Early Determinants of Blood Pressure and Renal Function: Follow-up of very preterm born individuals until young adulcy
(Vroege determinanten van bloeddruk en nierfunctie Follow-up van zeer prematuur geborenen tot in jong volwassenheid)
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In summary, the studies described in this thesis suggest that premature birth affects renal function and blood pressure at (young) adult age, and especially when born both SGA and premature. Minor differences are already detectable at young adult age. The biological mechanism is likely to originate from a decreased renal development, with alterations of vascular structure and limited nephron number.
Dutch Kidney Foundation
- birth weight
- adult weight
- blood pressure