Relationship Between Kidney Length and Cortical Thickness and Circadian Blood Pressure Measurements in Hypertensive Patients


Afsar B.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, vol.8, no.2, pp.116-122, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-122

Abstract

Introduction. It has been demonstrated that kidney length is associated with office blood pressure (BP) measurements. Several studies support that ambulatory BP measurements in comparison to conventional BP better correlate with hypertensive target organ damage, and that the lack of nocturnal dip in BP (nondipping) is related to an increase in the incidence of cardiovascular event in essential hypertensive patients. This study evaluated the specific relationship between kidney length, renal cortical thickness (RCT), and circadian BP in hypertensive patients.