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Clinical significance of blood pressure ratios in hypertensive crisis in children
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    Identifying Hypertension using Centile Charts: Overcoming the Problem of Blood Pressure Variability
    • Jacob Puliyel, Pediatrician
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      • Prabhjeet Kaur, Akanksha Jain, Zainab Golwala, Hardik Shah, Lokesh Tiwari

    We commend Wu et al for their work on blood-pressure-ratios. Up until now hypertension was defined using statistically derived limits based on gender, age and height specific norms. The formulation of Wu et al permits assessments of adverse effects at different blood-pressure- ratios across age, gender and height percentile groups. (1) However given that multiple readings in an individual fluctuate quite wildly, identif...

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