November 2020 Article of the Month

Our new article of the month comes from Dr. John D Mahan on neonatal BP measurement, definitions for HTN and best approaches to evaluation and treatment of HTN in neonates.

As hypertension (HTN) continues to be an increasingly recognized issue in neonates, particularly those in NICUs and those with kidney problems, clear recognition of the data on normal and abnormal blood pressure (BP) and factors that contribute to increased risk for HTN in this population becomes even more important. The incidence of ~ 1% for HTN in neonates continues to increase with our advances in care for sick neonates. The common causes of neonatal HTN and best approaches to evaluation and treatment are presented in this review. This review article entitled, "The Hypertensive Neonate” by Joseph Flynn summarizes the state-of-the-art information on neonatal BP measurement, definitions for HTN and best approaches to evaluation and treatment of HTN in neonates.​

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