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Endothelial dysfunction in obese non-hypertensive children without evidence of sleep disordered breathing

Rakesh Bhattacharjee
Used Parameters : PBF, VFA

Publication Year : 2010

Country : USA

Journal : BMC Pediatrics

Endothelial dysfunction is a complication of both obesity and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), the latter being highly prevalent among obese children. It is unknown whether obesity causes endothelial dysfunction in children in the absence of OSAS. This study examines endothelial function in obese and non-obese children without OSAS. Pre-pubertal non-hypertensive children were recruited. Endothelial function was assessed in a morning fasted state, using a modified hyperemic test involving cuff-induced occlusion of the …
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