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Title: Blood pressure is associated with retinal vessel signs in preadolescent children
Authors: Gopinath, B.
Baur, L.A.
Wang, J.J.
Teber, E.
Liew, G.
Cheung, N.
Wong, T.Y. 
Mitchell, P.
Keywords: blood pressure
retinal arteriolar caliber
retinal venular caliber
Sydney Childhood Eye Study
Sydney Myopia Study
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Citation: Gopinath, B., Baur, L.A., Wang, J.J., Teber, E., Liew, G., Cheung, N., Wong, T.Y., Mitchell, P. (2010-07). Blood pressure is associated with retinal vessel signs in preadolescent children. Journal of Hypertension 28 (7) : 1406-1412. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: Few studies have examined the effect of blood pressure (BP) on the retinal microvasculature in children. We examined the relationship between BP and retinal vessel caliber in a sample of preadolescent schoolchildren. Methods: Eligible high school students [2353/3144 (response 75.3%); mean age, 12.7 years] from 21 randomly selected schools in Sydney, Australia, were examined during 2004-2005. Retinal vessel caliber was quantified from digital retinal images using well known computer-based programs. BP was measured using a standard protocol and high BP was defined according to published guidelines for this age group. Results: After adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity, BMI, iris color, axial length, birth weight and the fellow retinal vascular caliber, children in the highest quartiles of SBP, DBP or mean arterial BP had approximately 5 μm narrower mean retinal arteriolar caliber than those in the lowest quartiles of all three BP measures (all P for trend
Source Title: Journal of Hypertension
ISSN: 02636352
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283395223
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