Anthony Bleyer, MD

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Blood pressure control for ESRD

NIH Blood Pressure Trial Is a Game Changer

Wow! This is the first wordI think of to describe therecent announcement ofthe early termination of the SystolicBlood Pressure Intervention Trial(SPRINT) sponsored by the NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH).  The studybegan in the fall of 2009 and includedmore than 9,300 participants aged50 years and older from about 100medical centers in the United Statesand Puerto Rico. The…

Workplace Standing No Antidote to Sitting Harms

Big Pharma and Academia: A Strained Relationship

Having been in academic medicine as a clinician and researcher for more than 2 decades, I have been able to witness first-hand the significant changes that have occurred in the relationship between academic medical centers and the pharmaceutical industry. It would seem that academia and the pharmaceutical industry are a good match. Academic medical centers identify…

Anthony J. Bleyer, MD, MS

Genetic Renal Disease Easily Missed

Autosomal dominant interstitial kidney disease is an under-recognized cause of kidney failure. Characterized by a very strong family history of kidney disease, it is a slowly progressive condition that leads to dialysis when patients are in their 40s or older.

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