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Patrick Rossignol, Ziad A Massy, Michel Azizi, George Bakris, Eberhard Ritz, Adrian Covic, David Goldsmith, Gunnar H Heine, Kitty J Jager, Mehmet Kanbay, Francesca Mallamaci, Alberto Ortiz, Raymond Vanholder, Andrzej Wiecek, Carmine Zoccali, Gérard Michel London, Bénédicte Stengel, Denis Fouque
Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure above goal despite adherence to a combination of at least three optimally dosed antihypertensive medications, one of which is a diuretic. Chronic kidney disease is the most frequent of several patient factors or comorbidities associated with resistant hypertension. The prevalence of resistant hypertension is increased in patients with chronic kidney disease, while chronic kidney disease is associated with an impaired prognosis in patients with resistant hypertension...
October 17, 2015: Lancet
Joseph A Vassalotti, Robert Centor, Barbara J Turner, Raquel C Greer, Michael Choi, Thomas D Sequist
A panel of internists and nephrologists developed this practical approach for the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative to guide assessment and care of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by primary care clinicians. Chronic kidney disease is defined as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) and/or markers of kidney damage for at least 3 months. In clinical practice the most common tests for CKD include GFR estimated from the serum creatinine concentration (eGFR) and albuminuria from the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio...
February 2016: American Journal of Medicine
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