Intensive BP Lowering in Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Lower Mortality (FREE)

By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Intensive blood-pressure lowering among hypertensive patients with moderate- to late-stage kidney disease is associated with lower all-cause mortality, a meta-analysis finds. …
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Authors: Avinash S, Singh VP, Agarwal AK, Chatterjee S, Araya V Abstract Background: Cystatin C is a low molecular weight protein produced by all nucleated human cells, with a stable production rate. Its levels are not influenced by inflammation, infections, hepatic or renal diseases, or by dietary or constitutional factors. We compared serum cystatin C and serum creatinine based predicting equations to estimate glomerular filteration rate (GFR) in type 2 diabetes mellitus, using the staging of chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined by the National Kidney Foundation. We also explored the relationship of urine albumin...
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