Objectives

This WG is aimed at defining the best methodological approach for the European clinical and research community to assess hypertension-induced organ damage.

Specific Tasks

T3.1.

Meta-analysis of studies assessing hypertension-induced organ damage in children and adolescents and studies in which organ damage has been confronted with organ damage at different organs.

T3.2.

Define methods to assess hypertension-induced organ damage, cardiac and renal parameters in terms of sensitivity, reproducibility, predictive value, cost and potential prognostic value.

T3.3.

Set up a methodology to coordinate and harmonise on-going and future clinical studies to collect valuable and comparable data on target organ damage on children and adolescents.

T3.4.

Elaborate a guide for healthcare professionals about when it is necessary to assess the presence of target organ damage, how and when to repeat during the follow-up.

Key results

D3.1.

Guide for assessing target organ damage in high BP.

D3.2.

Guide for health professionals about when, how and what is necessary to assess biomarkers and target organ damage.

For more information, you can contact

M_Litwin-WG3-IMPACT

Prof Mieczyslaw Litwin

WG3 Leader.
IMPACT of high BP on target organ damage in children and adolescents

Currently Professor of pediatrics, nephrology, and arterial hypertension at The Children’s Memorial Health Institute (Warsaw). His main clinical interest is chronic kidney disease, pathogenesis of arterial hypertension and hypertensive target organ damage.

Prof-Augustina-Jankauskiene-(WG3-Vice-Leader)

Prof Augustina Jankauskiene

WG3 Vice Leader.
IMPACT of high BP on target organ damage in children and adolescents

Prof Augustina Jankauskiene is a Doctor of Medical Sciences and a Professor of the Department of Pediatrics (Vilnius University). She is the head of the Center of Excellence for Rare Kidney Diseases and Defects in the Formation of the Urogenital System since 2015.

She is a member of the International Association of Pediatric Nephrologists, European Pediatric Nephrologists, Lithuanian Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, a member of the Lithuanian Society of Pediatric Nephrologists and the chairwoman of the society.
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WG members

Michael Hecht Olsen

Denmark

Holbaek Hospital

Katerina Chrysaidou

Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Augustina Jankauskiene

Lithuania

Vinnius University Hospital Sanatros Klinikos

Asle Hirth

Norway

Haukeland University Hospital

Mieczyslaw Litwin

Poland

Children’s Memorial Health Institute

Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

Spain

IDIBELL

Giacomo Simonetti

Switzerland

Università della Svizzera Italiana

Kjell Tullus

United Kingdom

National Health Service

Rina Rus

Slovenia

University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana

Bojko Bjelakovic

Serbia

Medical Faculty University of Nis

Verónica Martínez

Spain

Organización

Łukasz Obrycki

Poland

Children’s Memorial Health Institute