Nephrology

Reports of high-impact nephrology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Oral antihypertensive regimens (nifedipine retard, labetalol, and methyldopa) for management of severe...

Hypertension commonly affects women in pregnancy, and is associated with adverse effects for both mother and baby. Currently, there is a lack of consensus...

Poor blood pressure control from mid- through late-life increases dementia risk

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with midlife hypertension and either late-life hypertension or hypotension had higher risks of dementia than mid-life normotensive...

Quick Take: Roxadustat for anemia in patients with kidney disease not receiving dialysis

Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-related anemia is associated with significant morbidity, and remains undertreated worldwide. Adequate treatment of CKD-related anemia is associated with reduced transfusion...

Renin-angiotensin system inhibition following transcatheter aortic valve replacement linked with lower cardiac mortality

1. Use of medications to inhibit the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic stenosis linked with reduced cardiac...

Intensive blood pressure management reduces risk of recurrent stroke

1. In this randomized control trial conducted in Japan, intensive blood pressure control (less than 130/80) was associated with reduced risk of first recurrent...

Quick Take: The state of hypertension care in 44 low-income and middle-income countries

The prevalence of hypertension is rapidly increasing in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). To effectively target interventions and monitor progress in hypertension care, it...

Quick Take: Assessment of use of arteriovenous graft vs. arteriovenous fistula for first-time permanent...

For patients with end-stage renal disease, the type of hemodialysis access selected has a direct effect on complication rates and associated healthcare costs. Typically,...

Quick Take: Estimates of all cause mortality and cause specific mortality associated with proton...

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux. However, several studies have demonstrated serious adverse events associated with PPI...

Quick Take: Preterm birth and risk of chronic kidney disease from childhood into mid-adulthood:...

Fetal nephrogenesis is most significant in the third trimester of pregnancy, and is interrupted by preterm birth before 37 weeks of gestation, resulting in...

Cardiovascular outcomes of dialysis patients using phosphate binders with or without calcium

1. In this observational cohort study of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis, there was no observed difference in cardiovascular events for...
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