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Much has been written over the years of a so-called J-point in blood pressure management; that point above which BP is too high and below which BP is too low (if one is arriving there by antihypertensive medications). The late breaking ACCORD BP Stud...
  1.   Monday, 15 March 2010
  2.   Hypertension
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Over the past 2 years, considerable excitement has been building over the results of the ACCOMPLISH study. This trial suggested that the combination of benazapril plus amlodipine is superior to benazapril plus hydrochlorothiazide for the prevention o...
  1.   Friday, 19 February 2010
  2.   General nephrology
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Hyperphosphatemia has been been linked to poor patient outcomes, including a link to higher mortality. This relationship has been inferred by several retrospective and observational studies. In fact, the relationship between hyperphosphatemia and dea...
  1.   Saturday, 16 January 2010
  2.   General nephrology
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In a fascinating article from November's Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers present data suggesting that patients returning to dialysis after a transplant fails experience improved survival if the kidney is removed. In this st...
  1.   Thursday, 10 December 2009
  2.   General nephrology
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SAN DIEGO—Dialysis patients with low body fat are at increased risk of death—even compared to patients at the highest level of body fat percentage, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual ...
  1.   Thursday, 12 November 2009
  2.   General nephrology
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