HDCN Article Reviews/Hyperlinks by Date -  Winter , 2003  

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Balloon angioplasty or medical therapy for hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Am J Med  
Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse pressure as predictors of risk for congestive heart failure in the Framingham Heart Study Ann Intern Med  
Obesity in adulthood and its consequences for life expectancy : A life-table analysis Ann Intern Med  
Cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus current management guidelines Arch Int Med  
Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome after renal transplantation in the United States BMC Endocrine Disorders  
Folate and vitamin B-12 and risk of fatal cardiovascular disease: cohort study from Busselton, Western Australia Br Med J  
Contraindications to the use of metformin Br Med J  
Drug treatment of hypertension Br Med J  
Alcohol consumption and plasma concentration of C-reactive protein Circulation  
Hemodilution is common in patients with advanced heart failure Circulation  
C-reactive protein and ischemia in users and nonusers of B- blockers and Statins : Data from the heart and soul study Circulation  
Effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea Circulation  
Anemia is common in heart failure and is associated with poor outcomes: Insights from a cohort of 12 065 patients with new-onset heart failure Circulation  
Taurine and vitamin C modify monocyte and endothelial dysfunction in young smokers Circulation  
Xanthine oxidase inhibition reverses endothelial dysfunction in heavy smokers Circulation  
C-reactive protein, the metabolic syndrome , and risk of incident cardiovascular events : An 8-year follow-up of 14 719 initially healthy American women Circulation  
Autoregulation of glomerular filtration rate in patients with type 2 diabetes during isradipine therapy Diabetes Care  
Discordance between HbA1c and fructosamine: Evidence for a glycosylation gap and its relation to diabetic nephropathy Diabetes Care  
Non-HDL cholesterol as a predictor of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes: The Strong Heart Study Diabetes Care  
A randomized trial of sibutramine in the management of obese type 2 diabetic patients treated with metformin Diabetes Care  
Rosiglitazone improves insulin sensitivity and lowers blood pressure in hypertensive patients Diabetes Care  
Gene expression profiling in hypertension research: A critical perspective Hypertension  
Effectiveness of aldosterone blockade in patients with diabetic nephropathy Hypertension  
Combination treatment of angiotensin-II receptor blocker and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor in non-diabetic renal disease (COOPERATE): a randomised controlled trial Lancet  
A comparison of magnesium sulfate and nimodipine for the prevention of eclampsia N Engl J Med  
Nephron number in patients with primary hypertension N Engl J Med  
Roles of drinking pattern and type of alcohol consumed in coronary heart disease in men N Engl J Med  
Renal artery stenosis by three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography in type 2 diabetics with uncontrolled hypertension and chronic renal insufficiency. Am J Kidney Dis  
The relation of C-reactive protein levels to total and cardiovascular mortality in older U.S. women Am J Med  
Outcomes of chronic heart failure Arch Int Med  
Atherosclerotic ischemic renal disease . Diagnosis and prevalence in an hypertensive and/or uremic elderly population BMC Nephrol  
Relation between hormone replacement therapy and ischaemic heart disease in women : prospective observational study Br Med J  
Cholesterol lowering drugs and risk of age related maculopathy : prospective cohort study with cumulative exposure measurement Br Med J  
Intensive blood pressure control reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral arterial disease and type 2 diabetes Circulation  
The effects of diabetes on the risks of major cardiovascular diseases and death in the Asia-Pacific region Diabetes Care  
Control of postprandial plasma glucose by an oral insulin product (HIM2) in patients with type 2 diabetes Diabetes Care  
Renoprotection by ACE inhibition or aldosterone blockade Is blood pressure-dependent Hypertension  
Effect of spironolactone on cardiac sympathetic nerve activity and left ventricular remodeling in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy J Am Coll Cardiol  
Red wine increases the expression of human endothelial nitric oxide synthase J Am Coll Cardiol  
Effects of initiating carvedilol in patients with severe chronic heart failure results from the COPERNICUS Study J Am Med Assoc  
Association of serum digoxin concentration and outcomes in patients with heart failure J Am Med Assoc  
Enalapril and losartan reduce sympathetic hyperactivity in patients with chronic renal failure J Am Soc Nephrol  
Renal artery stent placement : Complications at a single tertiary care center J Vasc Intervent Radiol  
A comparison of outcomes with angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors and diuretics for hypertension in the elderly N Engl J Med  
Continuing uncertainty about the value of percutaneous revascularization in atherosclerotic renovascular disease : a meta-analysis of randomized trials Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Spurious systolic hypertension of youth: fit young men with elastic arteries [Brief communication] Am J Hypertens  
High-normal blood pressure and microalbuminuria Am J Kidney Dis  
B-type natriuretic peptide and renal function in the diagnosis of heart failure: An analysis from the breathing not properly multinational study Am J Kidney Dis  
Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of older Americans about high blood pressure : Implications for health care policy, education, and research Arch Int Med  
Screening for statin-related toxicity : The yield of transaminase and creatine kinase measurements in a primary care setting Arch Int Med  
Increase in blood glucose concentration during antihypertensive treatment as a predictor of myocardial infarction : Population based cohort study Br Med J  
Changes in brain natriuretic peptide and norepinephrine over time and mortality and morbidity in the valsartan heart failure trial (Val-HeFT) Circulation  
Prevention of heart failure in patients in the heart outcomes prevention evaluation (HOPE) Study Circulation  
Inflammatory markers and risk of heart failure in elderly subjects without prior myocardial infarction: The Framingham Heart Study Circulation  
Elevated levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are decreased by nasal continuous positive airway pressure Circulation  
Antibiotic therapy after acute myocardial infarction: a prospective randomized study Circulation  
Pramlintide as an adjunct to insulin therapy improves long-term glycemic and weight control in patients with type 2 diabetes : A 1-year randomized controlled trial Diab Care  
Regional sympathetic effects of low-dose clonidine in heart failure Hypertension  
Vasopeptidase inhibition: A double-edged sword? Hypertension  
Short-versus long-term effects of different dihydropyridines on sympathetic and baroreflex function in hypertension Hypertension  
height="12" border="0"> Outcomes with nifedipine GITS or co-amilozide in hypertensive diabetics and nondiabetics in intervention as a goal in hypertension (INSIGHT) Hypertension  
Summary of the NHLBI Working Group on Research on Hypertension During Pregnancy Hypertension  
ACE and alpha-adducin polymorphism as markers of individual response to diuretic therapy Hypertension  
Blood lead level is associated with elevated blood pressure in Blacks Hypertension  
A prospective, blinded determination of the natural history of aspirin resistance among stable patients with cardiovascular disease J Am Coll Cardiol  
Blood lead, blood pressure , and hypertension in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women J Am Med Assoc  
Silent brain infarcts and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline N Engl J Med  

Dialysis, Chronic Renal Failure
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Cell-associated magnesium and QT dispersion in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Cigarette smoking and increased urine albumin excretion are interrelated predictors of nephropathy progression in type 2 diabetes Am J Kidney Dis  
Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and decreased kidney function in the adult US population: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Am J Kidney Dis  
The provision and outcomes of diabetic care of hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Effect of variability in anemia management on hemoglobin outcomes in ESRD Am J Kidney Dis  
Factors associated with future amputation among patients undergoing hemodialysis: Results from the Dialysis Morbidity and Mortality Study Waves 3 and 4 Am J Kidney Dis  
Silent cerebral infarction in hemodialysis patients Am J Nephrol  
Profile of interdialytic blood pressure in hemodialysis patients Am J Nephrol  
Treatment of anemia with darbepoetin alfa administered de novo once every other week in chronic kidney disease Am J Nephrol  
Erythropoietin therapy in pre-dialysis patients with chronic renal failure: Lack of need for parenteral iron Am J Nephrol  
Pravastatin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in persons with mild chronic renal insufficiency Ann Intern Med  
Atrial fibrillation in chronic dialysis patients in the United states: risk factors for hospitalization and mortality BMC Nephrol  
A kinetic model of inorganic phosphorus mass balance in hemodialysis therapy Blood Purif  
Statistics notes: Interaction revisited : the difference between two estimates Br Med J  
Effect of erythropoietin on exercise capacity in patients with moderate to severe chronic heart failure Circulation  
Elevations of inflammatory and procoagulant biomarkers in elderly persons with renal insufficiency Circulation  
Adrenal insufficiency during septic shock Crit Care Med  
Optimal dose of candesartan for renoprotection in type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy: A double-blind randomized cross-over study Diabetes Care  
The prevalence and severity of coronary artery calcification on coronary artery computed tomography in black and white subjects J Am Coll Cardiol  
Level of kidney function as a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular outcomes in the community J Am Coll Cardiol  
Low vitamin D status: a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of congestive heart failure? J Am Coll Cardiol  
Prophylactic treatment of migraine with an angiotensin II receptor blocker a randomized controlled trial J Am Med Assoc  
Artificial and bioartificial support systems for acute and acute-on- chronic liver failure: A systematic review J Am Med Assoc  
Survival advantage for adult Hispanic hemodialysis patients? Findings from the End-Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project J Am Soc Nephrol  
Hemodialysis infection prevention with polysporin ointment J Am Soc Nephrol  
Cardiac valve calcification as an important predictor for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in long-term peritoneal dialysis patients: a prospective study J Am Soc Nephrol  
High prevalence of overweight in a stable spanish hemodialysis population: A cross sectional study J Ren Nutrition  
Development and progression of nephropathy in type 2 diabetes: The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS 64) Kidney Int  
Sodium ferric gluconate complex in hemodialysis patients. II. Adverse reactions in iron dextran-sensitive and dextran-tolerant patients Kidney Int  
Parathyroid hormone (PTH), PTH-derived peptides, and new PTH assays in renal osteodystrophy Kidney Int  
Severe bone disease and low bone mineral density after juvenile renal failure Kidney Int  
The calcimimetic AMG 073 reduces parathyroid hormone and calcium x phosphorus in secondary hyperparathyroidism Kidney Int  
Gender differences in outcomes of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients Kidney Int  
Impaired K+ regulation contributes to exercise limitation in end-stage renal failure Kidney Int  
Glucose degradation products in PD fluids: Do they disappear from the peritoneal cavity and enter the systemic circulation? Kidney Int  
Environmental lead exposure and progression of chronic renal diseases in patients without diabetes N Engl J Med  
Homocysteine, C-reactive protein, lipid peroxidation and mortality in haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Quality of sleep and health-related quality of life in haemodialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Frequent prolonged home haemodialysis: three old concepts, one modern solution Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Intoxication by star fruit (averrhoa carambola) in 32 uraemic patients: treatment and outcome Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Regional variability in anaemia management and haemoglobin in the US Nephrol Dial Transplant  
The effect of correction of anaemia in diabetics and non-diabetics with severe resistant congestive heart failure and chronic renal failure by subcutaneous erythropoietin Nephrol Dial Transplant  
How will the results of the HEMO Study impact dialysis practice? Sem Dial  
Treating interdialytic hyperkalemia with fludrocortisone Sem Dial  
Daytime sleepiness in patients with CRF : Impact of nocturnal hemodialysis Am J Kidney Dis  
Why patients with ESRD do not select self-care dialysis as a treatment option Am J Kidney Dis  
Daytime sleepiness in stable hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
Impact of timing of nephrology referral and pre-ESRD care on mortality risk among new ESRD patients in the United States Am J Kidney Dis  
The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending . Part 1: The content, quality, and accessibility of care Ann Intern Med  
Screening adults for type 2 diabetes : A Review of the evidence for the U.S. preventive services task force Ann Intern Med  
Single-detector helical computed tomography as the primary diagnostic test in suspected pulmonary embolism : A multicenter clinical management study of 510 patients Ann Intern Med  
Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults : Recommendations and rationale Ann Intern Med  
Cost of acute renal failure requiring dialysis in the intensive care unit : Clinical and resource implications of renal recovery Crit Care Med  
Maggot therapy for treating diabetic foot ulcers unresponsive to conventional therapy Diabetes Care  
Delineation of prevalence and risk factors for early coronary artery disease by electron beam computed tomography in young adults with type 1 diabetes Diabetes Care  
Contamination rates of blood cultures obtained by dedicated phlebotomy vs intravenous catheter J Am Med Assoc  
Mortality differences by dialysis modality among incident ESRD patients with and without coronary artery disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Dialysis, kidney transplantation, or pancreas transplantation for patients with diabetes mellitus and renal failure: A decision analysis of treatment options J Am Soc Nephrol  
Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion studies in patients with end-stage renal disease assessed for kidney or kidney-pancreas transplantation : A meta-analysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in renal transplant recipients: Prognostic value and impact of blood pressure and anemia J Am Soc Nephrol  
Glomerular hyperfiltration and the salt paradox in early type 1 diabetes mellitus : A tubulo-centric view J Am Soc Nephrol  
A propensity analysis of late versus early nephrologist referral and mortality on dialysis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Low protein diet mediated renoprotection in remnant kidneys: Renal autoregulatory versus hypertrophic mechanisms Kidney Int  
C-reactive protein is associated with renal function abnormalities in a non-diabetic population Kidney Int  
Reverse epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in maintenance dialysis patients Kidney Int  
Early experience with sildenafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in renal transplant recipients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Anthropometric measures , cytokines and survival in haemodialysis patients . Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Treatment of anaemia in dialysis patients with unit dosing of darbepoetin alfa at a reduced dose frequency relative to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Dietary potassium and laxatives as regulators of colonic potassium secretion in end-stage renal disease Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Arterial pressure components and cardiovascular risk in end-stage renal disease Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Empirical aminoglycosides for peritonitis do not affect residual renal function Am J Kidney Dis  
A controlled, prospective study of the effects of atorvastatin on proteinuria and progression of kidney disease Am J Kidney Dis  
Chronic use of sodium ferric gluconate complex in hemodialysis patients: Safety of higher-dose (250 mg) administration Am J Kidney Dis  
The methylentetrahydrofolate reductase C677T point mutation is a risk factor for vascular access thrombosis in hemodialysis patients Am J Kidney Dis  
The impact of protein intake on renal function decline in women with normal renal function or mild renal insufficiency Ann Intern Med  
Management of high blood pressure in African Americans: Consensus Statement, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks Arch Intern Med  
Effect of filtration volume of continuous venovenous hemofiltration in the treatment of patients with acute renal failure in intensive care units Crit Care Med  
Vardenafil, a new phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor , in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes : A multicenter double-blind placebo-controlled fixed-dose study Diab Care  
Losartan reduces the costs associated with diabetic end-stage renal disease: The RENAAL study economic evaluation Diab Care  
Value of coronary artery calcium scanning by computed tomography for predicting coronary heart disease in diabetic subjects Diab Care  
Relationship between vascular access flow and hemodynamically significant stenoses in arteriovenous grafts Hemodial Int  
We should strive for optimal hemodialysis: a criticism of the hemodialysis adequacy concept Hemodial Int  
Development of renal disease in people at high cardiovascular risk: Results of the HOPE randomized study J Am Soc Nephrol  
The calcimimetic AMG 073 as a potential treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism of end-stage renal disease J Am Soc Nephrol  
Restriction of dietary glycotoxins reduces excessive advanced glycation end products in renal failure patients J Am Soc Nephrol  
Effects of combined ACE inhibitor and angiotensin II antagonist treatment in human chronic nephropathies Kidney Int  
Zoledronic acid to prevent bone loss in the first 6 months after renal transplantation Kidney Int  
Level of kidney function as a risk factor for cardiovascular outcomes in the elderly Kidney Int  
Blood lead and chronic kidney disease in the general United States population : Results from NHANES IIIM Kidney Int  
Preventing complications of central venous catheterization N Engl J Med  
Impact of low-dose acetylsalicylic acid on kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients with elevated urinary albumin excretion rate Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Association between residual renal function, inflammation and patient survival in new peritoneal dialysis patients Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Correction of anaemia with darbepoetin alfa in patients with chronic kidney disease receiving dialysis Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Assessment of haemodialysis adequacy by ionic dialysance : intra- patient variability of delivered treatment Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Sevelamer hydrochloride with or without alphacalcidol or higher dialysate calcium vs calcium carbonate in dialysis patients: an open- label, randomized study Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Uraemic toxins and cardiovascular disease Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Incidence of side-effects associated with high-dose ferric gluconate in patients with severe chronic renal failure Nephrology  
Cardiovascular disease in chronic renal failure: Pathophysiologic aspects Sem Dial  

Clinical Nephrology
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Adult nondiarrhea hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with shiga toxin Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteremia and urinary tract infection Am J Kidney Dis  
Ichthyotoxic ARF after fish gallbladder ingestion: A large case series from Vietnam Am J Kidney Dis  
Long-term use of mycophenolate mofetil is associated with a reduction in the incidence and risk of late rejection Am J Transplant  
Remission of chronic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura after treatment with cyclophosphamide and rituximab Ann Intern Med  
Distinguishing between salt poisoning and hypernatraemic dehydration in children Br Med J  
Recent advances in molecular genetics of hereditary magnesium-losing disorders J Am Soc Nephrol  
Cancers of the kidney and urinary tract in patients on dialysis for End-Stage Renal Disease: Analysis of data from the United States, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand J Am Soc Nephrol  
Long-term combined treatment with thiazide and potassium citrate in nephrolithiasis does not lead to hypokalemia or hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis Kidney Int  
Blood pressure reduction with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in renal transplant recipients Kidney Int  
Circulating endothelial cells as markers for ANCA-associated small-vessel vasculitis Lancet  
A randomized, controlled trial of the use of pulmonary-artery catheters in high-risk surgical patients N Engl J Med  
Dialysis prior to living donor kidney transplantation and rates of acute rejection Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Management of lupus nephropathy Nephron  
Prevention of renal failure in the critically ill Nephron  
A randomized prospective trial to access the role of saline hydration on the development of contrast nephrotoxicity Nephron  
Beneficial effects of weight loss in overweight patients with chronic proteinuric nephropathies Am J Kidney Dis  
Pharmacokinetic dosing of aminoglycosides: a controlled trial Am J Med  
Correlation between ammonia levels and the severity of hepatic encephalopathy Am J Med  
Lesson of the week: Fatal dysnatraemia caused by elective colonoscopy Br Med J  
Acetylcysteine for prevention of acute deterioration of renal function following elective coronary angiography and intervention : A randomized controlled trial J Am Med Assoc  
15-deoxyspergualin in patients with refractory ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis : A six-month open-label trial to evaluate safety and efficacy J Am Soc Nephrol  
Bone mineral density and urine calcium excretion among subjects with and without nephrolithiasis Kidney Int  
Genetics of kidney disease Kidney Int  
Nephrotoxic effects in high-risk patients undergoing angiography N Engl J Med  
Evidence-based recommendations for immunosuppression in IgA nephropathy : Handle with caution Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Recent approaches to the pathogenesis of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Seven cases of granulomatous interstitial nephritis in the absence of extrarenal sarcoid Nephrol Dial Transplant  
Post-transplant renal tubulitis: The recruitment, differentiations, and persistence of intra-epithelial T cells Am J Transplant  
Multicenter randomized prospective trial of steroid withdrawal in renal transplant recipients receiving basiliximab, cyclosporine microemulsion and mycophenolate mofetil Am J Transplant  
Efficacy of albumin in critically ill patients Br Med J  
Internet based consultations to transfer knowledge for patients requiring specialised care: Retrospective case review Br Med J  
Prevention and treatment of acute renal failure in sepsis J Am Soc Nephrol  
Renal transplantation: Can we reduce calcineurin inhibitor/stop steroids ? Evidence based on protocol biopsy findings J Am Soc Nephrol  
Effect of vitamin C supplements on urinary oxalate and pH in calcium stone-forming patients Kidney Int  
High-dose intravenous melphalan with autologous stem cell transplantation in AL amyloidosis-associated end-stage renal disease Kidney Int  
Serial ANCA titers : Useful tool for prevention of relapses in ANCA-associated vasculitis Kidney Int  

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