Tag: chronic kidney disease

1.  From a systematic review, elevated troponin levels were associated with increased all-cause mortality and adverse cardiovascular events among those with chronic kidney disease.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Serum troponin is a well-established measurement of myocardial damage in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, patients with chronic kidney disease...
1. Among patients with chronic kidney disease, a goal systolic blood pressure between 120-139 mmHg was associated with a lower mortality rate than a stricter goal systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mmHg.  2. This mortality benefit remained even in sub-group analyses, in which investigators compared the two different...
Image: PD 1. Irbesartan was associated with a significantly lower risk of doubling of serum creatinine concentration, developing end-stage renal disease, or death from all causes. 2. Serum creatinine concentration increased at a slower rate in patients receiving irbesartan compared to amlodipine and placebo groups. Original Date of Publication: September 20, 2001 Study...
Image: PD 1.  Among US veterans with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease, diastolic blood pressure lower than 70 mm Hg was associated with higher mortality even when systolic blood pressure was within the ideal range.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: The association between high blood...
Image: PD  1. Eating a healthy diet with 5 or more servings of fruit per week led to lower risk of development or progression of chronic kidney disease and death in type 2 diabetics.  2. Neither sodium nor protein intake were associated with an increased risk of development or progression of...
Image: CC/L. academia 1. In patients with anemia and chronic kidney disease, treating with epoetin alfa to a lower hemoglobin target was associated with significantly reduced incidence of the composite event (death, MI, hospitalization for CHF, and stroke). 2. Achieving the lower hemoglobin target required significantly lower doses of epoetin alfa. Study Rundown:...