HDCN Article Reviews/Hyperlinks by Date -  Autumn , 2001  

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Ostial renal artery stent placement in patients 75 years of age or older Am J Hypertens  
Calcium channel blockers in hypertension: reappraisal after new trials and major meta-analyses Am J Hypertens  
Transmyocardial CO2 laser revascularization improves symptoms, function, and quality of life: 12-month results from a randomized controlled trial Am J Med  
Is isolated home hypertension as opposed to isolated office hypertension a sign of greater cardiovascular risk? Arch Int Med  
Clinical review. How does it work? Oscillatory blood pressure monitoring devices Br Med J  
Benefit of bilateral over single internal mammary artery grafts for multiple coronary artery bypass grafting Circulation  
Treatment of isolated systolic hypertension is most effective in older patients with high-risk profile Circulation  
Birth weight and blood pressue in young adults: A prospective twin study Circulation  
Reduction of cardiovascular risk by regression of ECG markers of left ventricular hypertrophy by the ACE inhibitor ramipril Circulation  
Effect of hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors on progression of calcific aortic stenosis Circulation  
Vitamin C inhibits endothelial cell apoptosis in congestive heart failure Circulation  
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and myocardial infarction Circulation  
The relation of markers of inflammation to the development of glucose disorders in the elderly Diabetes  
The diabetes quality improvement project: Moving science into health policy to gain an edge on the diabetes epidemic Diabetes Care  
The effect of evening alcohol consumption on next-morning glucose control in type 1 diabetes Diabetes Care  
Orthostatic hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care  
Dietary protein and soluble fiber reduce ambulatory blood pressure in treated hypertensives Hypertension  
Cardiovascular risk assessment using pulse pressure in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1) Hypertension  
Stroke prognosis and abnormal nocturnal blood pressure falls in older hypertensives Hypertension  
Metoprolol controlled release / extended release in patients with severe heart failure: Analysis of the experience in the MERIT-HF study J Am Coll Cardiol  
Prospective crossover comparison of carvedilol and metoprolol in patients with chronic heart failure J Am Coll Cardiol  
Supplemental insurance and use of effective cardiovascular drugs among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with coronary heart disease J Am Med Assoc  
Ramipril and the development of diabetes J Am Med Assoc  
Aminoguanidine ameliorates overexpression of prosclerotic growth factors and collagen deposition in experimental diabetic nephropathy J Am Soc Nephrol  
Diabetes mellitus, aortic stiffness, and cardiovascular mortality in end-stage renal disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Effect of MR angiography on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected renovascular disease J Vasc Interven Radiol  
Severity of renal vascular disease predicts mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography Kidney Int  
Effect of the dual endothelin-receptor antagonist bosentan in patients with pulmonary hypertension: a randomized placebo-controlled study Lancet  
Randomized trial of a perindopril-based blood pressure lowering regimen among 6105 individuals with previous stroke or transient ischemic attack Lancet  
Cardiovascular protection and blood pressure reduction: a meta- analysis Lancet  
Impact of high-normal blood pressure on the risk of cardiovascular disease N Engl J Med  
Legume consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in U.S. men and women: NHANES I epidemiologic follow-up study Arch Int Med  
Age and duration of follow-up as modulators of risk for ischemic heart disease associated with high plasma C-reactive protein levels in men Arch Int Med  
Allopurinol improves myocardial efficiency in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy Circulation  
Cardiovascular thrombotic events in controlled, clinical trials of rofecoxib Circulation  
Homocysteine impairs the nitric oxide synthase pathway Circulation  
Elevated uric acid increases blood pressure in the rat by a novel crystal-independent mechanism Hypertension  
Blood pressure responses to small doses of amiloride and spironolactone in normotensive subjects Hypertension  
Effect of alcohol reduction on blood pressure: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Hypertension  
Carotid angioplasty and stenting versus carotid endarterectomy: randomized trial in a community hospital J Am Coll Cardiol  
Hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy: relation to peripheral sympathetic drive J Am Coll Cardiol  
Relationship between interleukin 6 and mortality in patients with unstable coronary artery disease J Am Med Assoc  
Ability of minor elevations in troponins I and T to predict benefit from an early invasive strategy in patients with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction J Am Med Assoc  
Association between myeloperoxidase levels and risk of coronary artery disease J Am Med Assoc  
Assessment of frequency of progression to hypertension in non- hypertensive participants in the Framingham Heart Study: a cohort study Lancet  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of Alzheimer's disease N Engl J Med  
Influence of aldosterone vs. endothelin receptor antagonism on renovascular function in liquorice-induced hypertension Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Is resistant hypertension really resistant? Am J Hypertens  
Estrogen in the prevention of atherosclerosis Ann Intern Med  
Menstrual cyclic variation of myocardial ischemia in premenopausal women with variant angina Ann Intern Med  
Effects of diet and sodium intake on blood pressure: Subgroup analysis of the DASH-Sodium trial Ann Intern Med  
A practical approach to achieving recommended blood pressure goals in diabetic patients Arch Int Med  
Left ventricular changes in isolated office hypertension Arch Int Med  
Total cholesterol / HDL cholesterol ratio vs. LDL cholesterol / HDL cholesterol ratio as indices of ischemic heart disease in men: Quebec cardiovascular study Arch Int Med  
Review: Genetics and cardiovascular risk Br Med J  
C-reactive protein elevation in patients with atrial arrhythmias Circulation  
Carotid intimal-medial thickness is related to cardiovascular risk factors measured from childhood through middle age Circulation  
Increased aortic intima-media thickness: A marker of preclinical atherosclerosis in high-risk children Circulation  
Comparison of use of medications after acute myocardial infarction in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Circulation  
Blood lipids and first-ever ischemic stroke / transient ischemic attack in the bezafibrate infarction prevention (BIP) registry: High triglycerides constitute an independent risk factor Circulation  
Recent developments in the pharmacologic reduction of blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes Clin Diabetes  
Landmark study: The news on NCEP III Clin Diabetes  
Visceral fat is a major contributor for multiple risk factor clustering in Japanese men with impaired glucose tolerance Diabetes Care  
Reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in hypertensive diabetic patients on first-line therapy with an ACE inhibitor compared with a diuretic/beta-blocker-based treatment regimen Diabetes Care  
Smoking and mortality among women with type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care  
Uric acid is closely linked to vascular nitric oxide activity: Evidence fo mechanism of association with cardiovascular disease J Am Coll Cardiol  
Antioxidant vitamins and the risk of carotid atherosclerosis: The Perth carotid ultrasound disease assessment study (CUDAS) J Am Coll Cardiol  
Optimization of dietary folate or low-dose folic acid supplements lower homocystein but do no enhance endothelial function in healthy adults, irrespective of MTHR (C6777) genotype J Am Coll Cardiol  
Alcohol consumption and risk of coronary heart disease among men with type 2 diabetes mellitus J Am Coll Cardiol  
Epidemic increases in childhood overweight, 1986-1998 J Am Med Assoc  
Blood-pressure reduction and cardiovascular risk in the HOPE study Lancet  
Simvastatin, and niacin, antioxidant vitamins, or the combination for the prevention of coronary disease N Engl J Med  
Cyclooxygenase inhibitors and the antiplatelet effects of aspirin N Engl J Med  
A randomized trial of the angiotensin-receptor blocker valsartan in chronic heart failure N Engl J Med  
Coronary magnetic resonance angiography for the detection of coronary stenoses N Engl J Med  
Decreased rate of coronary restenosis after lowering plasma homocysteine levels N Engl J Med  
Sustained improvement of renal graft function for tow years in hypertensive renal transplant recipients treated with nifedipine as compared to lisinopril Transplantation  
Management of hypertensive crises: the scientific basis for decisions Am J Hypertens  
Distribution of blood pressure and hypertension in Canada and the United States Am J Hypertens  
The effects of dihydropyridine and phenylalkylamine calcium antagonist classes on autonomic function in hypertension: the VAMPHYRE Study Am J Hypertens  

Dialysis, Chronic Renal Failure
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Buzz in the axilla: A new physical sign in hemodialysis forearm graft evaluation Am J Kidney Dis  
Anemia: An early complication of chronic renal insufficiency Am J Kidney Dis  
Creatinine excretion in continuous peritoneal dialysis: A systematic error of the Cockcroft-Gault formula Am J Kidney Dis  
The evaluation of pleural effusions in patients with heart failure Am J Med  
Determinants of vancomycin resistance and mortality rates in enterococcal bacteremia Ann Intern Med  
Delayed-onset heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis Ann Intern Med  
Comparison of the oral direct thrombin inhibitor ximelagatran with enoxaparin as prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism after total knee replacement Arch Int Med  
Disease management: What have we learned so far? Blood Purif  
Analysis of beta-2-microglobulin kinetics in hemodialysis by a modified variable-volume one-compartment model Blood Purif  
Elevated circulating levels of ghrelin in cachexia associated with chronic heart failure Circulation  
Sustained suppression of neointimal proliferation by sirolimus- eluting stents Circulation  
Ghrelin causes hyperphagia and obesity in rats Diabetes  
Projection of diabetes burden through 2050 Diabetes Care  
Arterial calcifications, arterial stiffness, and cardiovascular risk in end-stage renal disease Hypertension  
Reduced kidney function and anemia as risk factors for mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction J Am Coll Cardiol  
The effect of intracoronary radiation for the treatment of recurrent in-stent restenosis in patients with chronic renal failure J Am Coll Cardiol  
Prognostic value of serum cardiac troponin I in ambulatory patients with chronic renal failure undergoing HD: A two-year outcome analysis J Am Coll Cardiol  
Serial evaluation of the SOFA score to predict outcome in critically ill patients J Am Med Assoc  
Macrolide resistance among invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates J Am Med Assoc  
Comparison of a whole blood interferon gamma assay with tuberculin skin testing for detecting latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection J Am Med Assoc  
Relative contribution of residual renal function and peritoneal clearance to adequacy of dialysis: A re-analysis of the CANUSA study J Am Soc Nephrol  
Association of elevated serum PO4, Ca x PO4 product, and parathyroid hormone with cardiac mortality risk in chronic hemodialysis patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Phosphorus and potassium handouts, quizzes, and puzzle J Ren Nutr  
Resting metabolic rate in chronic renal failure J Ren Nutr  
Recombinant human growth hormone in patients with acute renal failure J Ren Nutr  
Thrombosed hemodialysis grafts: Lyse and wait with tissue plasminogen activator or urokinase compares to mechanical thrombolysis with the Arrow-Trerotola device J Vasc Interven Radiol  
Type of vascular access and mortality in U.S. dialysis patients Kidney Int  
Short daily hemodialysis rapidly improves nutritional status in hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Evaluation of renal Kt/V as a marker of renal function in predialysis patients Kidney Int  
Comparison of transposed brachiobasilic fistulas to upper arm grafts and brachiocephalic fistulas Kidney Int  
Effect of renal center characteristics on mortality and technique failure on peritoneal dialysis Kidney Int  
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in patients at seven hemodialysis centers Kidney Int  
Late referral and modality choice in end-stage renal disease Kidney Int  
When to initiate dialysis: effect of proposed US guidelines on survival Lancet  
Role of type of vascular access in erythropoietin and intravenous iron requirements in hemodialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Risk of heparin lock-related bleeding when using indwelling venous catheter in hemodialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
A critical review of sodium profiling for hemodialysis Sem Dialysis  
Simplified citrate anticoagulation for high-flux hemodialysis Am J Kidney Dis  
Intravenous iron sucrose: Establishing a safe dose Am J Kidney Dis  
Decreased serum aminotransferase activity in patients with chronic renal failure: Impact on detection of viral hepatitis Am J Kidney Dis  
Cadmium exposure and end-stage renal disease Am J Kidney Dis  
Thiamine deficiency and unexplained encephalopathy in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Influence of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms on mortality risk in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Clinical consequences of infected arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical correlates of congestive heart failure among incident US dialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Analysis of variable flow Doppler hemodialysis access flow measurements and comparison with ultrasound dilution Am J Kidney Dis  
Regular review: Treatment of chronic hepatitis Br Med J  
Interferon alfa with or without ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C: systematic review of randomized trials Br Med J  
Low plasma levels of vitamin B6 are independently associated with a heightened risk of deep vein thrombosis Circulation  
Liver and intestinal lactate metabolism in patients with acute hepatic failure undergoing liver transplantation Crit Care Med  
Prognostic value of ultrasonographic measurement of carotid intima-media thickness in dialysis patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Death, hospitalization, and economic associations among incident hemodialysis patients with hematocrit values of 36 to 39% J Am Soc Nephrol  
Survival and development of cardiovascular disease by modality of treatment in patients with end-stage renal disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Improved growth in young children with severe chronic renal insufficiency who use specified nutritional therapy J Am Soc Nephrol  
Independent effects of residual renal function and dialysis adequacy on actual dietary protein, calorie, and other nutrient intake in patients on CAPD J Am Soc Nephrol  
Reteplase in the treatment of thrombosed hemodialysis grafts J Vasc Intervent Radiol  
Use of subcutaneous venous access ports to treat refractory ascites J Vasc Intervent Radiol  
Prediction of hypertension in chronic hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Effect of preoperative sonographic mapping on vascular access outcomes in hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Association between renal insufficiency and malnutrition in older adults: Results from the NHANES III Kidney Int  
Association between prevalent care process measures and facility- specific mortality rates Kidney Int  
Trends in anemia at initiation of dialysis in the United States Kidney Int  
Long-term blood pressure control in a cohort of peritoneal dialysis patients and its association with residual renal function Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of calciphylaxis: a case series Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Effects of hematocrit and blood flow distribution on solute clearance in hollow-fiber hemodialyzers Nephron  
Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism detected by digestion with Apa 1 influences the parathyroid response to extracellular calcium in Japanese chronic dialysis patients Nephron  
Lisinopril therapy for hemodialysis hypertension: Hemodynamic and endocrine responses Am J Kidney Dis  
Artificial intelligence: A new approach for prescription and monitoring of hemodialysis therapy Am J Kidney Dis  
Use of ACE inhibitors is associated with prolonged survival of arteriovenous grafts Am J Kidney Dis  
A malnutrition-inflammation score is correlated with morbidity and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Acute metabolic acidosis decreases muscle protein synthesis but not albumin synthesis in humans Am J Kidney Dis  
Determinants of delayed nephrologist referral in patients with chronic kidney disease Am J Kidney Dis  
Resistance training to counteract catabolism of a low-protein diet in patients with chronic renal insufficiency Ann Intern Med  
Survival by time of day of hemodialysis in an elderly cohort J Am Med Assoc  
Association among SF36 quality of life measures and nutrition, hospitalization, and mortality in hemodialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Alterations of left ventricular hypertrophy and survival of patients receiving hemodialysis: Follow-up of an interventional study J Am Soc Nephrol  
ACE inhibitors to prevent end-stage renal disease: When to start and why possibly never to stop: A post hoc analysis of the REIN trial results J Am Soc Nephrol  
Forecast of the number of patients with end-stage renal disease in the United States to the year 2010 J Am Soc Nephrol  
Prognostic impact of the indexation of left ventricular mass in patients undergoing dialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Featured article: Coronary artery disease in uremia: Etiology, diagnosis, and therapy Kidney Int  
Effect on treatment outcome of coinfection with SEN viruses in patients with hepatitis C Lancet  
Plama concentration of asymmetrical dimethylarginine and mortality in patients with ESRD: a prospective study Lancet  
Acetaminophen, aspirin and chronic renal failure N Engl J Med  
Longer duration of predialysis nephrological care is associated with improved long-term survival of dialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Body mass index and mortality in healthier compared with sicker hemodialysis patients: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Comparison of body fluid distribution between chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients as assessed by biophysical and biochemical methods Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Candidemia in patients with dialysis-dependent acute renal failure: etiology, predisposing and prognostic factors Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Salvage of immature forearm fistulas for hemodialysis by interventional radiology Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Oxalate removal by daily dialysis in a patient with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The hematocrit-correctd erythrocyte sedimentation rate can be useful in diagnosing inflammation in hemodialysis patients Nephron  
Featured Article: Are there potential non-lipid-lowering uses of statins in the kidney? Nephron  
Catheter performance Seminars Dial  

Clinical Nephrology
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Familial clustering of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Am J Kidney Dis  
Long-term treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in children with cyclosporine given as a daily dose Am J Kidney Dis  
Two cases of Non-O157:H7 Escherichia coli hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by urinary tract infection Am J Kidney Dis  
Rhabdomyolysis: An unusual feature with mushroom poisoning Am J Kidney Dis  
Predicting progression in IgA nephropathy Am J Kidney Dis  
Durable treatment-free remission after high-dose cyclophosphamide therapy for previously untreated aplastic anemia Ann Intern Med  
Career focus: Renal medicine Br Med J  
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in systemic lupus erythematosus Circulation  
Infusion of methylene blue in human septic shock: A pilot, randomized, controlled study Crit Care Med  
Hypercalcemia of malignancy J Am Med Assoc  
Long-term results of a randomized study comparing three immunosuppressive schedules with cyclosporine in cadaveric kidney transplantation J Am Soc Nephrol  
Severe lupus nephritis: importance of re-evaluating the histologic classification and the approach to patient care J Nephrol  
Impact of bleeding times on major complication rates after percutaneous real-time ultrasound-guided renal biopsies J Nephrol  
ANCA-associated renal vasculitis Kidney Int  
Outcome of living unrelated (commercial) renal transplantation Kidney Int  
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: modification of disease progression Lancet  
Widespread distribution of urinary tract infections caused by a multidrug resistant Escherichia coli clonal group N Engl J Med  
Pamidronate to prevent bone loss during androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer N Engl J Med  
The value of pulse cyclophosphamide in ANCA-associated vasculitis: meta-analysis and critical review Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The epidemiology of nephrotoxicity associated with conventional amphotericin B therapy Am J Med  
Lupus-like presentation or parvovirus B19 infection Am J Med  
Determinants of impaired renal function with use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: the importance of half-life and other medications Am J Med  
Accuracy and ambiguity in counseling patients about genetic risk Arch Int Med  
Quality improvement guidelines for percutaneous nephrostomy J Vasc Intervent Radiol  
Nephrology Forum: Diabetic nephropathy: Prevention and treatment Kidney Int  
Effect of fluvastatin on acute renal allograft rejection: A randomized multicenter trial Kidney Int  
Beta-cell function in new-onset type 1 diabetes and immunomodulation with a heat shock protein peptide (DiaPep277): a randomized, double-blinde phase II trial Lancet  
Intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients N Engl J Med  
Treatment of acute hepatitis C with interferon alfa-2b N Engl J Med  
Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock N Engl J Med  
Renal involvement induced by human parvovirus B19 infection Nephron  
A comparison of the clinical, histopathologic, and ultrastructural phenotypes in carriers of X-linked and autosomal recessive Alport syndrome Am J Kidney Dis  
Quinine-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura - hemolytic uremic syndrome: Frequency, clinical features, and long-term outcomes Ann Intern Med  
Education and debate: What are the effects of the fifth revision of the Declaration of Helsinki? Br Med J  
Early enteral nutrition in acutely ill patients: A systematic review Crit Care Med  
Two-field photography can identify patients with vision- threatening diabetic retinopathy Diabetes Care  
Guided medication dosing for inpatients with renal insufficiency J Am Med Assoc  
Prevalence, genetics, and clinical features of patients carrying podocin mutations in steroid-resistant nonfamilial focal segmental glomerulosclerosis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Nephrectomy followed by interferon alfa-2b compared with interferon alfa-2b alone for metastatic renal cell cancer N Engl J Med  
Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis caused by Puumala hantavirus infection Nephron  
Prolonged dietary calcium restriction: a diagnostic approach in idiopathic hypercalciuria Nephron  

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