NEW ORLEANS—Microalbuminuria increases both the odds of developing coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients without symptoms of coronary heart disease and the likelihood of CAC progression, Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc, reported here at the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.
CLEVELAND—The three-part paradigm of infection following organ transplantation should guide the nephrologist in assessing the risk and instituting appropriate prophylaxis and treatment of infection following kidney transplant, Robin Avery, MD, said at the Nephrology Update 2008 here.
NEW ORLEANS—Microalbuminuria is a biomarker for vascular disease and warrants aggressive treatment, which may prevent progression to overt nephropathy and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, said Debjani Mukherjee, MD, at the 23rd scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.
NEW ORLEANS—Daily aspirin taken at bedtime is known to contribute to lower BP levels in patients with hypertension. A new study extends this finding to patients with prehypertension.