Pediatric Blood Pressure Screening Wheel

Brief Description
Applications:
This is a copyrighted screening wheel with potential for widespread use in screening for high blood pressure in children.

Advantages:
The current method for determining if a child has elevated blood pressure is very cumbersome.  It involves plotting a height percentile on a CDC growth chart and then looking at a complicated table for the systolic and diastolic blood pressure that corresponds with the percentile.  The physician then has to recognize that less than 90% is normal and greater than 95% is elevated.  This tool allows for easy determination of blood pressure based on height rather than height percentile, gives a value of SBP/DBP together and has a simple written reminder that normal is <90% and elevated is >= 95%.  This makes it much more likely that pediatricians will recognize abnormal blood pressures when they are seen in the office.
Patent Information:
Category(s):
Therapeutic
For Information, Contact:
John FahnerVihtelic
Senior Licensing Manager
University of Rochester
585.276.6600
john.fahner-vihtelic@rochester.edu
Inventors:
Megan Rashid
Keywords:
Diagnostic
Pediatric