Aldosterone/renin ratio reliable diagnostic device in infant primary hypoaldosteronism By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter The ratio of aldosterone to renin in plasma is a reliable indicator of main hypoaldosteronism in newborns and infants, say researchers. Using the aldosterone/renin ratio in infants, as is done in adults with suspected hyperaldosteronism, avoids the analysis being complicated by aldosterone amounts, which might remain in the normal range. This was the case for all the nine study patients, who were treated in one of three Swiss centres. Related StoriesCancer medical diagnosis improvements in England: an interview with Lucy Elliss-BrookesOJ Bio at Medica 2015 – Point of Treatment diagnostics' role in reducing antibiotics prescribingApplying a high restaurant model to health care communications: an interview with Brandi Robinson, SanofiThe study individuals were aged between 15 days and 6 months at the right time of medical diagnosis and, notably, all originated from migrant families, with eight originating from the Balkans and seven owned by an ethnic minority group.The four secondary end points were the change in lipid values, a composite end stage consisting of major adverse cardiovascular events , discontinuation of a study drug owing to undesireable effects, and health-related standard of living.13 Clinical cardiovascular end points were adjudicated through a consensus between two members of the independent data advisory committee who have been unaware of the procedure assignments. B-Placing Ultrasonography of the Carotid Arteries Carotid ultrasonography was performed with the use of an ultrasonography system equipped with a broadband linear-array probe . Sufferers underwent three ultrasonographic examinations during the research: at baseline, at 8 months, and at 14 months.