Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 232–233

Increased systolic daily ambulatory blood pressure in adult women born preterm

Authors

    • Department of Medicine, Division of NephrologyKarolinska University Hospital Solna and Karolinska Institute
    • Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology A5:04Karolinska University Hospital Solna
  • Gianni Celsi
    • Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital HuddingeKarolinska Institute
  • Mireille Vanpée
    • Institution of Women’s and Child’s Health, Department of Neonatology, Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s HospitalKarolinska Institute
  • Stefan H. Jacobson
    • Department of Medicine, Division of NephrologyKarolinska University Hospital Solna and Karolinska Institute
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00467-004-1717-4

Cite this article as:
Kistner, A., Celsi, G., Vanpée, M. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (2005) 20: 232. doi:10.1007/s00467-004-1717-4

Abstract

We have studied 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and kidney function in three groups of adult women: (1) born full term but with birth weights below the 3rd percentile for gestational age (n =18), (2) born preterm before gestational week 33 (median birth weight 1,250 g, range 950–2,040 g) (ex-preterm, n =14), and (3) those born full term with normal birth weights (comparison group n =17). We have previously published the results from the study. We recalculated the daily ambulatory blood pressure and redefined the time interval from 6:00–24:00 to 8:00–20:00, since this better corresponds to daily active life. We found significantly increased mean daily systolic ambulatory blood pressure in the ex-preterm group. The result supports the suggestion that disturbance and/or disruption of the normal prenatal milieu seem to affect arterial blood pressure in adult life.

Keywords

Birth sizeGestational ageAmbulatory blood pressureMean arterial pressureAdulthoodWomen

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