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Salt intake and Cardiovascular Disease

9 Jul, 2017 | 00:28h | UTC

Salt intake and Cardiovascular Disease – European Heart Journal (free)

Full report: The technical report on sodium intake and cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries by the joint working group of the World Heart Federation, the European Society of Hypertension and the European Public Health Association (free)

Commentary: CardioBrief: Int’l Experts Call Sodium Guidelines Far Too Restrictive – MedPage Today (free)

Summary of the technical report on sodium intake and cardiovascular disease with key recommendations for individuals and policymakers.

 

 


Current status of lupus nephritis

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:49h | UTC

Review: Current status of lupus nephritis – Indian Journal of Medical Research (free)

 


Imaging and Management of Incidental Renal Lesions

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:44h | UTC

Review: Imaging and Management of Incidental Renal Lesions – BioMed Research International (free)

 


Taking anti-inflammatories during exercise may increase the risk of kidney injury

5 Jul, 2017 | 15:41h | UTC

Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Taking anti-inflammatories during exercise may increase the risk of kidney injury.

 


Direct oral anticoagulants in patients with chronic kidney disease

3 Jul, 2017 | 17:27h | UTC

Direct oral anticoagulants in patients with chronic kidney disease: patient selection and special considerations – International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease (free)

 


Diagnosis, Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease–Mineral and Bone Disorder

25 Jun, 2017 | 14:13h | UTC

KDIGO 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline Update for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease–Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) (free PDF) (RT @goKDIGO see Tweet)

Executive summary: 2017 KDIGO Chronic Kidney Disease–Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) Guideline Update: what’s changed and why it matters (free PDF)

News release and available resources: CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) (free)

 


Is aircraft noise exposure associated with cardiovascular disease and hypertension?

22 Jun, 2017 | 03:56h | UTC

Is aircraft noise exposure associated with cardiovascular disease and hypertension? Results from a cohort study in Athens, Greece – Occupational and Environmental Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Noise May Raise Blood Pressure Risk – New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Long term exposure to aircraft noise linked to high blood pressure – The BMJ, via EurekAlert (free) AND Live Near an Airport? Nighttime Airplane Noise May Cause Hypertension – Medscape (free registration required)

Cohort study suggests a possible association.

 


Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

13 Jun, 2017 | 20:03h | UTC

The 2017 Focused Update of the Guidelines of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) and the Taiwan Hypertension Society (THS) for the Management of Hypertension (free)

 


Prevention of acute kidney injury and protection of renal function in the intensive care unit

12 Jun, 2017 | 19:57h | UTC

Prevention of acute kidney injury and protection of renal function in the intensive care unit: update 2017 – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Serum uric acid levels and multiple health outcomes

8 Jun, 2017 | 15:57h | UTC

Serum uric acid levels and multiple health outcomes: umbrella review of evidence from observational studies, randomised controlled trials, and Mendelian randomisation studies – The BMJ (free)

Observational studies suggest that high serum uric acid levels are associated with multiple health outcomes, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. This review findings suggest there is a clear association only for gout and nephrolithiasis.

 


Home blood pressure monitors inaccurate 70 percent of the time?

7 Jun, 2017 | 15:02h | UTC

An Assessment of the Accuracy of Home Blood Pressure Monitors When Used in Device Owners – American Journal of Hypertension (free)

Commentaries: Home blood pressure monitors inaccurate 70 percent of the time, study finds – MedicalXpress (free) AND Home blood pressure monitors may not be accurate enough – Reuters Health (free)

Small study (85 patients) suggests many of the devices are too inaccurate to be useful.

 


Systolic Blood Pressure Reduction and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality

1 Jun, 2017 | 18:32h | UTC

Systolic Blood Pressure Reduction and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis – JAMA Cardiology (free) (RT @GreenlandRohan see Tweet)

Commentaries: Reducing blood pressure below recommended targets significantly reduces CVD, mortality risk – Clinical Advisor (free registration required) And New Review Supports Aggressive BP Targets – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Ideal blood pressure targets are controversial and recommendations vary across hypertension guidelines. This new meta-analysis suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease would be lowest with a systolic blood pressure between 120-124 mmHg.

 


Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis

17 May, 2017 | 20:13h | UTC

Review: Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis: acute kidney injury and the hepatorenal syndrome – Gastroenterology Report (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Series: Acute Kidney Injury in the Intensive Care Unit

6 May, 2017 | 20:32h | UTC

Series: Acute Kidney Injury in the Intensive Care Unit

Fluid management in acute kidney injury – Intensive Care Medicine (free PDF)

Renal recovery after acute kidney injury – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

Diagnostic work-up and specific causes of acute kidney injury – Intensive Care Medicine (free PDF)

Acute kidney injury in the ICU: from injury to recovery: reports from the 5th Paris International Conference – Annals of Intensive Care (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients

5 May, 2017 | 20:19h | UTC

Correspondence: Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients – The New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Transplantation of HCV-infected-kidneys into uninfected recipients seems feasible in this era of direct-acting antiviral agents, maybe shortening waiting times for those willing to take the risk.

 


Global kidney health 2017 and beyond

25 Apr, 2017 | 15:52h | UTC

Global kidney health 2017 and beyond: a roadmap for closing gaps in care, research, and policy – The Lancet (free registration required)

Chronic kidney disease is increasingly recognized as a global public health problem affecting as many as 10–15% of the population worldwide. It is associated with impaired quality of life and strongly reduced life expectancy. The article identifies key activities for the next 5-10 years to address the problem.

 


Approaches for Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria

20 Apr, 2017 | 14:27h | UTC

Cost-effectiveness of Common Diagnostic Approaches for Evaluation of Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Invited commentary: Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria – Rethinking the Diagnostic Algorithm (free)

Routine urinalysis for screening is not presently recommended by any major health organization, but asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is a common incidental finding. This study suggests that the combination of renal ultrasound and cystoscopy is the most cost-effective approach for the evaluation of these patients.

 


Screening for Endocrine Hypertension

14 Apr, 2017 | 16:27h | UTC

Screening for Endocrine Hypertension: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement (free)

Source: Screen for Endocrine Hypertension, Endocrine Society Says – Medscape (free registration required)

“The statement provides guidance on screening for 15 hormonal disorders that present with hypertension and that can be potentially cured with surgery or treated with medication” (from Medscape commentary above).

 


Hypertension Canada’s 2017 Guidelines

10 Apr, 2017 | 16:10h | UTC

Hypertension Canada’s 2017 Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults (free)

 


Achieved blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients

11 Apr, 2017 | 15:44h | UTC

 

Achieved blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients: results from ONTARGET and TRANSCEND trials – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ required for full-text) (RT @AnilMakam “Lower achieved blood pressure in high risk patients for cardiovascular disease do WORSE” see Tweets)

In high-risk patients, patients who achieved a systolic blood pressure < 120 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure < 70 mmHg had HIGHER risk of complications. “These data suggest that the lowest blood pressure possible is not necessarily the optimal target for high-risk patients”

 


Management of cystic renal lesions

5 Apr, 2017 | 21:51h | UTC

CUA guideline on the management of cystic renal lesions – Canadian Urological Association Journal (free)

 


American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4 Apr, 2017 | 21:19h | UTC

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 


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