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AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017. 12:00 PM CST. New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80 Read article

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ASN: PPIs Associated With Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

November 06, 2017 Risk for both chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease higher with proton pump inhibitor use

ASN: Caffeine Associated With Reduced Mortality in CKD

November 03, 2017 Chronic kidney disease patients in highest quartile of caffeine consumption have lowest risk for mortality

ASN: Nonmedical Factors Impact Kidney Transplant Waits

November 03, 2017 African-Americans less likely to be wait-listed; higher income positively associated with wait-listing

Urinary [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] May Predict AKI After Heart Surgery

October 05, 2017 Elevated levels of the two proteins can predict risk of acute kidney injury

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

September 18, 2017 Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

ADA: Canagliflozin Tied to Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events

June 13, 2017 Lower risk versus placebo for patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

April 25, 2017 Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term

ACC: Sodium Intake Rising Among Patients With HTN

March 09, 2017 Average sodium intake more than double recommended daily limit for these patients

ASCO: Antibiotics May Have Negative Impact in Renal Cancer

February 17, 2017 Progression-free survival down with antibiotic use for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors

Drug Shows Promise in Clear Cell, Papillary Renal Cell Cancer

November 30, 2016 93 percent had tumor growth controlled for median of more than eight months, researchers report

ASN: Multidisciplinary Care Cost-Effective in CKD

November 21, 2016 Multidisciplinary care costs $24,613 per quality-adjusted life-year gained compared to usual care

ASN: Severe Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk of 28-Day Mortality

November 21, 2016 Increased use of mechanical ventilation, renal-replacement therapy in children with severe AKI

ASN: Smoking May Negate Some Benefits of Rx Therapy in CKD

November 18, 2016 Possibly because cigarette smoking causes oxidative stress