FREQUENCY OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED ESSENTIAL HYPERTENTION PATIENTS : - AN EXPERIENCE IN TERTIARY CARE LADY READING HOSPITAL PESHAWAR.

Authors

  • YASEEN KHAN
  • MUHAMMAD BILAL
  • SAAD ALI

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2014.4.1.430-433

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To Find out Frequency of microalbuminuria in newly diagnosed Essential
Hypertention patients in tertiary care Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
This cross sectional descriptive study was carried out in Medical unit, Lady Reading Hospital (LRH)
Peshawar over 273 patients after approval from ethical committee. The diagnosis of Hypertension was
confirmed on measuring blood pressure on two occasions, two weeks apart if patient blood pressure was
more than 160/100 using appropriate cuff size mercury sphygmomanometer. After confirming
hypertension; the diagnosis of Microalbuminuria was made on 24 hour collection of urine testing by
PYROGOLLOL RED method by same technician of biochemistry section of Main Laboratory of LRH
hospital.
RESULTS: Total no. of patients included in this study were 273. Out of 273 patients, 150 (54.7%)
patients were male while 123 patients (45.3%) were female. Microalbuminuria was found in 67 (24.5%)
patients. Mean age in years was 57.01 +13.37SD.
CONCLUSION: The frequency of microalbuminuria in essential hypertension is high and prompt
treatment of positive cases will decrease the blood pressure induced damage that might reduce the
burden of chronic kidney disease in community.
KEY WORDS: Chronic kidney disease, essential hypertension, Microalbuminuria .Target organ
damage.

Author Biographies

YASEEN KHAN

Department of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.



MUHAMMAD BILAL

Department of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.



SAAD ALI

Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar



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YASEEN KHAN, MUHAMMAD BILAL, SAAD ALI. FREQUENCY OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED ESSENTIAL HYPERTENTION PATIENTS : - AN EXPERIENCE IN TERTIARY CARE LADY READING HOSPITAL PESHAWAR. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];4(1):430-3. Available from: https://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/479