Hypertension

Hypertension Increases Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Hypertension Increases Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Increased risks of superimposed preeclampsia, preterm delivery, low birth weight.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

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Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

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CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Low, High Sodium Intake Tied to Mortality Risk

Low, High Sodium Intake Tied to Mortality Risk

Consistently reduced risk for all-cause mortality with usual versus low sodium intake.

More Adults Would Meet BP Goals Under New Guidelines

More Adults Would Meet BP Goals Under New Guidelines

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Researchers analyzed the potential impact of the "2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults."

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

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Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit.

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Only 30 percent of participants had blood pressure controlled.

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

Considerable variation in incidence of HAA across hospitals; teaching status and region linked to risk.

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Baxter and the FDA taking action to ease the shortage.

UAER Predicts Blood Pressure Changes

UAER Predicts Blood Pressure Changes

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Urinary albumin excretion rate also is associated with development of hypertension.

Cognitive Decline Linked to Midlife Diabetes

Cognitive Decline Linked to Midlife Diabetes

Midlife hypertension also may affect cognition later in life.

Adult Hypertension Linked to Childhood Glomerular Disease

Adult Hypertension Linked to Childhood Glomerular Disease

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In a study, children glomerular disease was associated with a 67% increased risk of hypertension after adjusting for age and body mass index.

Lack of Hypertension Treatment in American Latinos

Lack of Hypertension Treatment in American Latinos

Percent with treated, controlled hypertension lowest among those without health insurance.

Drug Addicts Have Broad Range of Kidney Pathologies

Drug Addicts Have Broad Range of Kidney Pathologies

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Cocaine abuse increases the risk of hypertensive and ischemic kidney damage, according to an autopsy study.

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Mexican-Americans Face Higher Risk of Stroke

Findings based on neurological, functional, and cognitive outcomes 90 days after ischemic stroke.

Prehypertension Linked With Increased Stroke Risk

Prehypertension Linked With Increased Stroke Risk

Meta-analysis shows increased risk of stroke for BP of 120/80 mm Hg or higher.

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Modest Interarm BP Difference Could Signal Increased Risk

Findings support expanded clinical use of this simple measurement.

Elderly Fall Injuries Tied to Antihypertensives

Elderly Fall Injuries Tied to Antihypertensives

Increased risk of serious fall injuries is particularly high in those with previous fall injuries.

Physicians Slow to Prescribe Antihypertensives to Younger Patients

Physicians Slow to Prescribe Antihypertensives to Younger Patients

Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment.

CDC: More Americans Have BP Under Control

CDC: More Americans Have BP Under Control

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done.

Excessive Salt Consumption Among American Teens

Excessive Salt Consumption Among American Teens

Mean sodium consumption more than twice the AHA recommended daily intake.

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

Guidelines and the Older Patient with CKD

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Geriatric patients with CKD are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from the potential side effects of treatments.

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

Controversies in Blood Pressure: Management in Hemodialysis

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A majority of patients on HD have hypertension, and CVD is the leading cause of death in these patients.

Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Molecular basis for this effect appears to involve nitric oxide metabolites stored in the skin.

Green Tea Interferes With Antihypertensive

Green Tea Interferes With Antihypertensive

Drinking green tea may lessen the effects of the antihypertensive medication nadolol (Corgard).

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Raises ESRD Risk

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The condition is associated with a greater than six times increased likelihood of end-stage renal disease, study found.

Resistant Hypertension Responds to Apnea Treatment

Resistant Hypertension Responds to Apnea Treatment

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Twelve weeks of continuous positive airway pressure decreased 24-hour mean and diastolic blood pressure.

Renal Denervation Results Promising

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Treatment shown to benefit patients with stage 3 or 4 CKD and treatment-resistant hypertension.

Renal Artery Stenting No Better than Medical Therapy

Renal Artery Stenting No Better than Medical Therapy

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Both approaches are associated with similar outcomes in patients with renal artery stenosis and CKD or hypertension.

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