Zhuang, Y, Ding, C, Xu, Y, Ding, Z and Yu, D (2020) Association between long-term pulse pressure trajectories and risk of end-stage renal diseases in incident malignant hypertensive nephropathy. Blood Pressure Monitoring, Publis. ISSN 1359-5237

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The trajectories of pulse pressure (PP) might affect the prognosis of malignant hypertensive nephropathy (MHN). We aimed to describe the association between PP trajectories and the future risk of end-stage renal disease and to identify and compare the associated patient characteristics of any distinct trajectory patterns in MHN patients.

Patients with newly diagnosed biopsy-proven MHN 2010–2015 were included. Latent class growth analysis was applied to the PP measured over 3 years prior to biopsy to identify distinct trajectories. Concurrent systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, plasma creatinine, and 24-h urine protein measurements for each trajectory group were modelled using generalized estimating equations. The risk of end-stage renal disease (with kidney replacement therapy as a proxy) was estimated using Logistic regression.

Two hundred three patients were included (median-age 34 years, and 19.7% female). A two-group cubic model was optimal, with trajectories distinguished by the rate of PP and absolute level at final measurement. Trajectory Group-1 (n = 84) was characterized by ‘first-increased-then-decreased’ PP and trajectory Group-2 (n = 119) was characterized by ‘first-decreased-then-increased’ PP over 3 years prior to biopsy. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures, plasma creatinine, and 24-h urine protein were differed by the trajectory group. Baseline characteristics differed substantially between trajectory groups. Compared with Group-1, Group-2 had a 66% greater risk of developing into end-stage renal disease in the subsequent 3 years.

Two distinct 3-year trajectories for PP exist with MHN. Early introduction of intensive antihypertensive treatment might delay the development of end-stage renal disease among patients with malignant hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information can be found at; https://journals.lww.com/bpmonitoring/Abstract/9000/Association_between_long_term_pulse_pressure.99356.aspx
Uncontrolled Keywords: malignant hypertension, pulse pressure, trajectory
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC902 Nephrology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 14:14
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8487

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