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LaraB

Hi anyone know how strong the evidence is that 3 minute or one minute standing blood pressure and pulse is the better indicator of cardiovascular instability (ie gap with lying). 

I am sure I have read that 1 minute considered better indicator but I have had clinical opinion saying the 3rd minute reading is more important. 

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Foodsupport_AUS
LaraB this may be what you are referring to. https://eatingdisordersreview.com/orthostatic-hypotension-and-tachycardia-in-adolescent-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-a-marker-of-illness-severity/

The original paper appears to be this one which if note is done in adults for risks of fractures or falls rather than in AN patients. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28738139/
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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LaraB
Thanks
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atdt31_US
I know when I, too, wanted to be sure ped was doing it right, I broached it with ED specialist MD and he was not too bothered either way. I decided not to call my ped on it bc specialist was thrilled it was being done at all ...I took from the conversation that a major issue would show up under any of several methods.  Stressful times if you are asking this question ... wishing you well! 
Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth.  UPDATE:  July 2019 diagnosed with PANS. Dr. said likely started first PANS episode at less than 1 or 2 years of age.  On long-term daily prophylactic antibiotics. BMI now about 16 after period of intense refeeding prior to PANS dx,  followed by stagnation as we sort out what is next. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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