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  1. Renovasculopathies of hypertension in Mexico City.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - To examine the severities of renovasculopathies at autopsy in Mexico City, comparing birth cohorts, cause of death categories, and urban versus rural residence.

    Design

    - Autopsies conducted in 1954,1974, and 1991 were chosen from archived materials to represent men and women aged 15 to 84 years.

    Hematoxylin-and eosin. stained sections of kidney were retrieved and evaluated morphometrically.

    Setting

    - Department of Pathology, Hospital General, Mexico City.

    Patients

    - Patients of the Hospital General evaluated at autopsy.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Renovasculopathies of hypertension include the defining features of benign nephrosclerosis, arterial intimal fibroplasia, and arteriolar hyalinization.

    Fibroplasia is measured as average intimal thickness of renocortical arteries, expressed as percent of outer diameter.

    Hyalinization is measured by counting the number of affected arterioles in a unit area of cortical section.

    Results

    - This study confirms a former study that shows much lower levels of renovasculopathy in Mexico City than in blacks and whites of New Orleans.

    The cohort born in 1894 showed slightly more involvement than those of 1914,1934,1954, and 1971, which did not differ from each other.

    No differences were found between urban and rural residence nor among the categories of tuberculosis, cirrhosis, cancer, and other conditions unrelated to atherosclerosis.

    Conclusions

    - The remarkable constancy of the renovasculopathies in most c...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Néphropathie, Anatomopathologie, Morphométrie, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Autopsie, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Rein pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Nephropathy, Pathology, Morphometry, Incidence, Epidemiology, Human, Autopsy, Mexico, Central America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Urinary system disease, Renal disease

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    Cote : 96-0187024

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.