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    Easier pediatric blood pressure screening

    Dr. Andrew Schuman recently sat down with Dr. David Kaelber to discuss the implications of his vastly simplified screening tool for pediatric hypertension

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    1. Hansen ML, Gunn PW, Kaelber DC: Underdiagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents. JAMA 2007;298:874

    2. National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents: The fourth report on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2004;114(2 suppl, 4th report):555

    3. Kaelber DC, Pickett F: Simple table to identify children and adolescents needing further evaluation of blood pressure. Pediatrics 2009;123;e972

    4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Surveillance for elevated blood lead levels among children-—United States, 1997-2001. In: Surveillance Summaries, September 12, 2003. MMWR 2003:52(No. SS-10):1

    5. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7). Hypertension 2003;42:1206

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    Andrew J Schuman, MD, FAAP
    Dr Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, ...

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