HDCN Article Reviews/Hyperlinks by Date -  Spring , 2001  

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Screening for primary aldosteronism without discontinuing hypertensive medications: Plasma aldosterone-renin ratio Am J Kidney Dis  
Renal insufficiency as a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes and the impact of ramipril: The HOPE randomized trial Ann Intern Med  
Review: ABC of hypertension. Blood pressure measurement. Part II. Conventional sphygmomanometry: technique of auscultatory blood pressure measurement Br Med J  
Cardiovascular risk factors and their effects on the decision to treat hypertension: evidence-based review Br Med J  
Should we screen for type 2 diabetes? Evaluation against National Screening Committee Criteria Br Med J  
Elevated urinary albumin excretion is associated with impaired arterial dilatory capacity in clinically healthy subjects Circulation  
Low-dose metoprolol CR/XL and fluvastatin slow progression of carotid intima-media thickness Circulation  
Relation of a common methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutation and plasma homocysteine with intimal hyperplasia after coronary stenting Circulation  
Serum vitamin C concentration is low in peripheral arterial disease and is associated with inflammation and severity of atherosclerosis Circulation  
Familial aggregation of coronary artery calcium in families with diabetes Diabetes  
Prognostic significans of serum creatinine and uric acid in older Chinese patients with isolated systolic hypertension Hypertension  
Moderate alcohol consumption and risk of heart failure among older persons J Am Med Assoc  
Prior alcohol consumption and mortality following acute myocardial infarction J Am Med Assoc  
Renal vascular responses to captopril and to candesartan in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus Kidney Int  
Incidental renal artery stenosis in peripheral vascular disease: A case for treatment? Kidney Int  
Rapid magnetic resonance angiography for detection of atherosclerosis LANCET  
Effect of lipid-lowering therapy on early mortality after acute coronary syndromes: an observational study Lancet  
Effect of ACE inhibitors on angiographic restenosis after coronary stenting (PARIS): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Lancet  
Long-term comparison between perindopril and nifedipine in normotensive patients with type 1 diabetes and microalbuminuria Am J Kidney Dis  
An evidence-based assessment of federal guidelines for overweight and obesity as they apply to elderly persons Arch Int Med  
Pseudo-pheochromocytoma syndrome associated with clozapine Br Med J  
Review: Evidence-based management of hypertension: What are the elements of good treatment of hypertension? Br Med J  
Review: Blood pressure measurement: Part IV - automated sphygmomanometry: self blood pressure measurement Br Med J  
Review: Blood pressure measurement: Part III. Automated sphygmomanometry: ambulatory blood pressure measurement Br Med J  
Review: Evidence based management of hypertension: What to do when the blood pressure is difficult to control Br Med J  
Review: Using cardiovascular risk profiles to individualize hypertensive treatment Br Med J  
Higher intakes of fish protein are related to a lower risk of microalbuminuria in young Swedish type 1 diabetic patients Diabetes Care  
Alcohol consumption and the incidence of hypertension Hypertension  
Influence of carvedilol on hospitalizations in heart failure: indicence, resource utilization and costs. U.S. Carvedilol Heart Failure Study Group J Am Coll Cardiol  
Electron beam tomography and national cholesterol education program guidelines in asymptomatic women J Am Coll Cardiol  
Executive Summary of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults J Am Med Assoc  
Novel risk factors for systemic atherosclerosis: A comparison of C -reactive protein, fibrinogen, lipoprotein(a), and standard cholesterol screening J Am Med Assoc  
Effect of carvedilol on outcome after myocardial infarction in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction: the CAPRICORN randomized trial Lancet  
Lesser response to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy in black as compared with white patients with left ventricular dysfunction N Engl J Med  
Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus by changes in lifestyle among subjects with impaired glucose tolerance N Engl J Med  
Race and response to adrenergic blockade with carvedilol in patients with chronic heart failure N Engl J Med  
Influence of diuretics on the concentrations of proteins and other components of pleural transudates in patients with heart failure Am J Med  
Benefits of pravastatin on cardiovascular events and mortality in older patients with coronary heart disease are equal to or exceed those seen in younger patients: LIPID Trial Results Ann Intern Med  
The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on risk for coronary heart disease Ann Intern Med  
Home monitoring service improves mean arterial pressure in patients with essential hypertension Ann Intern Med  
Angiotensinogen mutations and risk for ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, and ischemic cerebrovascular disease Ann Intern Med  
FULL TEXT: Clinical review: Extracts from Clinical Evidence: Obesity Br Med J  
Oxygenated carotenoid lutein and progression of early atherosclerosis Circulation  
Select flavonoids and whole juice from purple grapes inhibit platelet function and enhance nitric oxide release Circulation  
Low circulating vitamin B6 is associated with elevation of the inflammation marker C-reactive protein independently of plasma homocysteine levels Circulation  
Glycemic control and heart failure among adult patients with diabetes Circulation  
Modulation of CRP-mediated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 induction in human endothelial cells by anti-atherosclerosis drugs Circulation  
Excessive urinary albumin levels are associated with future cardiovascular mortality in postmenopausal women Circulation  
Reduction in stroke with gemfibrozil in men with coronary heart diesase and low HDL cholesterol: VA-HIT Trial Circulation  
Differential effects of nifedipine and co-amilozide on the progression of early carotic wall changes Circulation  
High prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic teenagers and young adults: Evidence from intravascular ultrasound Circulation  
Transdermal estrogen replacement therapy decreases sympathetic activity in postmenopausal women Circulation  
Lipid and blood pressure treatment goals for type 1 diabetes: Ten-year incidence data from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study Diabetes Care  
Diabetes screening in Canada (DIASCAN) Study: Prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes and glucose intolerance in family physician offices Diabetes Care  
Captopril suppression versus salt loading in confirming primary aldosteronism Hypertension  
Mutations in the Na-Cl cotransporter reduce blood pressure in humans Hypertension  
Calcium channel blocker nifedipine slows down progression of coronary calcification in hypertensive patients compared with diuretics Hypertension  
Autonomic function in hypertensive and normotensive subjects: The importance of gender Hypertension  
Effects of low-dose aspirin on serum C-reactive protein and thromboxane B2 concentrations: a placebo-controlled study using a highly sensitive C-reactive protein assay J Am Coll Cardiol  
FULL TEXT: Effect of ramipril vs. amlodipine on renal outcomes in hypertensive nephrosclerosis J Am Med Assoc  
Split renal function outcome after renal angioplasty in patients with unilateral artery stenosis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Add-on angiotensin receptor blockade with maximized ACE inhibition Kidney Int  
A three-item scale for early prediction of stroke recovery Lancet  
Treatment of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection with roxithromycin and effect on neointima proliferation after coronary stent placement (ISAR-3): An R, DB, PC trial Lancet  
Evidence that human cardiac myocytes divide after myocardial infarction N Engl J Med  
Trial of the beta-blocker bucindolol in patients with advanced chronic heart failure N Engl J Med  
Effect of carvedilol on survival in severe chronic heart failure N Engl J Med  
Measurement of C-reactive protein for the targeting of statin therapy in the primary prevention of acute coronary events N Engl J Med  

Dialysis, Chronic Renal Failure
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Hemodynamic reproducibility during blood flow measurements of hemodialysis synthetic grafts Am J Kidney Dis  
Suspected iron dextran-related adverse drug events in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
The case for daily dialysis: Its impact on costs and quality of life Am J Kidney Dis  
Transcutaneous oxygen tension in patients with calciphylaxis Am J Kidney Dis  
National surveillance of dialysis-associated diseases in the United States, 1999 Centers for Disease Control  
Agatroban anticoagulant therapy in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Circulation  
Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheter-related infections Clin Infect Dis  
Antimicrobial resistance in the ICU: Supplement Crit Care Med  
Increased total to ionized calcium ratio during continuous venovenous hemodialysis with citrate anticoagulation Crit Care Med  
Improving adherence to hand hygiene practice: a multidisciplinary approach Emerging Infect Dis  
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Program: Annual Report Summary 1999 HCFA ESRD Network Program  
FULL TEXT: Serum albumin: A marker of fluid overload in dialysis patients? J Ren Nutr  
Effects of calorie and fluid intake on adverse events during hemodialysis J Ren Nutr  
Upper extremity digital subtraction venography with gadoterate meglumine before fistula creation for hemodialysis Kidney Int  
Recommendations for preventing the transmission of infections among chronic hemodialysis patients Morb Mortal Weekly Rep  
Multidrug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae N Engl J Med  
Temporal aspects of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia N Engl J Med  
Review: Dialysis-related amyloidosis: History and clinical manifestations Semin Dial  
Predictors of arteriovenous graft patency after radiologic intervention in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Assessment of access blood flow after preemptive angioplasty Am J Kidney Dis  
Prevalence of high blood pressure and elevated serum creatinine level in the United States: Findings from the third NHANES Survey (1988-1994) Arch Int Med  
Glycemic control is a predictor of survival for diabetic patients on dialysis Diabetes Care  
Prevalence of C282Y and H63D mutations in the hemochromatosis (HFE) gene in the United States J Am Med Assoc  
Peritoneal glucose exposure and changes in membrane solute transport with time on peritoneal dialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Expression of aquaporin-1 in human peritoneal mesothelial cells and its upregulation by glucose in vitro J Am Soc Nephrol  
Flow in hemodialysis grafts after angioplasty: Do radiologic criteria predict success? Kidney Int  
A randomized trial of minidose warfarin for the prevention of late malfunction in tunneled cuffed hemodialysis catheters Kidney Int  
Oxidative stress is reduced by the long-term use of vitamin-E coated dialysis filters Kidney Int  
Serratia liquefaciens bloodstream infections from contamination of epoetin alfa at a hemodialysis center N Engl J Med  
Effect of parathyroid hormone (1-34) on fractures and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis N Engl J Med  
Control of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in health care facilities in a region N Engl J Med  
The tolerance and efficacy of interferon-alpha in hemodialysis patients with HCV infection: a multicenter, prospective study Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Procalcitonin: a new marker of inflammation in hemodialysis patients? Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Peritoneal tuberculosis in patients receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Effect of ultrafiltration on peripheral urea sequestration in hemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Calciphylaxis is associated with hyperphosphatemia and increased osteopontin expression by vascular smooth muscle cells Am J Kidney Dis  
Determinants of mortality after myocardial infarction in patients with advanced renal dysfunction Am J Kidney Dis  
Incidence trends and mortality in end-stage renal disease attributed to renovascular disease in the United States Am J Kidney Dis  
Protein intake, control of serum phosphorus and relatively low levels of parathyroid hormone in elderly hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Prevalence and characteristics of individuals with chronic kidney disease in a large health maintenance organization Am J Kidney Dis  
Effect of lipid-lowering dietary recommendations on the nutritional intake and lipid profiles of chronic peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Morbidity and cost implications of inadequate hemodialysis Am J Kidney Dis  
DOQI guidelines for nutrition in long-term peritoneal dialysis patients: A dissenting view Am J Kidney Dis  
Retrograde hemodialysis access flow during dialysis as a predictor of access pathology Am J Kidney Dis  
FULL TEXT: Education and debate: Who should measure quality of life? Br Med J  
Measuring quality of life: Is there such a thing as a life not worth living? Br Med J  
FULL TEXT: Why should women have lower reference limits for hemoglobin and ferritin concentrations than men? Br Med J  
Whitepaper: The effect of barcode-enabled point of care technology on medication administration errors Bridges  
Impact of a rotating antibiotic schedule on infectious mortality in an intensive care unit Crit Care Med  
Increased prevalence of microthromboses in retinal capillaries of diabetic individuals Diabetes  
FULL TEXT: Diabetes and the risk of infection-related mortality in the United States Diabetes Care  
Nutritional status over time in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
TT virus infection in end-stage renal disease J Nephrol  
FULL TEXT: Treatment of hemodialysis-associated catheter-associated fibrin sheaths by rt-PA infusion: Critical analysis of 124 procedures J Vasc Interven Radiol  
Ultrasound dilution evaluation of pediatric hemodialysis access Kidney Int  
Dimethylglycine accumulates in uremia and predicts elevated plasma homocysteine concentrations Kidney Int  
Clinical course of peritonitis due to Pseudomonas species complicating peritoneal dialysis: A review of 104 cases Kidney Int  
Effect of type of dialysis membrane on bone in hemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
A randomized, controlled, parallel-group trial on efficacy and safety of iron sucrose (Venofer) vs. iron gluconate in HD patients treated with rHuEpo Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Protein intake in patients with renal failure: Comments on the current NKF-DOQI guidelines for nutrition in chronic renal failure Semin Dial  

Clinical Nephrology
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Erythropoietin deficiency causes anemia in nephrotic children with normal kidney function Am J Kidney Dis  
Review: Transplantation of the liver and pancreas Br Med J  
Effect of 3 years of antihypertensive therapy on renal structure in type 1 diabetic patients with albuminuria: European Study for the Prevenstion of Renal Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Diabetes  
A randomized trial of high-dose compared with low-dose omega-3 fatty acids in severe IgA nephropathy J Am Soc Nephrol  
Effects of losartan and amlodipine on intrarenal hemodynamics and TGF-beta-1 plasma levels in a crossover trial in renal transplant recipients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Approaching the therapeutic window for cyclosporine in kidney transplantation: A prospective study J Am Soc Nephrol  
Cyclosporine in patients with steroid-resistant membranous nephropathy: a randomized trial Kidney Int  
Obesity-related glomerulopathy: an emerging epidemic Kidney Int  
Long-term impact of discontinued or reduced calcineurin inhibitor in patients with chronic allograft nephropathy Kidney Int  
Orthotopic reimplantation of cryopreserved ovarian cortical strips after high-dose chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma Lancet  
Medical versus surgical treatment of children with severe bilateral vesicoureteric reflux and bilateral nephropathy: a randomized trial Lancet  
Outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with farm visits -- Pennsylvania and Washington, 2000 Morb Mortal Weekly Rep  
Brain death - Well settled, yet still unresolved N Engl J Med  
FULL TEXT: Steroid-free immunosuppression in renal transplantation: A long-term follow-up of 100 consecutive patients Transplantation  
FULL TEXT: Mycophenolate mofetil for the treatment of a first acute renal allograft rejection: Three year follow-up Transplantation  
FULL TEXT: Pregnancy outcome after cyclosporine therapy during pregnancy: a meta-analysis Transplantation  
FULL TEXT: Cold ischemia time: An independent predictor of increased HLA Class I antibody production after rejection of a primary cadaveric renal allograft Transplantation  
FULL TEXT: Hyperuricemia exacerbates chronic cyclosporin nephropathy Transplantation  
Effect of dose-intensive intravenous melphalan and autologous blood stem-cell transplantation on AL-amyloidosis-associated renal disease Ann Intern Med  
Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness: A multicenter study Ann Intern Med  
FULL TEXT: Dehydroepiandrosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate, and cortisol concentrations in intensive care unit patients Crit Care Med  
FULL TEXT: Initial effect of sodium bicarbonate on intracellular pH depends on the extracellular nonbicarbonate buffering capacity Crit Care Med  
Effects of albumin/furosemide mixtures on responses to furosemide in hypoalbuminemic patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Immunosuppressive agents in childhood nephrotic syndrome: A meta- analysis of randomized controlled trials Kidney Int  
Progression of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease in children Kidney Int  
Autosomal-dominant periodic fever with AA amyloidosis: Novel mutation in tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 gene. Rapid Communication Kidney Int  
Correlation between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 1-alpha hydroxylase gene expression in alveolar macrophages and the activity of sarcoidosis Am J Med  
Long-term outcome of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease treated with plasma exchange and immunosuppression Ann Intern Med  
Randomized trial of cranberry-lingonberry juice and Lactobacillus GG drink for the prevention of urinary tract infections in women Br Med J  
Effect of novel polymorphisms in the rage gene on transcriptional regulation and their association with diabetic retinopathy Diabetes  
Collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis following treatment with high-dose pamidronate J Am Soc Nephrol  
Survival improvement among patients with end-stage renal disease: Trends over time for transplant recipients and wait-listed patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Oxidative modification of low-density lipoproteins and the outcome of renal allografts at 1/2 years Kidney Int  
Twenty-four hour urine chemistries and the risk of kidney stones among men and women Kidney Int  
Association of parvovirus B19 infection with idiopathic collapsing glomerulopathy Kidney Int  
Sensitivity to meat protein intake and hyperoxaluria in idiopathic calcium stone formers Kidney Int  
Efficacy and safety of infliximab monotherapy for plaque-type psoriasis: a randomised trial Lancet  
CC chemokine receptor 5 and renal transplant survival Lancet  
Renal function, cytogenetic measurements, and sexual development in adolescents in relation to environmental pollutants: a feasibility study of biomarkers Lancet  

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