Thursday, 20 December 2012

Albuminuria shows J-curve with BP

A J-shaped relationship exists between the risk of albuminuria and BP for both systolic and diastolic BP, a Shanghai study has shown.
Researchers at the Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine investigated the single and combined effects of systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) on albuminuria (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio of at least 17 and 25 mg/g in men and women, respectively) in Chinese. The J-shaped relationship showed nadir levels of 110 mmHg and 70 mmHg, a level far below the currently recommended target BP of 140/90 or 130/80 mmHg.
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