unilateral MCDK based on longitudinal cohort studies, irrespective of the mechanism(s) for that hypertension, and which single case re...

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    Risk of hypertension in children with multicystic dysplastic kidney

    Dear Editor,

    The power of a systematic review is only as good as the question being posed. In his review of the risk of hypertension in children with multicystic kidney disease (MCKD), Narchi misses the wider context.[1] There may be more than one relationship between the diagnosis of MCKD and blood pressure (BP). Perhaps the component in the mind of the author is that a multicystic dysplastic kidney might in itse...

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